Continuing Professional Development

Roster CPD Requirements

Mediate BC requires Registered Roster Mediators (RRM's) to complete 12 hours of mediation specific training or education per year to maintain Roster status. At least 7 hours from formal learning in a structured setting and the remaining 5 hours of the requirement may include activities such as reading articles, blogs or other ADR literature.

The 7 hours “formal learning” is aimed at encouraging ongoing learning in a structured setting. Many forms of learning will satisfy this requirement, including course work, webinars, podcasts, peer study groups, conferences, teachings, ADR sub-section meetings and the like. This is not an exhaustive list, only some examples of the type of structured learning that will suffice.


Pre-Approved Online CPD Options

Mediate BC supports RRM's by providing and arranging for Continuing Professional Development opportunities. Mediate BC offers live and pre-recorded webinars on a variety of topics and works with partner organizations to provide RRM's and associates with special rates to courses, workshops and conferences.

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Updated April 1, 2022

Mediate BC Webinars:

Ethics & Standards for DR Professionals
Learn ways you can connect your Agreement to Mediate, the Standards of Conduct and Mediate BC's Complaint Policy together in a way that will support your clients through the mediation process.

General registration: $35 + GST
Mediate BC Roster Registration: $25 + GST
CPD: 1 hour

Family Law Act 3 Years Later
This 2-part webinar will update you on the developments of the Family Law Act from implementation in 2013 to 2016. Part 1 explores key FLA Issues, i.e. what has Changed for Mediators? Panelists include Wayne Plenert, Kathleen Bellamano, and Bob Finlay. Part 2 touches on the topic of financial matters. Particularly how Judges are applying the Family Law Act to Debt and Support. 

General registration: $169 + GST
Mediate BC Roster Registration: $149 + GST
CPD: 3 hours

Growing Mediation Practices 
In this modern era of social media, the internet, and email overload, marketing and business development can seem a daunting prospect. What works? This webinar discusses marketing and business development strategies that are specific to mediation and can be implemented immediately. Panelists include Allison Wolf, Rebecca Alleyne, and Amy Robertson. 

General registration: $50 + GST
Mediate BC Roster Registration: $35 + GST
CPD: 3 hours

What do Mediators Need to Know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA)?
Join Colleen Selby to learn five ways that the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (2014) changes the law of succession in BC. Topics include: red flags for the mediator, effective tips & tools, mediation process, mediation style, and mediator selection.

General registration: $25 + GST
Mediate BC Roster Registration: $20 + GST
CPD: 1.5 hours

Insurance Mediation: What You Need to Know 
Understanding the unique qualities of insurance mediation is vital to practicing in this field. Join Brian Gibbard and Nick de Domenico for a webinar on what you need to know about this busy field of mediation. Topics include the relationships and dynamics between the participants of an insurance or personal injury mediation, how insurance mediation differs from standard training models, and what you need to know to familiarize yourself with the field before reaching out for co-mediation or mentorship.  

General registration: $75 + GST
Mediate BC Roster Registration: $50 + GST
CPD: 1.5 hours



Other Recorded Webinars and Courses:

Department of Justice Canada Online Training

Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments

General registration: free


JP Boyd Family Law: Legal Reference Basics, Tips & Tricks

General registration: free

CPD: 1 hour per video

APFM 4-Part Series: COVID-19 Won’t Stop Family Mediators
Part 1: Online Mediation Nuts and Bolts; Part 2: Mediating Family Issues Related to COVID-19; Part 3: Marketing Online Divorce and Family Mediation

General registration: free
CPD: 1 hour per video

Conversations about Coparenting for Professionals During the COVID Crisis
On March 25th, AFCC presented an opportunity to ask questions and learn from a discussion with two family court experts, who are themselves experiencing these challenges for the first time.

General registration: free
CPD: 1 hour

Conflict Resolution Practice During COVID-19
This CLEBC rebroadcast offers advice on resolving conflict through trying times for YOU and the parties in dispute.

General registration: $29
CPD: 1 hour

Brain Story Certification
Learn the scientific underpinnings of the Brain Story from leading experts with this free self-paced online course offered by the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.

General registration: free
CPD: 19 hours

Indigenous Canada
A 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

General registration: free
CPD: 19 hours