IPMO does not deliver training directly nor is it a training provider. For 2021 IPMO will recognise all foundational mediation training programmes accredited by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and programmes designated Accredited Mediation Training by the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII).
IPMO will also recognise Family (Separating Couples) training courses previously accredited by the MII, both the 32 hour and the 40 hour Family (Separating Couples) training programmes. In 2022 once standards are Board-approved, foundational mediation training programmes and any mandatory training required for specific sectors will be vetted and assessed against the standards set by the Accreditation & Training Committee, or the standards as may be required by the Mediation Council of Ireland, once established, and accredited where the programme meets those standards.
Any person who has completed an IPMO-recognised foundational mediation training programme may apply for membership as a Qualified NQ member or may apply for Qualified Q or Certified member status where they have completed the practice requirements. Any person who has completed an accredited Family (Separating Couples) 32 hour or 40 hour training programme by the end of 2021 may practice as an IPMO family mediator. Members who are Qualified NQ but have not yet completed the mandatory family mediation training may co-mediate on a family mediation.
Details of IPMO accredited training courses will be available on our Upcoming Courses page