Completion of this course qualifies you to become a private mediator. This means that you can conduct mediations outside of the court-connected mediation program system. It provides the learning and accreditations necessary be able to do this. After completion of the course, you can proceed to begin your mediation practice, receive instructions and start developing your experience and resume.
If you would like to practice as a court connected mediator, this course allows you to fulfil the initial 24-hours basic training requirement under Part 146. In order to complete the training requirements under Part 146, you will be further required to completed 16-hours of advanced training within your desired area of specialism. Once you have completed the additional 16-hours of training, you will be required to further undertake a certain number mediations before you can fulfil the experiential requirements necessary to become a court mediator. The experiential requirements for joining a court mediation panel for different courts within New York can be found here.
Please note that different courts within New York might have additional entry requirements for their mediator panel. We would request you to check with your local court to confirm their requirements first. You can find a summary of court requirements here.
Please also note that acceptance on court rosters may depend on a court’s need for mediators at any given time and may include a particular court’s need for mediators with specific case-type training or experience.