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Become a Trained Mediator

Become an Affiliate! Nebraska Mediation Center can help you to become a trained mediator.

To become a mediator for a mediation center, which is approved by the Office of Dispute Resolution, individuals shall successfully complete a basic mediation training program, that must be approved by the executive director of the mediation center

As a proficient mediator, individuals agree in writing to abide by the terms of the Manual of Standards of Ethics for Center Mediators, Directors and Staff, and fulfill apprenticeship requirements.

The basic training program consists of the following components:

  • The basic mediation training is arranged by the Office of Dispute Resolution. Candidates are chosen by center directors to attend training based upon an application and/or interview process.
  • The basic training program consists of 30 hours of training, which includes two or more simulated mediation sessions in which candidates receive feedback from trainers and coaches.
  • Training includes the theory and process of mediation, communication skills, neutrality, agreement writing and ethics. Training also includes recognizing and dealing with issues of bias.

For information on upcoming trainings, please visit Nebraska Mediation Association : Home (

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