IMI Accreditation and YMI

This page highlights some of the differences between being a member of IMI’s Young Mediators’ Initiative, being an IMI Accredited Mediator, and having an ‘IMI Accredited +’ profile.

Requirements

  • To become a member of YMI, you must have firstly completed 40 hours’ mediation training from any provider, and have an application approved by the YMI team.
  • To be recognised as ‘IMI Accredited’, you must have completed a training course of at least 40 hours conducted by an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program.

All IMI Accredited Mediators are eligible to become YMI members, and are encouraged to do so. Only select YMI members are eligible to become IMI Accredited Mediators.

Benefits

  • Members of YMI are eligible for the Worldwide Mentorship Program. Please see also About YMI.
  • YMI members’ profiles are viewable with anybody with the direct link; however, they are only searchable by logged-in users of the IMI website. The public will not be able to search and find you.
  • IMI Accredited Mediators have publicly-searchable profiles, but these are limited to basic information–your name, verification of certification, and your contact details.
  • IMI Accredited Mediators with an ‘upgraded’ profile have the same information available on their profile as YMI members do, are eligible for the Worldwide Mentorship Program, and have publicly-searchable profiles. IMI Accredited Mediators are able to collect Reviews/Feedback Digests on their profile.

By joining YMI, IMI Accredited Mediators will gain access to the Worldwide Mentorship Program. The overall intention of the upgraded IMI Accredited + profiles is to help newly-Accredited Mediators gather feedback as part of their journey toward becoming fully IMI Certified Mediators

Comparison


Young MediatorIMI AccreditedIMI Accredited +
IMI CertificationIMI AccreditedIMI Accredited
Application fee50 euro50 euro
Annual listing contribution50 euro
Amount of detail included on profileMedium (about half that of an IMI Certified Profile)Basic details onlyMedium
Publicly searchable
YesYes
Can collect feedback on profile

Yes
Eligible to become a member of YMIYesYesYes
Eligible for Worldwide Mentorship Program once a member of YMIYesYesYes

Cases

  1. An IMI Accredited Mediator does not want to join YMI
    -> IMI Accredited profile, or IMI Accredited + profile
  2. An IMI Accredited Mediator with a basic profile does want to join YMI
    -> YMI profile with IMI Accredited tag; shown in ‘IMI Accredited’ search results as well as in ‘YMI’ search results
  3. An IMI Accredited Mediator with an upgraded profile does want to join YMI
    -> IMI Accredited + profile plus ‘Young Mediator’ on profile; shown in ‘IMI Accredited’ search results as well as in ‘YMI’ search results. Can gather feedback on their profile.
  4. Somebody completes training that is not with an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program, and wants to join YMI
    -> Applies for a YMI profile like normal
  5. A YMI member wishes to collect reviews on their profile
    -> Normal YMI profile, i.e. cannot collect reviews/feedback digest on their profile. The automated feedback collection form can still be used; it’s just not addable to their YMI profile.