The Commission certifies mediation training programs. All certifed programs have been carefully screened to insure that their content complies with Rules and Guidelines adopted by the Commission and NC Supreme Court. Use the menu at the left to see lists of trainers.
Advanced Practitioner Members of the Association for Conflict Resolution may be certified without the need to complete a 16 or 40-hour training program. Applicants applying pursuant to FFS Rule 8.A(2) must complete a 40-hour family financial mediator training program, except that mediators who are certified in North Carolina to conduct superior court mediations may complete a 16-hour family course in lieu of the full 40-hour program.
If you completed a family mediator training course outside NC, you may want to contact the Commission's office to determine whether you can receive partial credit for your training .
Non-attorney applicants are required to complete a six-hour course in NC court structure, legal terminology and civil procedure and additional training in NC family law.
Attorneys licensed in other states will be required to complete a self-study of NC court structure, legal terminology and civil procedure and will be required to complete additional training in NC family law.