Certification

SMC Mediation Skills Assessment Accreditation

Take our Mediation Skills Assessment (MSA) and have your skills as a mediator formally recognised. Those who pass the MSA will be formally recognised as an SMC Accredited Mediator.

The MSA consists of the following components:

  • Written assignment (self-reflection)
  • Written assessment 
  • Practical assessment (role-play simulation)

Assessment dates
*Please note that the role-play assessment will be conducted at SMC venue and written assessment will be conducted online.

Role-play assessment dates Written assessment dates
22 March 2023 23 March 2023
14 June 2023 15 June 2023

Deadline for written assignment (self-reflection) will be given together with the assessment details three days before the role-play assessment date.

Type Registration fee
Regular $1,004.40
Early bird $950.40

Registration

Interested applicants may register for this assessment through our online form here.

Please click here on how to proceed with the registration via Skilleto.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Training Department
Tel: +65 6335 5036/7/8
Fax: +65 6333 5085
Email: smctraining@sal.org.sg

Notice

SMC reserves the right to cancel a training programme or Mediation Skills Assessment, and to change published details without prior notice. SMC also reserves the right to change its terms and conditions at any time.

Pre-requisite

Interested applicants must complete Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Module 2). Registration for Mediation Skills Assessment must be made within two years from the end of Module 2. Exemptions apply.

Exemptions 

  • The following applicants are exempted from the Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Module 2) and are able to sign up for the Mediation Skills Assessment:
    1. Law students from the National University of Singapore who have completed the mediation elective are exempted from the Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Module 1 and 2)
      • Applicants will need to register within two years of receiving their degree
    2. Participants who have completed an advanced three-day mediation training programme by the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) within the last two yearsNote: While exemptions apply, applicants are strongly encouraged to attend sign up for the Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Module 2). Applicants from these groups will be entitled to a 15% discount off Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Module 2).
  • There will be no exemptions for students who had completed the mediation advocacy elective at the Preparatory Course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations

Academic qualification

Interested applicants must hold either a Diploma or a Degree in any discipline

Accreditation notice

  1. SMC revised its Associate Mediator accreditation policy on 1 July 2015. Under this policy:
    1. Participants who complete Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (SCMP 1 & 2), and pass the Mediation Skills Assessment can call themselves an SMC Accredited Mediator. However, they will not be automatically accredited as Associate Mediators on SMC’s Panel of Associate Mediators.
    2. Participants who perform exceptionally well during the training and assessment will be invited to appear before a panel for an interview. On clearing the interview, they may be invited to join SMC’s Panel of Associate Mediators. Please note that there is no guarantee that you will be assigned cases as an SMC mediator.
  2. Participants who completed Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Module 1) before 1 July 2015 and subsequently took the (Module 2) and Mediation Skills Assessment within the prescribed timeframe are not affected by this revised policy.

Candidates who pass the Mediation Skills Assessment (MSA) may call themselves an SMC Accredited Mediator. Those who want to further their mediation practice by becoming internationally certified, may then apply to become a Qualified Mediator with the International Mediation Institute. Only participants who complete Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Module 1) after 1 January 2019 are eligible to be considered for this application.

Please note that passing the Mediation Skills Assessment (MSA) will allow you to describe yourself as an SMC Accredited Mediator. This does not guarantee emplacement on SMC’s panel of Mediators.