There are a number of course requirements including attendance for the entire course; participation in a number of mediation roleplays including once as the mediator and once as a party; completion of the required readings; drafting a mediation agreement; completion of certain divorce financial forms, etc.
There is no final exam in the course.
Yes, the Florida Supreme Court has established additional requirements for mediator certification. You can learn more about the requirements here.
Yes, we help mediators connect with some Florida Court Mediation Programs to schedule family and dependency mediation observations in various locations around the state at no cost to the mediator. Some of the Court Mediation Program directors and mediators teach in our courses, and often we can provide a mediation observation sign up sheet on the last day of class so that course graduates may be able to begin observing mediation sessions shortly after the course is completed.
Yes, all My Florida Mediator mediation certification courses are offered in the Tampa, Florida. Exact location of each course is provided prior to the course start date.
No, the registration fee includes all required course materials. We also make many of our materials available online prior to the course start date, and paid course registrants are welcome to download course materials and review the reading materials before the course begins.
Yes, completion of Family Mediation Certification Training is a requirement for professionals wanting to qualify as a Parenting Coordinator in Florida. In addition, a Parent Coordinator must also take a Parenting Coordination Course and meet other requirements spelled out in Florida Statute 61.125.
The Florida Supreme Court requirements do not allow online mediation training be applied toward meeting the initial mediator certification training requirement. The Court does allow online mediation training to be credited toward meeting some of the continuing mediator education requirements.
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