Mediators who are court-appointed or serve Community Dispute Resolution Centers are required to meet the qualification and training requirements established by the Oregon Judicial Department and Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission.
Mediators typically complete a 32-40 hour Basic Mediation curriculum. Individual programs often have additional requirements for training, mentorship and continuing education. Mediators with practice specialties such as workplace disputes, family mediation, land-use issues, etc. commonly complete additional training and/or gain work-related experience in those specific areas.
OMA’s Core Standards of Mediation Practice is an ethical guide for mediators.
How can I immerse myself into the community and gain experience?
- Check frequently OMA’s Training & Education Calendar for educational opportunities. OMA sponsored workshops and training offered through our partners can be added at any time.
- Consider becoming a volunteer mediator at a Community Dispute Resolution Center. Centers often offer discounted training in exchange for volunteer commitments.
- Consider becoming a volunteer mediator at your circuit court. Explore websites by county to learn more about their specific program and mediation services offered.
- PCC and University-based curriculums offer non-credited courses to graduate degree programs. See University Based Conflict Resolution Programs for more information.
- Join OMA and become an active volunteer on a committee.