How do I become a mediator?

1. Training

2. Supervised Sessions

3. Application

Accredited Mediator

  • Training in accredited mediation training courses, with assessment and certification of your attendance and competence
  • The mediation training course must be a minimum of 40-hour duration.
  • Social Workers and psychologists should be required to undergo additional training sessions on Family Law (12 hours)
  • Lawyers should be required to undergo additional training sessions in Mental Health (12 hours)
  • All other trainees should be required to undergo additional training sessions on Family Law and Mental Health (12 hours each)
  • Any other training needs that may have been identified by the Trainer
  • Participate in a minimum of at least 3 supervised sessions; each session must be a minimum of 1 hour
  • Contact a NABFAM Accredited Supervisor
  • The Supervisor will provide you with a confirmation letter of completion and competence
  • Apply¬†online
  • After submission of the application, an invoice will be issued
  • After full payment, a letter of good standing as anaffiliate member of SAAM will be issued
  • Should your application as an accredited mediator be successful you will receive an accreditation certificate stating that you have met the National Accreditation Board of Family Mediators (NABFAM) standards required to accredited as a Family & Divorce Mediator.
  • Accreditation with NABFAM shall be valid for 12 months from the date of accreditation, and you will be required thereafter to apply for continued membership and accreditation.
  • In order to qualify for continued membership and accreditation as Mediator, you must provide proof of a minimum of 15 CPD points per year.

Annual Membership Fee

  • 1 April to 31 March each year
  • Payable annually on or before 31 March
  • Email for fee structure

First Time Accreditation Application Fee

  • Once off payment
  • Payable on application
  • Valid for 12 months
  • Email for fee structure

Continued Accreditation Application Fee

  • Payable annually on renewal of accreditation
  • Email for fee structure

Looking for a supervisor so that you can become accredited?

See below our accredited supervisors: