MII Membership

As the only professional, not-for-profit association for Mediators in Ireland, the MII recognises and values the contributions to mediation from people across all areas of society and different areas of mediation.

The MII has different categories of membership which follow the cycle of education and qualification of mediators. This begins with Trainee Affiliation, progressing to  Membership on successful completion of training and assessment and on to Advanced Membership for experienced Mediators, There are also categories of affiliation for those with a general interest in mediation but with no wish to practice and organisations that are interested in mediation. You will find more information on the different categories of membership and affiliation on the relevant links.

Why Join?

There are many reasons for joining the MII including:

  • To achieve an internationally recognised accreditation
  • To access ongoing training and development
  • To avail of reduced fees for MII and non-MII training events
  • To network and engage with practising Mediators from different specialisms and working to different models of mediation
  • To receive updates and briefings on developments in mediation
  • To create opportunities for referrals as an accredited Mediator
  • To engage and inform the discussion as to the changing needs of Mediators and mediation at this exciting time.
  • To avail of reduced rate fees for MII conferences.

Which Category of Membership is for me?

If you are currently training to be a mediator on an MII Accredited training course you may apply for Trainee Affiliation for the year in which you undertake your training and the following year.

If you have successfully completed an MII Accredited training course and skills assessment you may apply for Membership (Training Certificates are valid for 3 years from the date of the Assessment)

Once you have met the requirements for Advanced Membership  you may submit your application for assessment.

If you have a general interest in mediation but are not in practice as a mediator you may apply for General Affiliation

If you have completed an MII Accredited training course but, for any reason, have not completed the skills assessment as part of the course you may apply to the MII to undertake your assessment. While you are waiting for the assessment date you will need to be registered as an Associate Affiliate

The Organisation Affiliate category is for organisations that are interested in mediation and provides for them to be informed of developments in mediation and to avail of membership rates .

What if I have not completed an MII Accredited training course?

In specific circumstances, the MII will consider applications from individual applicants who can provide documentary evidence that they have completed an equivalent course that meets the 60 hours minimum requirement in accordance with the MII approved standards and have successfully completed an MII approved Member Skills Assessment as part of the course or through the MII approved process.

If you have completed training other than MII Accredited Training and believe that you have equivalent skills, you can apply for membership based on Equivalence of Training.

You must be able to comply with the following requirements to make an application:

  • Completion of a 60-hour training course in mediation skills and practice
  • Completion of a recorded role-play skills assessment (Applicants who cannot submit a videoed role play with assessor’s feedback must sit an MII Assessed Role play)
  • Supply certified evidence of your training and assessment
  • Supply course curriculum of the training completed so that it can be assessed in comparison to the MII requirements

Applicants must complete the application form in full – only fully completed applications with accompanying required documentation will be accepted for review Download the Application Form

Please contact the MII office to make an application for equivalence of training. info@themii.ie 

How do I sign up?

Click on the Join Now button and follow the instructions. You will need to upload documents in connection with your application.

If you have any difficulties with signing up online please contact us by email info@themii.ie or to the office on 01 6099190


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