Eligibility to Join the College of Mediators

A practising mediator who has successfully completed a recognised foundation mediation training course is eligible to join the College of Mediators as a trained member, as long as s/he also meets the practice, supervision and continuing professional development requirements.

Practice - Trained and Approved members must carry out a minimum of fifteen hours mediation practice per year.

Supervision - Trained and Approved members must attend at least four hours of supervision/PPC (professional practice consultancy) per year. At least two of these hours must be 1-1 and up to two can be in a group setting.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - Trained and Approved members must carry out at least ten hours of CPD per year. This can include training or other events, reading, writing, research, project work or any other activity which enables you to develop your practice as a mediator.

A foundation training course is recognised if it has been approved through the College of Mediators, Mediation UK, Family Mediation Council, Open College Network, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Institute of Leadership and Management or Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Please note that this list is not exhaustive; if you are unsure whether the foundation training course you have done can be recognised for membership purposes, please contact us to enquire.

A practising mediator who is eligible to join the College as a trained member and has additionally completed a competence assessment scheme may become an approved member.

Competence assessment schemes which are currently recognised by the College of Mediators for approved membership are: