Mediator Accreditation Scheme (MAS)

The Mediator Accreditation Scheme was originally set up as the Competent Mediator Scheme and managed by Mediation UK. Since the demise of Mediation UK in 2007, the scheme has been managed by the College of Mediators.

The scheme allows mediators who have progressed past the initial training stage to demonstrate their skills and experience as mediation practitioners. This is done by compiling a portfolio of evidence relating to various aspects of one’s practice as a mediator. This evidence is gathered according to the requirements set out in the Standards and Assessments Pack and other factsheets. It is assessed internally in the applicant’s service (or by her/his PPC for independent mediators) and externally by a College of Mediators-appointed assessor.

Successful completion of the Mediator Accreditation Scheme enables mediators to join the College of Mediators as an Approved member (assuming all other requirements are also met).

The Mediator Accreditation Scheme is available to any mediator working with interpersonal disputes; neighbour, workplace, organisational, intergenerational, etc. Upon application, the mediator must specify to which area of practice her/his evidence relates.

SEND (special educational needs and disability) mediation applicants must use the SEND-specific Standards and Assessment pack - Mediator Accreditation Scheme (SEND) - which is available below.

For more information please see the factsheets below to download.