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Mediators who provide court-connected mediation services in Oregon are required to participate in continuing education programs as an ongoing obligation of their appointment. The requirement is provided in UTCR 12.140:

Civil mediators (including volunteer small claims and FED):

  • 12 hours every two years
    • One hour must relate to confidentiality
    • One hour must relate to mediator ethics
    • Six hours may be satisfied by taking continuing education classes required by the mediator's licensure unless such licensure is not reasonably related to the practice of mediation.

Domestic relations mediators:

  • 24 hours every two years
    • Two hours must relate to confidentiality
    • Two hours must relate to mediator ethics
    • Twelve hours must be on the subject of either custody and parenting issues or financial issues (according to what the mediator is approved for)
    • Twelve hours may be satisfied by taking continuing education classes required by the mediator's licensure unless such licensure is not reasonably related to the practice of mediation.

Continuing education hours are reported directly to the ADR contact at your local court or centrally to the Office of the State Court Administrator, if your local court has opted into central reporting. Central reporting counties include:

  • Baker
  • Benton
  • Clatsop
  • Columbia
  • Crook
  • Deschutes (volunteer mediators only)
  • Douglas
  • Gilliam
  • Grant
  • Harney
  • Hood River
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lincoln
  • Malheur
  • Morrow
  • Multnomah
  • Polk
  • Sherman
  • Tillamook
  • Umatilla
  • Union
  • Wallowa
  • Wasco
  • Washington (for FED and Small Claims mediators only)​
  • Wheeler
  • Yamhill​ (Domestic Relations mediators ​only)​

If you are a court-connected mediator in one of the above central reporting counties, unless your local ADR contact has told you otherwise, please report your continuing education hours using our new Mediator Continuing Education Reporting Form. Additional instructions are available here in FAQ Mediator Continuing Education Reporting

Some examples of training topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Practical skills-based training in mediation or facilitation
  • Court processes
  • Confidentiality laws and rules
  • Changes in the subject matter areas of law in which the mediator practices
  • Mediation ethics
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse and elder abuse
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Psychology and psychopathology
  • Organizational development
  • Communication
  • Crisis intervention
  • Program administration and service delivery
  • Practices and procedures of state and local social service agencies
  • Safety issues for mediators

OJD Sponsored ​​​Programs​​

Trauma Informed Mediation with Chris Wilson

This training was sponsored by Multnomah County Circuit Court in January of 2024. Watch the Multnomah Mediation: Trauma Informed Mediation with Chris Wilson video on YouTube.

2023 SFLAC Oregon Famil​y Law Conference​

Click on a session title on the above link to open the respective session's recording.

2021 SFLAC Oregon Family Law​ Conference:

Oregon M​ediation Association

The Oregon Mediation Association maintains a calendar of upcoming trainings.

American Ba​r Association Section of Dispute Resolution

A variety of training and other resources are provided on this website. Visit the Events and Programs page, and the Resources page.

Mediate.c​om

A variety of videos, articles and training opportunities are available through the mediate.com website​.

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

AFCC maintains a webinar archive and list of upcoming trainings.​

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators

APFM maintains a training calendar and an archive of past trainings ​​

​Session 1:     Working with Interpreters (September 22, 2023)

As part of our data collection efforts, the Oregon Judicial Department asks court-connected domestic relations mediators to submit a Mediator Report for each mediated case. Please see the updated Mediator Report form and corresponding instructions which should be used beginning December 1, 2023.

Mediator report to the court

Mediator report to the court instructions


November 29, 2023 Webinar resources: