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CTAJ™ Program

Since January 1, 2009, the Foundation of Administrative Justice offers a Certificate program: Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice (CTAJ™)! A first in Canada, this Certificate assists tribunals and participants to evaluate and support competencies in administrative justice roles.

There are four (4) streams to the Certificate.

1. Tribunal Member (for the appointed or elected board members and decision-makers)
2. Administrator (for staff and other support personnel)
3. Advocate (for clients, presenters, and counsel)
4. Investigator (for those locating evidence for decision making)

Program Requirements

  • complete the core, required, and elective courses for a total of 77 credits (100% course attendance is mandatory)
  • write the exam and obtain 65% or better for each course
  • complete the Certificate application form and pay the required fee

Education Requirements 

Stream Required Courses
per Stream
(14 credits)
Core Courses (49 credits) Elective Courses

(14 credits)

Tribunal Member Any approved FOAJ
course, clinic or workshop to complete the balance of 77 credits

 
Administrator
Advocate
Investigator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the natural flow for the courses?

  1. Principles of Administrative Justice
  2. Interpreting Legislation
  3. Evidence
  4. Decision Making
  5. Decision Writing
  6. Plain Language: Building Results
  7. Other FOAJ courses

Core Competencies

The core competencies of the CTAJ™ program define the skills and capabilities that give you and /or your employees an advantage.  These advantages give you confidence in your role and a unique set of tools that may enable you and your organization to reduce costs by creating efficiencies.

Administrator

Competent Administrators conduct their work demonstrating the following attributes, Knowledge and Values, Communication, Administration of Cases, Legislation, Decision Making, and Decision Writing, and more. For more information on Core Competencies for administrators click here.

Advocate

Competent Advocates conduct their work demonstrating the following attributes, Knowledge and Values, Communication, Conduct of Cases, Legislation, Evidence, Decision Making, and Decision Writing. For more information click here.

Investigator

Competent Investigators conduct their work demonstrating the following Attributes. Knowledge and Values, Communication, Conduct of Investigations, Legislation, Evidence, Conclusion-Making and Report Writing. For more information on Investigator Competencies click here.

Tribunal

Tribunal broadly refers to organizations, departments, boards, agencies, and commissions that include decision-makers.

Competent Tribunal Members / Decision Makers conduct their work demonstrating the following attributes, Knowledge and Values, Communication, Conduct of Cases, Legislation, Evidence, Decision Making, and Decision Writing. For more information, click here.