Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course

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Train to develop or participate in the conflict mediation process

Flexible 100% online class

24/7 course accessibility

Complete in just 7 weeks

Text Only format available through select partners

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Skillfully navigate conflict

When emotions run high and conflict looms, a positive outcome is critical. A certificate in dispute resolution from CLS by BARBRI provides practical training in mediation, negotiation, and arbitration techniques. Our intensive ADR certificate course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options to take the mystery out of U.S. settlement processes and address methods for reaching reasonable solutions. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

SHRM Recertification Provider

CLS by BARBRI is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

45 Professional Development Credits

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Learn about the coursework, learning outcomes and answers to frequently asked questions

Legal Support Courses Informational Webinar — This session was recorded on March 24, 2021 and may mention timely information. Our courses are open enrollment and start every 8 weeks.

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Find the right option for you

CLS by BARBRI is a leading provider of ADR training. For over 40 years, we have provided students with flexible, affordable, and effective legal education through a variety of formats catered to your career and life. All formats are designed and updated to remain on pace with the current industry and are taught by working professionals. Whether you prefer to learn 100% online around your schedule, or at your own pace via our Text Only format, we have an option for you. 

No matter which option you choose, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course offers you a high-quality education by providing the fundamental skills you will need to meet your professional objectives.

Our interactive platform offers 24/7 course access with video and printed tutorials available.

Benefit from direct interaction with the instructor and other students by way of email and a discussion board.

Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information.

  • New sessions start every 8 weeks
    • We offer 6 sessions per year.
  • 24/7 Course access
    • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent via email prior to the start of class.
  • Student support
    • CLS by BARBRI provides ongoing administrative and technical support for all students.
  • Review the Online Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course syllabus to learn more.

Highly Recommended Legal Resource:

  • WESTLAW legal research access, only $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information. Order online

Our Text Only option is available to students who, because of location or schedule conflicts, are unable to take the course in other formats.  

Ideal for students who do not have access to a computer or the internet, the Text Only format is a printed version of the online course and requires only the printed lesson material you receive along with your textbooks.

  • Start anytime
    • Enroll today and have a maximum of 12 months to complete the course.
  • Completing assignments
    • Mail or email assignments to CLS by BARBRI for grading.
  • Student support
    • Questions may be directed to the instructor via a toll-free number or email.

Review the Text Only Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Course syllabus to learn more.

Highly Recommended Legal Resources:

  • WESTLAW legal research access, only $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information. Order online

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

About University of Wisconsin-Platteville

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is one of 13 publicly supported comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. Founded in 1866, UW-Platteville is the oldest public institution in the State of Wisconsin. As our nickname implies, our “Pioneers” have created the very foundation for which we are known.

Go from conflict to cooperation

Learning outcomes

Master the art of negotiation and learn how to select the most cost-effective and least intrusive ADR method to achieve at positive result for all parties. Special attention is given to The History of ADR, The Art of Negotiation, The Mediation Process, Arbitration, Other Forms of ADR, and Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining.

Career outlook

Whether you are a paralegal, business professional, or HR executive, it’s important for you to stand out in your field and broaden your knowledge. The ability to effectively manage conflict is a skill that can improve your marketability and increase your earning potential. Learn more.

88% of past students agree their education from CLS by BARBRI makes them more appealing to job recruiters.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to take CLS courses?

CLS courses are designed for adult students and are taught on a college level. Minimum requirements to take any of our courses are a high school diploma or GED, and to be 18 years of age prior to enrollment.

Can I get financial aid?

Traditional financial aid (Pell grants, Stafford Loans, etc.) usually do not apply to these courses due to their continuing education status. Please view our Payment Options information to explore possible options.

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I had a great experience with CLS. Well-organized content, accessible instructors, engaging coursework. Overall a great experience.

— Adam S.

CLS allowed me to get my certificate from the comfort of my own home and I loved that I could choose which main university the certificate would be coming from as well. Thank you for the positive experience!

— Anna I.

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— Jodi B.

The feedback from the online instructors and the CLS administrative staff was excellent! This was one of the most important factors for me since it is an online program. The online element of the CLS program is convenient, efficient and, to an certain extent, personalized to fit anyone’s particular needs.

— Josh M.

I enjoyed the CLS program because it was flexible, practical, and educational. All objectives were clearly laid out each week and I learned so much from all the reading and assignments. You work hard for your grades and it definitely pays off.

— Melanie R.

The online courses are great and convenient. They are perfect for someone working part or full-time.

— Brian H.