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Practicing Mediator

Requirements for Practicing Mediator Status

All Practising Mediators (PMs) must meet all of the following criteria (A – D):

A. Education and Experience

All PMs must meet one of the following four education and experience descriptions:

    1. A Law degree or a Master-level degree in one of the following: Psychology, Social Work, Education, Mediation, Conflict Resolution or other related field
    2. Bachelor-level degree,
      plus
      minimum 200-hour Conflict Resolution Training (including successful assessment)
    3. Minimum 200-hour Conflict Resolution Training (including successful assessment)
      plus
      10 hours of mediation experience
    4. Bachelor-level degree (in related fields as outlined in point 1)
      plus
      10 hours of mediation experience

B. Basic Mediation Training

In addition to, or as part of, the above qualifications, all Practicing Mediators must have completed generic conflict resolutions courses, totalling a minimum of 35 hours, which have covered all of the following areas:

    • Conflict Resolution
    • Negotiation
    • Communication
    • Interest-based Mediation
    • Mediation Skills

C. Malpractice Liability Insurance

PMs must submit evidence of applicable malpractice insurance coverage.

D. Ongoing Activity and Education

PMs must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education in mediation related topic areas every two years.

 

Alternative Qualifications

Candidates for membership who do not meet these qualifications may submit their relevant experience and educational qualifications to the Registrar for review.

Application Forms

To apply for Practicing Mediator status, print and complete the Application Forms and return them to our offices along with the required fees.

Application Forms for Practicing Mediator Status