FMC is the leading body providing professional training and certifications for practitioners of family mediation in Canada. The certification assessments are anchored in the high standards of the FMC Code of Professional Conduct and guidelines as well as FMC’s ongoing engagement in the international mediation community.  The methodology of conducting and documenting assessments strongly emphasizes the candidate’s skills.

FMC Certification Types

Current

Type Certification Levels Info
Family Relations Mediator (FRM) Standard Advanced Learn more
Comprehensive Family Mediator (CFM) Standard Advanced Learn more
Elder Mediator (EM) Standard Advanced Learn more

Coming soon

Child Protection Mediator (CPM) Standard Advanced Learn more

 

To apply for Certification you must be an FMC member ($140/year).  Please review the processes and documents on this page.

Questions?

Please contact: [email protected]

Once attained, maintenance of Certification is required annually and includes ongoing professional development work.  Each certification has an annual certification maintenance form to complete and return with renewal fees.

Download the Annual Certification Maintenance Form
Download the Elder Mediation Annual Certification Maintenance Form

Summary of  Certification Process

  1. General Membership in FMC:  Any mediator or interested party can join FMC as a General Member at any time and then work towards certification (or not).  Mediators seeking certification in an FMC program are required to maintain annual General Membership with Family Mediation Canada ($140/year)

2. Review FMC Code of Professional Conduct

3. Complete the appropriate certification application form(s)

4. Submit required supporting documentation:

    • FMC Certification Letter(s) of Reference
    • Confirmation of Practicum Experience

5. Pay Certification application fees

6. Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (where applicable, see below)

7. An application will not be considered completed until FMC has received all the requisite documentation and payments.

If you have any questions about the form or the process, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Once attained, maintenance of Certification is required annually and includes ongoing professional development work.  Each certification has an annual certification maintenance form to complete and return with renewal fees.

Prior Learning and Recognition Process

Family Mediation Canada acknowledges that in some cases a Prior Learning and Recognition application process is appropriate for those wishing to obtain certification with FMC.  For more information about PLAR please contact us.