In Maryland there is no government certification provided by the state for the practice of mediation. Therefore, completion of this course qualifies you to become a mediator. It provides the learning and accreditations necessary be able to develop your mediation practice. After completion of the course, you can proceed to receive instructions and start developing your experience and resume.
Where the state does provide some guidance on mediation training is minimum standards for mediators to qualify for various court mediation panels. These guidelines are provided in Maryland Rule 17-104. This course fulfils the criteria provided therein. You can therefore apply to your local court mediation panel to receive court referred mediations after the completion of the training (subject to you fulfilling any further local requirements).