Every two years, on October 31, Virginia certified mediators, in general and/or family, must be recertified. They must complete:
- 5 cases or 15 hours of mediation
- 8 hours of Continuing Mediator Education hours approved for general and/or family mediators
- Two (2) of those hours of which must be from an approved ethics course
If a mediator is Virginia certified in both general and family mediation, then the mediator will need to complete:
- 5 cases or 15 hours of mediation in general
- 5 cases or 15 hours of mediation in family
- 8 hours of Continuing Mediator Education credits in general mediation
- 8 hours of Continuing Mediator Education credits in family mediation
- Two (2) of those 16 hours of which must be from an approved ethics course
To learn more about the requirements for mediator recertification, visit Dispute Resolution Services at the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Mediator Recertification workshops are scheduled throughout the year but typically happen in the late summer and early fall. Check out the training calendar for mediator recertification trainings.
You can also visit the VMN website to learn about recertification trainings held in conjunction with that organization’s Spring and Fall conferences.