The following explain the assessment and accreditation procedures to become a mediator.
- Applicants for accreditation are required to have completed threshold training followed by assessment of competency. Read more about the process here.
There are four types of accreditation:
- This standard has been developed and widely adopted in Australia. Neighbouring countries in the Asia Pacific region also on occasion use this as a required standard for mediators.
- Resolution Institute, previously as LEADR and IAMA, has been accrediting mediators since the mid-1990s. New Zealand mediators may find this accreditation most suitable for them in the absence of an NMAS.
- Advanced accreditation signifies a high level of competence in mediation, as evidenced by written evaluations and independent assessors.