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)
- 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
|Core Courses (49 credits)||Elective Courses
|Tribunal Member||Any approved FOAJ
course, clinic or workshop to complete the balance of 77 credits
What is the natural flow for the courses?
- Principles of Administrative Justice
- Interpreting Legislation
- Decision Making
- Decision Writing
- Plain Language: Building Results
- Other FOAJ courses
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.
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.
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.
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 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.