Professional Mediation Certification

How to Become a Certified Professional Mediator

At Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, the professional mediator certification requires participants to complete a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training course.  The course is designed to meet the standards for foundational mediation training set by both Oregon Statutes ORS Chapter 36 and Washington statutes RCW 7.75.

The curriculum is organized around student learning objectives designed by Resolution Washington Education Standards Committee.  Upon completion of the 40-hour Basic Mediation Training, participants are eligible to enter into a practicum through Six Rivers DRC.

Practicum members attend continuing education seminars, practice sessions and workshops, and apprentice with mediator mentors to attain mastery of the mediation process.  Members also work in cooperation with the Practicum Supervisor to complete a customized professional development plan.

Upon successful completion of both the 40-hour Basic Mediation Training and practicum, members are eligible to apply for certification.

For additional information on mediator certification systems and regulatory entities, contact the following:
Resolution Washington
Washington Mediation Association
Mediate.com

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

This 40-hour training is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in the facilitative model of mediation. Conflict is normal and inevitable - whether in the home, school, community, workplace, or place of worship. Leaders in all walks of life have a responsibility to help others work through their conflicts.

The community-based Basic Mediation Training offered by Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center is an opportunity to develop conflict resolution skills and contribute to nonviolent, non-adversarial dispute resolution in our community. With additional training, optional mediator certification is available through the DRC.

The next training is scheduled for Spring 2018. If there is enough interest, we may be able to offer it earlier, in Fall 2017. Contact us if you are interested and for registration information: 541-386-1283, ext. 1 or email office@6rivers.org.

Discounted tuition is offered for those willing to commit to completing our one-year practicum program and serving as a volunteer mediator for an additional year. Additional scholarship money may be available for those with limited income. Scholarship applications will be required.

Tuition is $795. Discounted tuition for the volunteer mediator committment is $395. Tuition can be paid by cash, check, or online at the following Paypal link:

Mission Statement

By establishing a forum where each party is heard, we teach listening.

By creating an environment where each party can speak, we teach communication.

By developing processes that seek resolution, we teach the importance of dialogue.

By building these processes into a method of mediating disputes we teach citizenship.