Mediation Services and Training
Featuring Appellate, Circuit, and County Mediation Training Programs and Arbitration Training Programs
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Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Training Program
NEW DATES (January 6, 7, 8, 14, and 15, 2017)
Sign up for the January 2017 Circuit training now.
Click for additional Circuit Civil Meditor Training Details or click for ONLINE REGISTRATION, or for Registration Form. The Circuit Mediation Training Program is a 40 hour course. You do NOT need to be an attorney to be a certified circuit civil mediator.
Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator Training Program
(March 11, 2017)
Click for additional Appellate Mediation Training Details or click for ONLINE REGISTRATION, or Registration Form. You do NOT need to be an attorney to be an appellate court mediator. The appellate mediation training program is a 7 hour course. For initial certification as a mediator of appellate matters, an applicant must be a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit, family or dependency mediator and successfully complete a Florida Supreme Court certified appellate mediation training program. There are NO role play exercises during the appellate mediator training program and NO mentoring requirements following training. This course is approved for Continuing Mediator Education (CME) in all categories.
Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator Training Program
(February 3-5, 2017)
Sign up for the February 2017 training now.
Click for additional County Court Mediator Training Details or click for ONLINE REGISTRATION, or for Registration Form. You do NOT need to be an attorney to be a certified county court mediator. The County Court Mediation Training Program is a 20 hour training course.
Supreme Court Approved Arbitration Training Program -
(March 12, 2017)
This 4-hour arbitration training program is approved by the Florida Supreme Court and meets the requirements for training set forth in Florida Statute 44.106 and Rule 11.020 of the Florida Rules for Court-Appointed Arbitrators. This training course will cover the requirements for serving as an arbitrator in binding and non-binding arbitration proceedings. The arbitration training program begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. The Florida Supreme Court does not certify arbitrators. You will receive a certificate of completion which you can submit to the chief judge in each judicial circuit in which you want to offer your services or be placed on their list of approved arbitrators. Court-appointed arbitrators are required to adhere to the Florida Rules for Court-Appointed Arbitrators. To register for the arbitration training program, click here for ONLINE REGISTRATION, or click here to print and mail a registration form and check.
How to Become a Mediator: General information about the mediator certification requirements can be accessed at: How to Become A Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Step By Step Guide. Additional information about Florida's mediator certification process can be accessed at the Florida Dispute Resolution Center's (DRC) website which includes a section on Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are interested in Florida's Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC) Opinions, a compilation of MEAC opinions issued since 1995 can be accessed at: MEAC Opinions. The opinions are broken down into the following categories: