Practitioner Members of the MII are experienced Mediators who have successfully completed an MII advanced assessment of their mediation skills and fulfilled the registration requirements for Practitioner Member status. Only Practitioner Members and Certified Members who hold a current Practising Certificate are approved by the MII to practice.
To become an MII Practitioner Member you must firstly be a Certified Member. You will then have to complete a number of live cases/hours and fulfil further training and requirements as set by your Home Sector (see grid below). You should then submit for Practitioner Member assessment in line with MII Practitioner Member core competencies and, on successful completion of your assessment, complete your registration as a Practitioner Member. For further information including assessment guidelines, forms and submission requirements, please refer to Practitioner Member Assessment.
To register for Practitioner Member Status of the MII, please forward the following for the attention of the MII Registrar:
For information on Practitioner Member assessment including assessment guidelines, submission of documentation and relevant forms, please refer to Practitioner Assessment section of this site.
Entitled to apply annually for a Practising Certificate
Entitled to have profile featured on web in Find a Mediator section on MII website
Entitled to vote
A Family mediation route requires a minimum of 100 hours face-to-face mediation; Community route require a minimum of 100 hours of mediation experience of which at least 17 hours must be face-to-face mediation as solo Mediator or Co-Mediator.
Note: In addition to the above, progression through the family route requires a mandatory MII approved 64-hours of specific case knowledge.
|CPD Requirement:||17 hours per year - for information see CPD requirements|
Practitioner Members who hold a current MII practising certificate are approved to practise in any area, providing they practice within their competency.
Registered Practitioner Members are entitled to:
* Only Members with hold a current MII practising certificate are approved by the MII to mediate. Practising MII Mediators are bound by the MII Code of Ethics and Practice and may only mediate where they have the appropriate training, knowledge and competence to effectively mediate.
Members must be in good standing with the MII and Council reserves the right to refuse membership.
MII Mediator’s may only mediate where they have the appropriate training, knowledge and competence to effectively mediate in the dispute (MII Code of Ethics and Practice, 5.6).
An MII Mediator who holds a current Practising Certificate may practice in any area provided they have the competence to do so. Whether or not you are working within your competence can only be assessed in relation to any particular case. Just because the particular case happens to fall under a particular heading in which you have had some training or experience does not necessarily mean that you are competent to start or to continue with that case. By way of example a commercial Mediator who is sufficiently competent to mediate a commercial contract dispute between two parties about one item to the value of €50,000 may lack the competence to mediate a complex, multi-party commercial case with €50 million in dispute.
Where a Mediator takes on a case in good faith and realises during the mediation that aspects of the case are outside of their competence, the Mediator is obliged to either suspend the mediation and to seek appropriate support, or to terminate the mediation.
It is the responsibility of each individual Mediator to ensure that they have the competence, skills and knowledge to mediate in any given mediation.
If you have any queries or require further information please contact the MII at firstname.lastname@example.org.