What is an MC3-Certified Mediator?

Mediators are not licensed or regulated by most states. in the United States.  MC3 created premier qualification standards recognized in the field, and MC3-Certified Mediators have been certified by MC3’s non-profit neutral Board based upon their submitted documentation of achievement of those requirements.  MC3-Certified Mediators are required to demonstrate requisite mediator education and training, mediation experience and continuing professional development and involvement.  All MC3-Certified Mediators have undergone a background check suitable for employment situations and agree to be bound by the AAA/ABA/ACR Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators as well as the Rules of Court primarily regarding mediation in litigated cases. As an example, for a case filed in California: California Rules of Court for mediators.