1. FAQs


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  • Stay ahead of government standards/requirements
  • Quality mark for consumers
  • Competitive edge as consumer awareness increases
  • Credential supporting higher fee structure and marketing of professional practice
  • Personal satisfaction in achievement

Candidates wishing to pursue the FMC Certified Family Mediator designation must first become a member of FMC. Following that, members must complete the Certification Application Form. See the full step-by-step process.

  • Acceptance of application and prerequisites.
  • Completion and submission of a roleplay video.
  • Personal skills assessment of the video.
  • Final written examination.

Yes. Your declaration of this is a condition of your annual maintenance. Insurance should be in the amount of no less than $1 million aggregate. FMC provides access to the insurance.

Certification preparation workshops are recommended, particularly for those not used to assessment processes and skills demonstrations. The workshops are offered by trainers who are FMC Certified Mediators and approvedby FMC to present the workshop. For a list of approved trainers for these workshops contact FMC.

A candidate can complete the certification process in a few months, if all submissions are complete and made in a timely manner, or up to one year.

FMC’s certification process is known throughout Canada, and is transportable from one legal jurisdiction to another. Provincial governments and judges are keen to ensure that court-connected mediators offer safe, professional mediation services in compliance with national professional practice and training standards. FMC family mediation certification is increasingly being required of family mediators who wish to work in close proximity with courts.

The Certifying Assessor reviews the candidate’s list of trainers and courses in detail and the completed statutory declaration verifying the accuracy of the contents of the application.

Become a certified mediator.

FMC is the leading body providing professional training and certifications for practitioners of family mediation in Canada.