Under the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS) mediators have to complete the following steps in order to gain accreditation:
COMPLETE A TRAINING PROGRAM
You will need to complete a mediator training program that meets the training threshold requirements set out in the NMAS Approval Standards (Part I, Section 2.3).
ACHIEVE COMPETENT GRADING IN AN ASSESSMENT
Once you have completed your training course, you need to achieve a competent grading in an assessment conducted in acordance with the NMAS Approval Standards (Part I, Section 2.4).
APPLY TO AN RMAB
Once you have received notification of your successful assessment you need to apply to a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB) for accreditation within 6 months. Your RMAB will advise you of additional requirements such as character references and professional indemnity insurance.
YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER
The RMAB that has approved your application for accreditation will enter your name on the National Register. Your accreditation will remain valid for a 2 year period unless you cease to comply with the NMAS. The public can verify your status by searching the Register of Nationally Accredited Mediators.