Distinguish yourself as a mediator dedicated to the field of Professional Family Mediation with APFM Certification.

 

Becoming APFM Certified* demonstrates to other professionals and the consumer that you have the training and experience necessary to provide mediation services of the highest standard.

APFM Members who meet the criteria for Advanced Practitioner and Practitioner membership levels qualify to apply for certification. Additional criteria for certification includes that the applicant carry malpractice insurance and pledges to follow the APFM Ethical Standards for Professional Family Mediators. Applicants who are approved for certification will be upgraded to Certified for the remainder of their membership year and will thereafter be allowed to renew at the certified level. Certified members will also receive the APFM Certified Logo to use on business cards, email signature lines, and other marketing materials.

APFM Certified Mediators have:

  • Demonstrated their dedication to the profession of family mediation
  • Verified that they have the necessary training and experience for certification
  • Verified that they carry professional malpractice insurance (Click here for information on acquiring Mediator Liability Insurance.)
  • Pledged to follow the APFM Ethical Standards for Professional Family Mediators
  • Pledged to ongoing professional development through continuing mediator education

You may complete the application online by using the form below. In the alternative, you may download and complete the form and send in all materials with your application fee check.

Certified Member Application

Certified Member Application
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Please provide the following information:

  • Certificate of completion for 40-hour basic family mediation training with training in domestic violence.
  • Certificates of completion for additional 40 hours of training or continuing education in family mediation.
  • For Advanced Practitioner level only: Certificates of completion for additional 20 hours of training/practicum or continuing education in mediation practice skills.
  • Proof of Malpractice Insurance

**If certificates of completion are not available please provide a list of trainings and include the title, date, trainer, and number of hours.

Upload the documents in the "Document(s) Upload" box below. Only PDFs and JPEGs are permitted. Maximum file size is 5MB. No more than 5 files may be uploaded.

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When you click on the "Submit Application" button below you will be taken to PayPal to securely pay the $100 application fee.

*APFM’s certification is based on the member’s attesting to having met certain criteria including training and experience and is not an endorsement of competency. Patrons of the member’s business are invited to contact the member directly to inquire about his or her credentials.

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