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Professional Membership Cross-Recognition – Alliance for Mediation Standards

Alliance for Mediation Standards ("The Alliance") was established in 2021, it signifies an advancement of international mediation professionalism through upholding high accreditation benchmarks for mediators, a high service provision standard, and valuing cultural-specific mediation skills. Aiming at strengthening the provision of a reliable and collaborative dispute resolution option, mediation, for international business, creating a harmonious and risk-mitigated business environment.

Members of The Alliance

  • International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI)
  • Asian Mediation Center (AMC)
  • Instituto de Certificacao e Formacao de Mediadores Lusofonos (ICFML)
  • Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs (IFCM)
  • Singapore International Mediation Center (SIMI)
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Membership Cross-recognition arrangement

The Alliance has an arrangement whereby mediators accredited with one member can apply to any member of the Alliance to have their credentials cross-recognised.

Criteria: The minimum level of accreditation required by the organisation must be met.

The corresponding level of cross-recognition is as follows:

Mediator Titles International Accredited Professional Mediator  (IAPM) AMC Accredited Mediator ICFML Mediator Certificado Avançado
Level 2
IFCM Registered Mediator SIMI Accredited Mediator
Level 2

Application procedure 

Mediator from other member(s) of The Alliance who are interested in having their credentials cross-ed recognised by the IDRRMI should follow the below application procedure:

  1. Prepare the following documents:
    • Prepare a cover letter
    • Complete the application form for the IAPM of IDRRMI ; and
    • Prepare the Professional Mediator Qualification Certificate or other form of proof (obtained from the home accrediting organisation)
  2. Submit all the above documents to; and
  3. The Secretariat of the IDRRMI would follow up with the applicant via email

*IDRRMI reserves the right to determine whether the requirements for cross-recognition have been met.