Applicants must have completed at least five days of interest-based mediation training (typically 40 hours in total), including at least 10 hours of role-playing experience. Two or more courses that provide successive levels of training are acceptable to meet the minimum training requirements; two introductory level courses combined are not acceptable. The Program Manager has the ultimate discretion to determine whether an applicant's training meets the qualification requirements.
An application to the practicum includes the following:
Practicum fees are generously subsidized by funding from the Ministry of Attorney General and the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
The fee for the Small Claims Practicum is $2500 + HST. A deposit of $300 is required with the application and the remaining balance is due upon acceptance to the Practicum.
If you are unable to participate in the Practicum after being accepted, a request for refund must be made in writing no less than seven days prior to the first mandatory orientation session, and a cancellation fee of $25 will be charged. Cancellations later than seven days prior to the start of the Practicum will be subject to a charge of $300.
Failure to attend any mandatory orientation session or otherwise complete the Practicum will result in the forfeiture of the full fee unless otherwise decided at the Program Manager’s complete discretion.