ISLAND MEDIATORS ASSOCIATION
The Rhode Island Mediators Association provides that
Mediators shall obtain 10 continuing education credits annually in courses or
programs that meet the Rhode Island Mediators Association continuing education
While you are entirely responsible to comply with this requirement, you may find it helpful to complete the Mediator
Continuing Education Form describing your continuing education activities over
the past year. In completing this
Mediator Continuing Education Form, please especially note the following
Continuing education credit training must
include the following:
credit hours general mediation skills training that must:
mediation skills, which may include additional training in any of the eight core
curriculum component areas listed below or in mediation skills generally.
Information Gathering Skills and Knowledge
Relationship Skills and Knowledge
Communication Skills and Knowledge
Problem-solving Skills and Knowledge
Ethical Decision-Making and Values Skills and Knowledge
Interaction and Conflict Management Skills and Knowledge
Professional Skills and Knowledge
A Substantive Knowledge Base (such as Conflict Resolution theory, Family Systems and Development, Domestic Violence Issues, Legal Context, etc.)
Credit hours in one or more Specialty Areas that the mediator practices in or
chooses to become more proficient in including, but not limited to:
Labor, Employment & Workplace Mediation
Discrimination & Human Rights Mediation
Education Related Mediation
4.0 CEU’s must be obtained through RIMA
trainings and sponsored activities each year.
Each training credit hour must represent at least 50 minutes of active training participation.
Peer consultation may count toward up to 2 hours of general continuing education credit each year. Peer consultation is defined as the review and critique of actual cases with fellow mediators, while preserving the confidentiality of the participants in the mediation process.
The presenting of a mediation process training, workshop or seminar, or presenting a training, workshop or seminar that is in an area of mediation practice, counts toward either general or specialty area continuing education requirements based upon the topic and the actual hours of presentation. Repeated presentation of the same training, workshop or seminar does not count toward continuing education credit.
Mentoring or assisting a new mediator or a mediator who is looking to advance to the Advanced Mediator Level may count toward 1 hour of general continuing education credit every year.
Serving on a committee of the Rhode Island Mediators Association may count toward 1 hour of general continuing education credit every year.
1.0 RIMA CEU’s for attendance at each of the May event and September event.
The Rhode Island Mediators Association is committed to
assisting Advanced Mediators to achieve the above Continuing Education Credit
Hours, and to that end will hold trainings and roundtable discussions each year
that will qualify for Continuing Education credits.