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SAAM Selection Criteria

  • Matric + 3 years post matric study as a minimum.

  • Legal and/or Social Sciences background will be an advantage

  • Completion of required NABFAM accredited training or application on the grounds of prior learning and experience.

 First time accreditation application fee


  • Once off payment

  • Payable on approval of application

  • Valid for 12 months

 Continued Accreditation Application fee

  • Payable annually on renewal of accreditation

  • 1 April to 31 March each year

  • Payable annually on or before 31 March

 Annual Membership Fee

Associate Member

  • Members who have paid their membership fees, achieved the minimum required academic qualification standards but have not been granted accreditation by the Executive Committee of SAAM.

  • SAAM urges you to complete the required training to accredit as an accredited mediator within six months of the associate membership application.

 Practising Mediator

  • Members who have passed such qualifying mediation training and who have attained such general educational standards as may from time to time be prescribed by this Association and which entitles them to practice as mediators or ADR practitioners who practice as mediators.

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