Qualify as a Certified Mediator within the state of California

Training to become a mediator is an exciting yet sometimes daunting prospect... apart from choosing which provider to go with, you’ve got the other important factors to weigh up such as the quality of the qualification you receive, making time to complete a training program, and of course, cost. 

We think we’ve got the best solution in training you to become a certified mediator. 

Our 40 hour training program allows you to qualify as a certified mediator in the state of California.  

By virtue of our program meeting and exceeding the requirements of the Dispute Resolution Programs Act, successful completion will enable you to set up your own mediation practice, as well as join court panels throughout the State to acquire court-referred mediation work.  

This program is also approved by the State Bar of California for MCLE. 

Explore this page to discover more about why you should choose this course and what you receive when you purchase your course. 

Please feel free to call our training team on the number above with any questions you may have and be sure to request your FREE mediation training brochure and e-Book. 

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Why Choose this Course

  • | After completing the course and being awarded with certification, you are then able to go out into the dispute resolution industry and start mediating
  • | Your certification will also allow you to join court panels throughout the State by virtue of our program meeting and exceeding the requirements of the Dispute Resolution Programs Act
  • | Choosing to do this mediation training course allows you to study in your own time, and from your own home – giving you the flexibility to decide when and where to train as a mediator!
  • | Receive the most personalised 1:1 training by virtue of having your very own personal tutor and a total of 6 training calls live via zoom with them

What you get with your course:

  • | Quick start guide to help get you started
  • | A set of 4 Course Modules containing detailed training materials
  • | 4 x videos of actual footage of our 5 day training program to watch alongside each module’s reading
  • | 4 x practical ‘end of module exercises’ to complete online with your personal tutor after completion of each module plus an additional 2 x assessment calls
  • | 4 x end of module progress reports from your personal 1:1 tutor to help support your development
  • | 20 top tips booklet on how best to promote yourself as a professional mediator
  • | Your very own 1:1 personal tutor whom you can contact 24/7 by phone and email with any of your queries
  • | A certificate confirming that you have successfully become a fully qualified, accredited mediator (delivered to you immediately upon successfully completing the course)

Why Our Customers Chose Us

Bill Andrews

"I cannot recommend Harry and Steve at Align Mediation enough. They, and the service they offered, was of the highest order. The whole process was both professional and highly personable throughout, from initial conversations with Harry about which course was the most appropriate for my future career goals, through to the booking process and the subsequent help and support on completion.

The Align Mediation 5 Day Course was excellent. The course content, delivery, level of participant engagement and venue were simply top-notch. It provided a knowledgeable and rewarding insight into the world of mediation and has proved integral to preparing myself for a career in the field.

Kudos to Harry and his team, and I would recommend Align Mediation to anyone looking to become a qualified mediator."

Bill Andrews

Katherine Jensen

"I thought the Align Mediation course was fantastic. I was able to do it remotely alongside my job, which was a real benefit. My trainer was very motivating and provided me with constructive feedback each session. This approach fitted excellently alongside the informative training manuals provided. I look forward to continue developing my skills as a mediator, as I strongly believe that out-of-court dispute resolution can be hugely beneficial to clients in many circumstances."

Katherine Jensen

Trainee Attorney
Graham Mallinson

"I never stopped learning from the moment the course started, to the final assessment. The course was both well-paced and well delivered by Steve, who shared his knowledge and experience with enthusiasm. I learnt a lot about myself as well as learning new skills. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the practice of conflict resolution."

Graham Mallinson

Retired School Teacher
Tom Bish

“I feel Align Mediation produced a first class mediation course which is totally relevant to both commercial and personal relations. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with people of widely different ages, background and employment. The course has wide appeal to anyone considering a change of career or enhancing their job prospects within their chosen field. I have no hesitation in recommending this course.”

Tom Bish

Gez Gould

“I embarked on the distance learning course and was so impressed with the efficiency of communication and the quality of the course material, both module notes and the videos provided. The personal tutor for the course supported me all the way through, and the face to face elements worked so well. The feedback given was constructive, honest and well informed. I feel genuinely enthused and trained to embark on mediations, and feel sure there will be on-going support from the Align Mediation team.”

Gez Gould

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