SEND mediators, who meet the requirements for training and practice, may apply for accreditation and membership of either COM or CMC. All accredited SEND mediators who are members of either COM or CMC will be included in the register of SEND mediators.

The register for accredited mediators is jointly maintained by COM and CMC and is available to view here.

If you have recently completed SEND mediation training and you have also completed the supported practice element and now wish to apply for accreditation, please download the relevant form, Form 4.

To be included in the register, you will also need to be a member of either COM or CMC. If you are already a member of one of these, please contact that organisation to apply for accreditation, sending in your completed your completed Form 4 to either admin@collegeofmediators.co.uk  or  admin@collegeofmediators.co.uk as appropriate.

If you are not already a member of COM or CMC please apply for membership of either, using the following links:

https://www.collegeofmediators.co.uk/membership

https://civilmediation.org/for-mediators/membership/

Please note that funding for new applications for SEND accreditation and COM/CMC membership is available, through the DfE, until 2020. There is no charge for new applications.

For full details of how to register as an accredited SEND mediator, please read the full standards document linked above. If you have any queries once reading the standards, please contact the either COM/CMC.

Training Approval

The SEND mediation standards also cover approval of SEND mediation training provision. Training providers wishing to deliver courses that will enable mediators to become SEND accredited, must be approved by COM or CMC, through the assessor panel.

Please note that funding for SEND training approval applications is available, through the DfE, until 2020. There is currently no charge for SEND training approval applications.

For full details or to apply for approval of your SEND mediation training course, please read the full standards document linked above.