The ADR directorate can accredit mediators working in Community Justice Centres, courts, tribunals and other areas of the Department of Justice, under the
National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).
The NMAS started in 2008 and is a voluntary, industry-based scheme which accredits mediators to a national standard. It aims to:
enhance the quality of national mediation services
facilitate consumer education about these and other ADR services
build consumer confidence in ADR services
improve dispute resolution services
help build the capacity of the ADR field.
In July 2015, revisions to the NMAS took effect. The forms listed below have been updated to reflect the changes.
As a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB), the ADR Directorate provides national accreditation for suitably qualified and experienced mediators within the department. The ADR Directorate has prepared a Practice Alert with more information about applying for national accreditation (to be updated) [PDF 41kb].
Application for accreditation under the NMAS [PDF 609kb]
Application for accreditation renewal under the NMAS [DOC 87kb]
Accreditation renewal continuing professional development hours form [DOC 57kb]
Accreditation renewal mediation hours form [DOC 51kb]