Pam Struss, PhD, VMN President and MC3 Board Member
MC3 Certification is provided to mediators who possess extensive mediation specific training and practical mediation experience. They must also have a commitment to comply with well-established ethical standards and a familiarity with basic litigation processes and procedures. Finally, MC3-Certified Mediators are committed to ongoing and continuous professional activity and development.
Mediation panels and other clients who hire MC3-Certified Mediators can have confidence that they’re working with professionals who have been trained and tested and who uphold the highest of practical, professional, and ethical standards in the field.
There are a variety of career experiences that mediators may rely on to receive their MC3 Certification, but all roads require the education and experience stated above. You can learn more on the Applicants section of this website.
hours of mediation-specific training
hours of experience in mediation and support activities
compliance with ethical standards
quality-assurance process for alleged misconduct