Where is information on the Mediate.com Certification Program located?
A. All information is accessible from www.mediate.com/Certification. Order “Certification Review” to begin the process. You will then receive an email with additional instructions. In due time, you will want to complete the Certification Application.
What are the basic requirements to be a Mediate.com Certified Mediator?
A. Here is a quick summary of the basic requirements:
What is the process for certification review?
A. Here is a quick summary of the review process:
What are all of the costs involved in Mediate.com Certification?
A. Here is a summary of all costs:
What else should I know?
A. Please review the Mediate.com Certification Program Principles and Values for an enhanced understanding of the Mediate.com Certification Program.
Can certification be attributed to a multi-person practice?
A. No, certification evaluation and approval are individual and personal.
How does Mediate.com ensure that your Certified Mediators are well trained and experienced?
A. First, we ask certification applicants to specifically list at least 100 hours of mediation training experience. We insist that at least 30 of these hours are in a single comprehensive core mediation training. The specific training that is best for an individual mediator is going to vary depending on their mediation practice area(s), their professional background and their current knowledge and skill needs. We want to applaud those professionals that make a 100 hour mediation training commitment. No one, including retired judges and silver haired litigators, is excused from this training requirement.
As to mediation experience, we assist certified mediators to capably describe their mediation experience and we insist on the specific desigation (visible to the public) of practice area experience. The fact that a mediator has thousands of hours of overall mediation experience is helpful. Equally helpful is knowing whether the mediator has experience in a consumer’s particular type of dispute, so we ask for this disclosure as well.
Realistically, Mediate.com can not guarantee competence in a particular case, but we have set standards that we believe will lead mediators toward elevated competence and, critically, we help our mediators assemble their information so that consumers and their advisers can make more informed mediator selection decisions.
Are your Certified Mediators ever asked to disclose any confidential information?
A. No. We specifically ask that confidential information not be disclosed.
You state that the mediator must have references available, must these references be clients?
A. References can either be posted in the Mediator’s directory listing or web site, or they can be made available to consumers upon request. References do not need to be clients, but should be people familiar with the quality of the mediator’s work.
How do you determine which mediation training programs are acceptable?
A. We are looking for focused mediation training for at least 80 of the 100 required hours. The other 20 hours can be in associated topics such as communication skills, cross cultural issues, etc. We are looking for at least one quality A-Z comprehensive core mediation training of at least 30 hours. Beyond this, we are sufficiently familiar with the mediation training and education market to know which are credible trainings. Mediation courses taken at accredited colleges and universities, with well-established trainers and at state, regional and national conferences all qualify. If Mediate.com has questions in this regard, we will request additional information or schedule an interview with the applicant.
Will becoming a Mediate.com Certified Mediator get me more clients?
A. While there are no guarantees, studies show that mediators are primarily selected based upon their reputation, and we believe that accomplishing Mediate.com Certification is one of a number of reputational factors consumers and advisers will wisely consider.
Is the Mediate.com Certified Mediator Program available to mediators outside the USA?
A. Yes, we see this as a global program for those mediators who want to make clear their elevated level of mediation training and experience.
How can I get my additional questions answered?
A. Call Mediate.com at 541 345 1629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org