ADRIC’s National Designations for Mediators
Qualified Mediator (Q.Med)
The Qualified Mediator designation is an entry-level step for mediators while they continue to learn and practice for the Chartered Mediator designation. It is available to members who have completed at least 80 hours of mediation and related dispute resolution training and have some practice experience.
The designation assists the mediator by providing a nationally recognized credential to show that the mediator has met the nationally and regionally set minimum standards for training and/or experience as a mediator.
The Application for the Qualified Mediator Designation is available from your Regional Affiliate. If your Regional Affiliate does not have a customized application form and directs you to ADRIC, a generic form is available for use here: Qualified Mediator Designation Application Form.
(Members in Ontario: ADRIO has slightly different application requirements and forms, so be sure to complete the form provided by them)
As part of the Gold Standard approach to ADR in Canada, ADRIC requires all Designated members to provide proof of a minimum of $1 million insurance coverage for their protection and for the protection of those for whom they provide services. View the ADRIC Insurance Program.
Chartered Mediator (C.Med)
The Chartered Mediator (C.Med) designation recognizes competence at a high level. To ensure that a high and consistent set of standards is met by the persons entitled to use this designation, ADRIC has established general principles, criteria and a protocol to be used in assessing the eligibility of an applicant for the designation and for the granting of the designation:
- Successful completion of an ADRIC-Accredited course of study of at least 180 hours.
- The applicant must have conducted at least 15 mediations as the sole mediator or the mediation chairperson.
- Observation by and approval of the Regional Assessment Committee (RAC) (at least three Chartered Mediators – the“Assessors”) of the applicant conducting an actual mediation or a mediation role play as a sole mediator.
Please contact the following Regional Affiliate for their Application Forms as they may have specialized Criteria:
If your Regional Affiliate does not have a customized application form, please complete this form: ADRIC C.Med Designation Application Form.
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C.Med Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Chartered Mediator (C.Med) designation?
The C.Med or Chartered Mediator designation is Canada’s most senior designation for mediators with a general or special practice. Please click here for a more complete description of the requirements.
- Are there prerequisites?
The applicant must be a member in good standing of ADRIC through one of our seven affiliates. There are extensive training and experience requirements which you should review before you consider applying. The applicant must also sign and submit the Declaration of Insurance form indicating they have insurance in the amount of $1 million or check the appropriate box for an exemption of the requirement. For information on obtaining insurance, please click here. For a more complete description of the requirements, please click here.
- Where do I get the C.Med Application Form?
Contact your regional affiliate‘s website or their office. If your Regional Affiliate does not have a customized application form and directs you to ADRIC, a generic form is available for use here: ADRIC C.Med Application Form.
- Is there a fee for the C.Med application?
For information on application fees, please contact your affiliate.
- Is there an ongoing cost?
Yes. There is an annual fee to maintain your C.Med designation. You must also remain a member in good standing of an affiliate to retain this designation.
- How do I apply?
Forward your completed application form, along with any attachments necessary to verify the courses you have taken and the work you have done (think of it as marketing yourself to the accreditation committee), to your local affiliate.