There is an experienced qualified pathway for people seeking NMAS Accreditation who are currently offering mediation services.
Step 1: Complete a Training Program in accordance with NMAS Approval Standards Part I, Section 2.3. Training is a minimum of 38 hours and requires 9 mediation role plays within a 24 month period prior to assessment.
Step 2: Achieve Competent Grading in an Assessment once you have completed your training course you must pass an assessment conducted in accordance with the NMAS Approval Standards Part I, Section 2.4. Mediation Institute offers these two steps in a single train and assess course as well as the option for assessment only if you have completed your training elsewhere.
Step 3: Apply to an RMAB such as Mediation Institute for NMAS Accreditation. You must apply for accreditation within 6 months of completing your assessment and provide the necessary evidence to show that you are eligible to apply.
Step 4: Your name will be added to the National Register by Mediation Institute once your NMAS Accreditation is approved.