Accreditations

Mediation accreditation in Australia

Mediation accreditation gives you a recognised qualification that shows you've met training and competence standards and are committed to continuous learning. It gives you the credibility to establish and grow yourself as a mediator.

National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS)

The National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS) is a voluntary, industry based scheme introduced in January 2008. Since then, NMAS accreditation and practice standards have been widely adopted across Australia. Neighbouring countries in the Asia Pacific region also use NMAS on occasion as the required standard for mediators.

Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB) under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS)The implementation and development of the NMAS is overseen by the Mediator Standards Board (MSB). Organisations designated as Recognised Mediator Accreditation Bodies (RMABs) can accredit mediators to the national standards. Resolution Institute is a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB) under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS).

Get accredited

There are multiple pathways to become an accredited mediator in Australia under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS).

Pathway 1 - completed training and assessment

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Pathway 2 - alternate pathways

  • Experience, education and assessment, or
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) knowledge, experience and assessment

Apply for accreditation

For more details, read section 2 of the NMAS.

Maintain your accreditation

Every two years you will need to apply for renewal of NMAS accreditation. To do this you will have to prove that you meet all the accreditation renewal requirements (read section 2 of the NMAS).

Access your CPD record Apply for renewal of accreditation

Reinstate your accreditation

If you have been accredited under NMAS and you have taken a leave of absence or your accreditation has lapsed please apply for reinstatement.

Apply for reinstatement


Resolution Institute Advanced Mediation Accreditation

Resolution Institute Advanced Mediation Accreditation distinguishes you from mediators with less experience, giving you a competitive edge.

Get accredited

To apply for advanced accreditation:

  1. You need NMAS accreditation. If you don't we may be able to take your training and other mediation qualifications into account. To apply for recognition of prior learning contact us.
  2. With your application you will need to provide:
    • Adequate proof of completion of 250 hours of mediation in the 3 years prior to this application.
    • Written evaluations of at least 10 parties, or their advisers, showing that your mediation demonstrated a high level of competence in the process. You can use your own feedback form ours:

Download client evaluation form (DOC)

  1. You will need to complete a professional conversation assessment with a Resolution Institute assessor where you will provide evidence about how you demonstrate the competencies for advanced accreditation.
  2. You will need to provide evidence of attendance at:
  • workshops, courses or e-lectures relating to mediation of at least 25 hours over the past 2 years; or
  • workshops, courses or e-lectures relating to mediation for at least 12.5 hours and taught that process for at least 12.5 hours.

Download Guide to Advanced Mediation Accreditation assessment (PDF)

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Maintain accreditation

Every three years we'll send you a reminder to apply for renewal of your advanced accreditation. To maintain your accreditation you'll need to show us that you've met continuous professional development (CPD) requirements over the three years:

  • mediated at least 75 hours; AND
  • attended workshops, courses or e-lectures relating to mediation of at least 25 hours; or
  • attended workshops, courses or e-lectures relating to mediation for at least 12.5 hours and taught that process for at least 12.5 hours.

Any CPD you complete with us will automatically be recorded on our CPD tracker. You can also add other CPD you complete. Recording CPD as you go makes renewing your accreditations much easier.

track your cpd in our CPD tracker

Continuing Fellow membership of Resolution Institute is required to retain Resolution Institute Advanced Accreditation.


International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certification

IMI is a an international organisation that promotes high standards in mediation practice across all fields, worldwide. Resolution Institute is the only body in Australia and New Zealand that can approve mediators for IMI certification. See www.imimediation.org for more information about IMI .

Get accredited

We are a Qualifying Approval Program (QAP) for IMI certification. We can approve members who have Resolution Institute Advanced Mediation Accreditation for IMI certification.

For more information on IMI certification and the application process, or to apply see the IMI website.

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