How to become a Mediator?
To become a Mediator, the applicant must possess the following qualifications:
- 1. Bachelor’s degree
- 2. At least 30 years of age
- 3. Good moral character
- 4. Willingness to learn new skills and render public service
- 5. Proficiency in oral and written communication in English and Filipino
Then, the applicant must submit the following documents:
- 1. Application Letter
- 2. Accomplished Personal Information Sheet
- 3. Curriculum Vitae with 2x2 picture
- 4. College School Records
- 5. NBI and Police Clearance
- 6. Two (2) Certificates of Good Moral Character from two persons who are not related to the applicant
The Philippine Mediation Center Office will then administer a written comprehension exam and interview each applicant. The qualified applicants will be invited to join the Basic Mediation Course which is a three-and-a-half (3 ½) day activity.
After completing the course, the Mediation Trainees will undergo a two-month internship program, where they will handle actual cases for mediation under the supervision of a Mentor-Coach. The Mediation Trainees are required to settle at least three (3) out of five (5) cases assigned. The Mentor-Coach and the PMC Unit Staff will submit an evaluation and recommendation to the PMCO.
The PMCO will evaluate the overall performance of each Mediation Trainee and, on the basis of the evaluation, submit recommendation to the PMCO Executive Committee. The PMCO Executive Committee then submits the recommendation to the PHILJA Board of Trustees (BOT). The PHILJA BOT forwards the recommendation to the Supreme Court for approval. The approval the accreditation of the mediators is made by a Supreme Court Division, composed of the Chief Justice and the Chairpersons of the First and Second Division.