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
  • Lawyer with extensive subject matter expertise in the area of the litigation in question
  • 6 hour training course
  • Recommended: 28 hour general civil mediation training
  • 28 hour training course

&

  • 5 observations/co-mediations completed with a registered neutral

Or

  • 12 hour practicum
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college
  • 42 hour training course

&

  • 1 observation and 2 co-mediations completed with a registered neutral

Or

  • 12 hour practicum
  • 14 hour training course
  • 21 hour training course
  • 28 hour training course (if not registered in Domestic Relations category)

Or

  • 21 hour training course (if already registered in Domestic Relations category)