Each year the committee will meet (in person or electronically or both) in January, May and October to review applications for CPM status, and will review all applications received on or before the 15th day of January, May and October respectively. There must be at least three members at these meetings and a super majority vote of the members in attendance is required to approve an application for CPM status. Committee decisions of approval or denial will be sent to the IMA administrator for ultimate delivery to the applicant.
If the applicant meets all IMA standards and requirements, the applicant will receive an approval letter, as well as a CPM certificate and CPM number.
If the application is denied or deemed insufficient, the applicant will be notified in writing of the decision, along with the missing items to be supplied, if any.
If an application for CPM status is denied twice, the applicant will have to wait one year before a subsequent application will be considered and pay an additional application fee.
An IMA Appeals Panel is a volunteer panel of three (3) members in good standing, appointed by the Chair of the Standards & Practices Committee.
An Appeals Panel reviews the application and has authority to:
1. Reverse the earlier decision; OR
2. Deny the appeal.
The sabbatical program is an option for a Certified Professional Mediator (CPM) who wishes to stop practicing and obtaining CEUs for a period of time while maintaining their CPM status. CPMs can request that they be placed on Sabbatical. Contact the IMA administrator; firstname.lastname@example.org
For CPMs on Sabbatical, the following rules apply: