MSC Rule 8.G. provides for an administrative fee to be assessed for superior court mediator certification and renewal of certification. Fees provide not only for administration of the certification process, but also cover the costs of operating the Commission and its office, i.e., fees enable the Commission to be self-supporting and operate without expenditure of tax dollars.
Currently, the certification fee to become a certified superior court mediator is set at $140.00. The fee for initial certification is prorated quarterly for the first year (see Prorated Mediator Certification Fee Schedule.) Thereafter, a renewal fee is assessed each spring beginning in late May or June. The renewal fee is also currently set at $140.00. A dual certification fee of $200.00 is available for mediators interested in becoming certified to serve both the Mediated Settlement Conference and Family Financial Settlement Programs.
The Commission has worked hard to hold the line on certification and certification renewal fees and has raised fees only twice since its inception in 1995.
Please mail your check for certification fees along with your completed application packet. Your check should be made payable to the "DRC" or the "Dispute Resolution Commission.