Those who commit to the 80-hour program may receive the training with no tuition cost. Those who wish to earn only the 40-hour certificate without further obligation will pay tuition of $195.  All those enrolled will pay a $35 materials fee prior to the first session, unless waived for hardship. Refunds or credits may be requested up to the first session less 10% administrative fee.  After the first session, no refunds are permitted. 

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CALM Mediation Trainings

The 40-hour training to 'certify' mediators per the Dispute Resolution Programs Act of the California Business and Professions Code is scheduled throughout the year.

To apply, if individuals are able to make a serious commitment to completing the training and those who are able to pledge another 40 hours (total 80) to interning/volunteering, they can apply by going to the contact page.



Why mediation training?

Entry level career credentialing

Continuing education credit and internships for educators, students, paralegals, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, public & mental health professionals, managers, etc.

Public & community service opportunities

Personal & professional development, acquire or improve conflict resolution skills

Use in creative job/work preparation and outside of the field of mediation

Why CALM mediation training?

Meets requirements of CA Business & Professions Code for DRPA funded programs (most longer more expensive college courses do not) including role playing, mock mediations, video and real time observation when available

A unique experience into the world of human behavior and conflict resolution including word games®

Exclusive focus and materials on violence prevention

Designed and taught by an industry professional and experienced practitioner  with degrees law, communication and behavioral science/negotiation & conflict management

Appearances by other prominent trainers, mediation gurus, freshly minted up & comers

Practical value—a low investment of time and money compared with the greater potential for economic opportunity plus tips and leads on how to get work in related markets

Member of Greater Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce

Member of Southern California Mediation Association

More CALM mediation training attributes that set us apart:

Focus on participant autonomy and self-reliance—less reliance on government and the courts, relief for courts, and other government services

Greater attention to the benefits of privacy and confidentiality

Increased awareness of interest-based bargaining versus positional and leveraging strategies in negotiating

Emphasis on everyday multi-situational communication skills such as customer service, organizational/management uses, and personal/family applications

Exploration of physiological effects of conflict and conflict resolution

Nexus to global relations, war and peace