Applicants must have completed a minimum of 80 hours of mediation training, to include:
All training must be from an accredited college program, Idaho Mediation Association certified training or a structured program that included mediation training.
Thirty percent (30%) or more of the basic mediation training must be devoted to the practice of mediation via learning exercises or role-play simulations of mediated disputes. This requirement can rule out many online programs. Obtaining pre-approval for online programs is recommended before using this format for the 40-hour basic mediation requirement.
To the extent possible, please attach Certificates of Completion, transcripts, course titles, instructor, location of the training, a brief summary of the training content and the total hours of training for each course.
If documents are not available, please provide a person and contact information in order that your training can be verified. If the source of training was a structured program which included mediation and it is still operating, it is suggested that you inform the program officials of the IMA Training and Education Committee, whose function it is to certify various trainings and programs. Having the training certified significantly benefits future IMA applicants for certification.
Applicants must have completed at least 40 hours of mediation case practice in the past four or fewer years, with at least twenty of those hours as solo or lead mediator. Documentation of mediation case practice experience must include dates and actual hours in mediation. You must use the Mediation Log to list mediation cases.
A completed application includes:
2. Cover letter, including:
3. Affidavit of Compliance:
4. $100 CPM Application Processing Fee
5. Documentation of 40 Hours Basic training plus 40 Hours additional training:
6. Document 40 Hours of Mediation Practice in last four years:
7. Two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or Mediation Agreements (MA)
The IMA Standards & Practices Committee reviews and approves all applications for CPM status. The Committee meets in January, May, and October of each year. Applications must be received by the 15th of the meeting month to be considered; otherwise, they will be held until the next meeting.
For fastest service, scan and e-mail your application packet in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application and prompting you to log on to www.idahomediationassociation.org to pay the $100 application fee by credit card or Paypal, or mail a check to IMA (this will delay processing of your application). Your application will be deemed submitted to the Standards & Practices Committee only after IMA has received payment of the processing fee.
OR, you can submit your CPM application (one (1) copy of your CPM application packet and a check for $100 by mail to:
Idaho Mediation Association, P. O. Box 2504, Boise, ID 83701
Applicants will be notified in writing of the Committee's decision.
Note: Initial and/or renewal applications for CPM status will not be considered while an investigation by the IMA Ethics Committee is ongoing which concerns a grievance about the applicant.