• Approved Florida Supreme Court Certified Program Provider Since 2000

Current Courses

All current course instruction will be conducted remotely via Zoom.  In-person training will be reassessed as demand grows.

Circuit Civil Mediation Certification Training

Our 40-hour program, taught over five (5) days, meets all the learning objectives required by the Florida Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Center for Circuit Civil Mediator Certification and incorporates recent events as well as the knowledge and experience of the trainers and coaches.  Broadly speaking, the program provides an understanding of mediation theory and practical application for civil cases either in Circuit Court or could be brought in Circuit Civil Court if the dispute were to become a lawsuit. Attendees receive an extensive training manual which includes a complete set of the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators and Chapter 44 Florida Statutes which includes the Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act.  Participants will receive instruction on topics such as: 
  1. Mediation concepts, techniques, and strategies;
  2. How to mediate with and without attorneys as participants
  3. Understanding best practices for presuit, voluntary, and court-ordered mediations,
  4. How to prepare a settlement agreement; 
  5. How to evaluate a conflict to see if mediation is the best forum for resolution
  6. How to handle difficult mediation participants.  

This program is approved by the Florida Bar for continuing legal education credit. .

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County Mediation
 Certification Training

Our 24-hour program, taught over three and a half (3.5) days, meets all the learning objectives required by the Florida Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Center for County Mediator Certification and incorporates recent events as well as the knowledge and experience of the trainers and coaches. Broadly speaking, the program provides an understanding of mediation theory and practical application for civil cases either in Small Claims Court, Landlord-Tenant Eviction Court, or civil lawsuits that could be heard in County Court if the dispute were to become a lawsuit.  Attendees receive an extensive training manual which includes a complete set of the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators and Chapter 44 Florida Statutes which includes the Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act. Participants will receive instruction on topics such as:
  1. Mediation concepts, techniques, and strategies; 
  2. How to mediate with and without attorneys as participants; 
  3. Understanding best practices for presuit, voluntary, and court-ordered mediations,
  4. How to prepare a settlement agreement; 
  5. How to evaluate a conflict to see if mediation is the best forum for resolution; and 
  6. How to handle difficult mediation participants.

This program is approved by the Florida Bar for continuing legal education credit.


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Continuing Mediator and Attorney Education (CME)

Mediators are required to complete sixteen (16) hours of Continuing Mediator Education, including: two (2) hours of Interpersonal Violence for Circuit and County Mediators and four (4) hours of Interpersonal Violence for Family and Dependency Mediators, four (4) hours of Ethics, one (1) hour of Diversity, with the remaining hours satisfied with General courses. All programs are approved by the Florida Bar for Continuing Legal Education. 

We continue to offer four (4) different programs on a monthly rotation to make it easy for attendees to collect all the required continuing education credits through live, interactive, online programs. 

Each program has two (2) hours of Interpersonal Violence and has four (4) hours of Ethics. 

Program A is offered in January, May, and September, and includes, in addition to the above credits, one (1) hour of Diversity, and one (1) hour of General credit. 

Program B is offered in February, June, and October, and includes, in addition to the above credits,  one (1) hour of Diversity and one (1) General/Technology credit (General for Mediators, Technology for Attorneys). 

Program C is offered in March, July, and November, and includes, in addition to the above credits, one (2) hours of General credit. 

Program D is offered in April, August, and December, and in addition to the above credits, includes one (1) hour of Diversity and one (1) General/Technology credit which for Mediators is a General Hour and for Attorneys qualifies as a Technology hour. 
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