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How to become a General Mediator

Candidates seeking to be an accredited mediator of the HKMAAL must have at least 3 years full-time working experience prior to submitting their application for consideration by the HKMAAL Mediation Accreditation Committee (MAC).


Stage 1 - Training Course

Satisfactory completion of a HKMAAL approved mediation training course of 40 hours minimum duration.


Stage 2 - Assessment

Mediate at least two HKMAAL simulated general (non-family) mediation cases.
After successful completion of two HKMAAL simulated general (non-family) mediation cases, a candidate is required to obtain 2 completed Form 1 with comments from the assessor on the candidate’s performance, indicating that the candidate has satisfied the HKMAAL that an acceptable level of competence as a mediator has been achieved.

Dates of upcoming Stage 2 Assessments in 2018:

21 & 22 June 2018 (application closed);

Upcoming:
Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18, July 2018
Thursday 30 and Friday 31, August 2018 (tentative)
Thursday 27 and Friday 28, September 2018
Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31, October 2018
Thursday 29 and Friday 30, November 2018 (tentative)
Thursday 20 and Friday 21, December 2018

To learn more about the HKMAAL Stage 2 Assessment, please see the following documents:

Passing rate of HKMAAL Stage 2 Assessments.

For details of the appeal procedure with regard to the result of the Assessment, please click here.

* If you have completed a HKMAAL Accredited General Course and are ready to enroll in a Stage 2 Assessment, please express your interest by sending an Email with the following information to "hkmaal@hkmaal.org.hk"

  • Full Name
  • Contact Number
  • Email Address
  • Preferred Spoken Language for assessment (English or Cantonese)

Stage 3 - Application

After completion of stages 1 and 2, candidates may apply to HKMAAL for accreditation attaching the following:

  • Form MA1
  • Two Form 1, together with two settlement agreements
  • Stage 1 Mediation Training Course Certificate
  • Application fee ($600)
  • Annual Panel fee ($900)

The above fees should be made payable to the "Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited".

Prior to accreditation being approved, a candidate for mediation accreditation may be called by the HKMAAL to take part in an accreditation assessment including a personal interview and a possible further simulation supervised by a suitably qualified person chosen by the HKMAAL who must submit a completed Form 1 in connection with the further simulation.

Candidates who are accredited may, subject to complying with all the requirements, choose to have their names included on the Panel of HKMAAL Accredited General Mediators.

For the purpose of assessing applications for accreditation, the Stage 2 assessment result shall be valid for 3 years from the date of the notification of that result.

Important Notes

  1. The time limit for successful completion of HKMAAL Stage 2 Assessment (i.e. two (2) passes and recommendations have been obtained from two HKMAAL Assessors) is 3 years from the date of satisfactory completion of Stage 1 mediation training course.
  2. For the purpose of assessing applications for accreditation, the Stage 2 assessment result shall be valid for 3 years from the date of the notification of that result.
  3. Candidates will only be informed of the results of the HKMAAL Stage 2 Assessments by post 3 weeks after the relevant assessments. The result will not be disclosed by telephone or by e-mail.
  4. Candidates will only be informed of their Stage 3 result by post 3 weeks after the relevant scheduled meeting of the HKMAAL MAC where their application is considered. The result will not be disclosed by telephone or by e-mail.
  5. For consideration by the HKMAAL MAC at an upcoming meeting, candidates are required to submit their applications two (2) weeks before the scheduled meeting of the HKMAAL MAC. For dates of the meetings of the HKMAAL MAC, please click here. 

Fee Schedule

  Fees in HK$
Application for Mediator Accreditation / re-assessment fee per assessment / re- assessment (non-refundable) 600*
Application fee for Exemption from any or all of the stages of the accreditation requirement 600*
Panel maintenance fee per category per calendar year (July to June) (Any panel fees in respect of the Stage 3 accreditation application paid on or after 1 March will cover the panel membership from the date of approval until 30 June of the following year) 900*

* Cheques to be made payable to "Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited" upon submission of application.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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