Additional Certification Requirements

You can download MC3 Qualifications in order to track your fulfillment of each component required by MC3.

Each MC3-Certified Mediator must satisfy the 3 components that comprise MC3 Qualifications.  A Summary Overview of these qualifications can be found here.  However, as MC3 is built on a professional model for mediators, there are other requirements to be a MC3-Certified Mediator.  Those additional requirements include:

  • A minimum three hours litigation nuts and bolts training course for those candidates who do not have a law background or have not had the experience in mediating litigated cases
  • A 5-year background check to ensure compliance with MC3’s Background Check Policy.
  • Agreement to a MC3 Grievance Procedure to ensure compliance with the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators and in a litigated case
  • Rules of Court, primarily regarding Mediation, in the jurisdiction where the case was filed. As an example for cases filed in California:  California Rules of Court (primarily Title 3. Civil Rules, Division 8. Alternative Dispute Resolution) in litigated cases.