The Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), a government agency vested by law with original and exclusive jurisdiction over disputes arising from, or connected with, contracts entered into by parties involved in construction in the Philippines, is now accepting applications for the 10th Construction Arbitrators Accreditation Course to be held in the last quarter of 2021 (venue to be announced). To qualify as a candidate for accreditation, one must meet the following minimum requirements:  

  1. At least 40 years of age at the time of application; 
  2. Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Law, Accountancy or any other course relevant to any field of construction or construction activity; 
  3. Licensed to practice his/her profession in the Philippines and, preferably, endorsed and/or nominated by his/her professional organization through a duly approved Board Resolution; 
  4. At least ten (10) years in the practice of his/her profession and ten (10) years of work experience in construction management-related activities or in the handling of construction disputes and/or contract negotiations; 
  5. In full enjoyment of his/her civil rights and must not have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or of any crime for which the penalty imposed upon him/her is over six (6) months of imprisonment; and
  6. Subject to all screening requirements and accreditation course for arbitrators to be conducted by the CIAC. 

Interested applicants must submit their comprehensive resume/curriculum vitae and the necessary requirements/clearances/supporting documents to the CIAC Secretariat not later than 28 June 2021 via courier or email at the following addresses: 

* CIAC, 2/F Executive Building Center, 369 Gil Puyat Ave. cor. Makati Avenue, Makati City; and

For questions/clarifications, the CIAC Secretariat can be reached at telephone numbers (02) 8897-0853 and (02) 8897- 9313.♦

Date of Release: 27 November 2020