Complete Training Requirementsjuliana2020-03-12T11:38:02-05:00
All prospective registered neutrals in the State of Georgia must have completed approved training, pursuant to the category in which they are applying for. Application for registration must be submitted within 18 months of completing training. The Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (the Office) offers registration in the 7 categories listed below. The Office pre-approves trainings for each category, which meet the standards for participants to be able to apply for registration after completion.
While training for Arbitration and Early Neutral Evaluation can be taken on their own, the remaining 5 categories must be taken in sequence:
6 Hour training program which qualified for CLE credits
If conducting as a single arbitrator, that arbitrator must be a lawyer with 5 years experience
Exception is made for judges and persons with acceptable experience as an arbitrator, as approved at the discretion of the Chair of the Committee on Training and Credentials and the Executive Director of GODR
Registration in General Civil Mediation and Juvenile Delinquency Mediation
28 hour training course (if not registered in Domestic Relations category)
21 hour training course (if already registered in Domestic Relations Mediation category)
Click on each category to learn about specific requirements. For a full explanation of requirements, including basic mediator competencies, please review Appendix B of our full GA Supreme Court ADR Rules
While pre-approved trainings are not required, they are strongly encouraged in order to ensure training will meet qualification for registration. As a rule, online trainings are never accepted toward registration.