Training

The MII Training Cycle consists of:

  1. Accredited Mediation Training - a 60 hour (minimum) training course with a skills assessment
  2. Mandatory additional training - 32 hours additional training for mediating with Separating Couples and mandatory Code of Ethics and Practice training
  3. Continuing Professional Development training - set annual requirments which need to be met in order to renew an annual Practising Certificate.

Accredited Mediation Training

All training programmes approved by the Mediators' Institute of Ireland are assessed against specific criteria based on the competencies required for the various levels of membership. Please note that while the following listed training programmes have been approved by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (The MII), the MII is not responsible for the administration or delivery of these programmes. Also, to become a member of the MII, participants must register directly with the MII. Any person who is on an MII approved training programme is entitled to apply for Affiliation of the MII under the Trainee Affiliation scheme and any person who successful completes an MII approved training programme is eligible to apply for MII Associate Affiliation or Membership level depending on the status of the programme.

View the list of MII Accredited Training Courses

If you would like to apply to have your training programme approved, please refer to the MII training programme approval process.

Mandatory additional training 

32 hours Separating Couples training is mandatory for members who wish to be certified to mediate with Separating Couples.  Modules are delivered in the areas of  Couple Dynamics, Domestic abuse and screening,  Family Law Matters,  Family Mediation Process, Parenting and  Child protection issues. Code of Ethics and Practice training is mandatory for all members: The training is interactive and highlights issues such as confidentiality and case management with examples from mediation experiences and, where appropriate, cross referring to the Mediation Bill 2012.
Other sector specific mandatory training may be introduced in the future.

Continuing Professional Development training 

The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development. CPD has an underlying ethical premise that asserts that clients have a right to expect competent and skilledpractitioners. Thus every Mediator has a responsibility to maintain and develop knowledge and skills, and alongside the individual responsibility, lies the professional Institute's obligation to provide the means whereby this can happen. Most professional bodies acknowledge that CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning with an emphasis on 'home skills', thus for the MII, the emphasis is on mediation skills. The MII requires that all practising Members complete a minimum of CPD hours and has agreed a CPD points system.

View the list of upcoming CPD courses

For information in relation to MII accreditation, membership, ethics or policy you should review the relevant section of this web site or contact info@themii.ie 

For information on becoming a registered MII member, please see Membership Overview.

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Certified Training Courses

The MII accredits mediation training courses which meet set training standards. The following training programmes have been recognised as MII approved training programmes.

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CPD Training

The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development.

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