Certification Requirements for Mediators
Our courses are open to anyone who is interested in seeking quality mediation training. However, if you are taking a course to become eligible to mediate in the courts of North Carolina, you should know that one must be certified by the Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate those disputes.
Requirements for certification as a mediator in the NC courts are set out in Rules of the NC Supreme Court. To find out if you are eligible for certification, you should review Rule 8 of the Rules for the mediation program in which you are interested. To find out more information about the eligibility requirements for each program, click on the appropriate link below.
If you still have questions about your eligibility after reviewing Rule 8, you should contact the Executive Director of NC Dispute Resolution Commission to discuss your situation. Her name is Tara Koslowski, and she can be contacted at 919-890-1415.
We have worked with a significant number of lawyers and non-lawyers from other states to help them obtain certification and obtain credits for continuing education in their states. If you are seeking continuing education credits in another state or in some profession other than law, please contact Shannon Manoogian at 919-967-6611. If you are seeking certification in another state, please contact the Dispute Resolution Commission staff at 919-890-1415.