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Training Courses

Initial Mediation Training Courses & Registration in Additional Categories

Initial Mediation Training Courses

To become a mediator, you must attend a mediation training course.

The following organisations offer CMC Registered training courses which can lead to CMC Registered status (see here for all of the registration requirements).

Academy of Experts

ADR-ODR International

ADR Group

Align Mediation



Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Clear ADR

Crowther Mediation

Essential Mediation Solutions

Hunt ADR

London School of Mediation

Mediator Academy

M & D Associates

National Dispute Resolution

Phoenix Dispute Solutions

Pragmatism (UK) Ltd – Workplace Course


Radanks Ltd. UK

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Society of Mediators

University of Central Lancashire

Registration in Additional Categories

Mediators can register in either Civil/Commercial or Workplace categories, according to their training and experience.

It is possible for a mediator registered in one category to register in the other, if certain conditions are met:

– mediators registered in one category but already experienced in the second category should send in their CVs, if asking to transfer on the basis of work already done; or

– mediators registered in one area and newly trained in the other, can register if they have attended a suitable training course and completed three observations in the new area.

Such applications are sent to two members of the Registration and Standards Committee who will decide if the experience/training was sufficient for the additional registered status to be conferred.

Suitable conversion courses for Civil/Commercial mediators to become Workplace mediators must:

Consist of a minimum of 8 hours’ training, and a minimum of 3 hours pre or post course work/reading/preparation

Set the context of workplace vs civil/commercial mediation e.g. power imbalance, how to deal with confidentiality

Include some role play exercises/feedback

Include training about settlement agreements