The following explains mediation accreditations and assessment procedures to become a mediator.
There are four types of mediation 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.
- This is the most suitable accreditation for New Zealand mediators. Resolution Institute, previously as LEADR and IAMA, has been accrediting mediators since the mid-1990s.
- Advanced accreditation signifies a high level of competence in mediation, as evidenced by written evaluations and independent assessors.
- Resolution is the only body in Australasia able to approve mediators for IMI certification. Mediators who hold Resolution Institute advanced accreditation are eligible to apply for this certification.
- Applicants for accreditation are required to have completed threshold training followed by assessment of competency. Read more about the process here.