Accreditations

Mediation accreditation in New Zealand

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.


Resolution Institute Mediation Accreditation

Resolution Institute Mediation Accreditation is well recognised in New Zealand as a mediation qualification.

Get accredited

The path to accreditation:

  1. Complete a Resolution Institute five day mediation training workshop
    Register for mediation training
  2. Demonstrate competency in a simulated two-hour mediation which is assessed by one of our assessors
    Apply for accreditation and register for assessment

Recognition of prior learning

If you have already completed training and/or have mediation qualifications we may be able to take your training and experience into account. To apply for recognition of prior learning contact us.

Ongoing Professional or Fellow membership of Resolution Institute is required to retain Resolution Institute Mediation Accreditation.

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Maintain accreditation

Every three years we'll send you a reminder to apply for renewal of your 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; or
  • attended workshops, courses or e-learning 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 mediation 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

Download and complete your CPD in a form (DOC)

Resolution Institute training and accreditation assessment meets the criteria for accreditation under the (Australian) National Mediator Accreditation Scheme (NMAS) which means if you have Resolution Institute Mediation accreditation you can also choose to apply for NMAS accreditation .
Apply for NMAS Accreditation

Resolution Institute Advanced Mediation Accreditation

Resolution Institute Advanced Mediation Accreditation recognises your experience and expertise.

Get accredited

To apply for advanced accreditation:

  1. You need Resolution Institute Mediation Accreditation or 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 or ours:
      Download client evaluation form (DOC)
  3. 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.
    Download Guide to Advanced Mediation Accreditation assessment (PDF)

Ongoing Professional or Fellow membership of Resolution Institute is required to retain Resolution Institute Mediation Advanced Accreditation.

As well as advanced accreditation, you can apply for Fellow membership of resolution institute. Advanced accreditation is one way you can demonstrate the significant knowledge and expertise criteria for Fellow membership. Fellow membership also recognises contribution to Resolution Institute or the broader dispute resolution industry.

Apply for Advanced Mediation Accreditation Apply for fellow membership

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-learning 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 mediation 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

Download an complete your CPD in a form (DOC)


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 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 imimediation.org.


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