Training Information

Certification Requirements of Panel Members

In addition to meeting certain professional and other education, training, and background requirements, each panel member is required to be certified by Peacemaker Ministries as a Certified Christian Conciliator™. The requirements and training to earn the designation of Certified Christian Conciliator™ are as follows:

  • The training program includes approximately 150 hours of individual study and training, which includes:
    • A self-study course in personal peacemaking and peacemaking in the context of the church
    • Self- study prerequisites for the conflict coaching, mediation, and arbitration live training
    • Approximately 50 hours of live training courses in
      • conflict coaching (one day),
      • mediation course (two days), and
      • advanced mediation and arbitration (3 days)
  • Most panel members also have taken live Advanced Training courses on the topics of resolving marital conflict and resolving conflict in an organizational setting
  • Certified Christian Conciliators must annually attend a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education, which includes workshops on Christian conciliation.
  • All of the live training courses are based upon case studies and involve extensive role-plays, which provide the conciliator with practical experience.
  • The conciliator must complete a minimum of 50 hours in five cases of conciliation work under the direction and oversight of a mentor, and an additional five cases, which are reviewed by their assigned mentor.
  • The assigned mentor evaluates and approves the candidate’s completion of the practical experience work and meeting of the certification requirements.
  • Conciliators maintain their certification by annually reporting on the cases they have handled, along with providing evaluations from the parties served.
  • Conciliators also must comply with the Standards of Conduct for Christian Conciliators to maintain certification.

Information Regarding Training and Certification

If you are interested in taking the conciliation training and/or pursuing certification by Peacemaker Ministries as a Certified Christian Conciliator™, visit our Training page.

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