Adding a Category to Your Registration

You can add a category to your neutral registration at any time through your account in the Georgia Courts Registrar. For a full explanation of requirements, including basic mediator competencies, please review Appendix B of the Supreme Court ADR Rules.

Review requirements for the desired category to make sure you are able to meet each one. Click on each category below 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.

  • 6 hour GODR-approved arbitration training course
  • 6 hour GODR-approved early neutral evaluation training course
  • Be a registered neutral with GODR
  • Have practiced law or served as a judge (or a combination of both) for at least 8 years preceding the date of application
  • 5 years of relevant experience in the substantive area of dispute involved
  • Have served as an arbitrator or mediator in a minimum of 10 court-connected or private ADR sessions
  • 28-hour GODR-approved general civil mediation training course

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  • 12-hour GODR-approved general civil mediation practicum taken after successful completion of the general civil mediation training course
  • 42-hour GODR-approved domestic relations mediation training course
  • Satisfy all requirements for registration in Genera Civil Mediation
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

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  • 12-hour GODR-approved domestic relations mediation practicum taken after successful completion of the domestic relations mediation training

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  • 14-hour GODR-approved specialized domestic violence mediation (SDV) training course
  • Successfully register as a neutral in both General Civil Mediation and Domestic Relations Mediation prior to taking the SDV training course
  • 21-hour GODR-approved juvenile delinquency mediation training course
  • Successfully register as a neutral in General Civil Mediation prior to taking the juvenile delinquency training course
  • 28-hour GODR-approved juvenile dependency mediation training course (21-hour if registered in Domestic Relations Mediation category)
  • Successfully register as a neutral in General Civil Mediation & Juvenile Delinquency Mediation prior to taking the juvenile dependency training course