Accreditation of Mediators and Arbitrators
As per the IIAM QAP, a Community Mediator, after completing 15 hours of mediation is eligible to be accredited as a Certified Community Mediator. Similarly, a Commercial Mediator, after completing 30 hours of mediation is eligible to be accredited as a Certified Commercial Mediator and after 75 hours as a Certified Senior Commercial Mediator. IIAM Mediators are also eligible to become Mediators with the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM), as per the APCAM Accreditation Rules. As per APCAM Accreditation system, there are three levels of accreditation – APCAM Accredited Mediator (AAM), APCAM Certified Mediator (ACM) and APCAM International Certified Mediator (AICM). An IIAM Mediator, after 30 hours of experience is eligible to apply as ACM and after 150 hours of experience is eligible to apply as AICM. IIAM was the first institution in India approved by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) as a “Qualifying Assessment Programme” (QAP) for IMI Certification. Since IIAM commenced APCAM Certification, IMI QAP is discontinued. IIAM Certified Commercial Mediators and above will be eligible to become IIAM Reviewers. A Reviewer will act as a Mentor for junior mediators and will also be responsible for preparing the Feedback Digest of Mediators and for guiding them in any professional or ethical dilemmas. From among the Reviewers, the IIAM Mediator Disciplinary Committee is also formed, which will be responsible for the Mediators’ Conduct Assessment, enquiring into complaints on violation of IIAM Mediators’ Code of Professional Conduct by any Mediator. You can develop your professional career as a Mediator globally, by opting the IIAM QAP.