REGISTRATION: Before registering for this course, please review the below information which includes the mediation certification and course eligibility requirements, course fees, etc.  By registering, you are asserting that you meet the below educational requirements for certification or have the permission of the instructor to take this course.  

REGISTER HERE:  ​Registration for this course will open when the course dates are announced.  

IMPORTANT  FLORIDA MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION INFORMATION: This course meets the Florida Supreme Court training standards for certification as a dependency mediator. There are additional requirements for certification by the Florida Supreme Court which are described in the Florida Rules for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators.  Click here to learn about all the requirements for mediator certification.

MEDIATION CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY: Registration is reserved for individuals who possess a master’s or doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., M.D., Ed.D., LL.M) degree. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree who have either five years mediation experience or a graduate certificate in conflict resolution may also register. Others may enroll with the permission of the instructor. The number of course participants is limited. 

REGISTRATION FEE: No refunds for this course after April 7, 2017.  Substitutions are allowed until one day prior to the course.  Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. My Florida Mediator reserves the right to cancel any program, and, if the course is canceled, fees will be fully refunded. Register online with a credit card, debit card or Paypal to confirm your space. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of your registration and payment if space is available. Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received.  This is a special course location offered at the request of the ADR Director in the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida and involves a special fee and minimum number of attendees due to the location.  The fee for course participants who reside more than 100 miles from the 14th Judicial Circuit to attend this program will be less.


TEACHING METHODOLOGY: This course combines lectures, discussion and role playing to promote comprehensive understanding and practical skills development in the growing field of family mediation.

 Gregory Firestone, Ph.D., is President of My Florida Mediator and previously served as Director of the University of South Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative. He has served continuously on standing alternative dispute resolution committees of the Florida Supreme Court for more than two decades (including seven years as Vice Chair of the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee) and as Official Observer (on behalf of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Academy of Family Mediators) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Uniform Mediation Act Drafting Committee. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Family Court Review and has received numerous awards including the 2012 Florida Supreme Court Sharon Press Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award and 2011 Florida Academy of Professional Mediators Merit Award.  Dr. Firestone is a licensed psychologist (PY3033), mediator, mediation trainer and dispute resolution system consultant and has maintained a private mediation practice since 1984. Gregory Firestone is a practicing 1) Florida Supreme Court certified Appellate, Circuit Court, Dependency, and Family Mediator, 2) Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Advanced Practitioner, and 3) Diplomate Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediator.  Dr. Firestone has lectured and published widely in the field of mediation and is coauthor of Mediation Works: Make it Work for You, a family mediation orientation video produced by the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center.


Attorneys: This course is approved by the Florida Bar (1602843N) for 48 general CLE credits including 5 hours of ethics, 48 hours of Civil Trial credit and 48 hours of Marital and Family Law.

Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 40 hours of continuing education credit.  Each psychologist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea and My Florida Mediator. The Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mediators: Portions of this course are eligible for CME credit.  Mediators are required to self-report hours applicable to their areas of certification at the time of their renewal.

COURSE LOCATION: Exact course location in Tampa, Florida will be announced at a later date. 

here to learn more about Dependency Mediation.

Dependency Mediation Certification Training
2018 Dates TBA

Tampa, Florida

Primary Trainer: Gregory Firestone, Ph.D.
Approved by the Florida Supreme Court