Supplemental Divorce & Family Financial Mediation Training
Many Civil court mediators desire to be certified in both the Civil Superior Court and Family Financial mediation programs. While we recommend that you take the full course for your second certification, it is possible that you can be certified as a Family Financial mediator under Rule 8 of that program’s Rules by completing a 16-hour Supplemental Family Financial mediation training.
The DRC has ruled that the last three days of our 40-Hour Family Financial mediation training may substitute for the required 16-hour course. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that not everyone who is a certified Civil Superior court mediator will qualify as a Family Financial mediator. The Civil Superior Court Mediation Program has its own rules ,Rule 8 regarding certification eligibility. If you meet those requirements, the 16-hour training will then be adequate for the training component for that certification. If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, then the 16-hour training is of no use to you for certification purposes, although it will be useful information to you as you work in the court system.
So, we recommend that you review the eligibility requirements for the Superior Court Mediation Program Rule 8 & DRC FAQs and, if you meet those, then call us for more information about an upcoming training.
Shannon Manoogian in our office will help you navigate your way through down the path to dual certification. Please note, however, that many of the questions you may have about certification are questions that only the staff of the Dispute Resolution Commission can answer. So, please read the rules and FAQs on the Commission’s website and contact the staff if you have questions about eligibility for certification.
Join us at our next training or contact us at 1-888-842-6157.