Become a Qualifying Assessment Program

The process of becoming IMI Certified has moved from the Expertise Qualification Path (EQP) in IMI’s early days to Certification by Assessment.  This development reflects extensive consultations with many stakeholders in the field worldwide.  This consultation will continue and embrace all Qualifying Institutions for IMI Certification (for IMI Certified Mediator, IMI Certified Mediator (with Inter-Cultural Competency) and IMI Certified Mediation Advocate/Advisor Certifications).

IMI Certification is now available only to experienced mediators and mediation advocates/advisors who are qualified through an Assessment Program approved by the Appraisal Committee.

IMI does not offer any mediation services or training programs to the market – its role is to establish standards, benchmarks and criteria for IMI Certification.  The task of qualifying experienced mediators and mediation advocates/advisors for IMI Certification is performed by providers, trainers, educational bodies and professional organizations implementing an approved program (QAP).

Organizations may now submit details of their Assessment Programs to the ISC for review.  ISC approval will be based on the Criteria for Assessment Programs Qualifying Mediators to be IMI Certified, IMI Certified (with Inter-Cultural Competency) or IMI Certified Mediation Advocates/Advisors.

You might find it helpful to use the Annotated Bibliography on Assessing Mediators while preparing your application for mediator certification.

Applications to become a Qualifying Assessment Program may now be completed online.

Click here to read the Criteria and Guidelines for Assessment Programs Qualifying:

Click here to read the Annotated Bibliography (for Mediator Certification).

Click here to view the list of all IMI Qualifying Assessment Programs (QAPs)