Mediation Certificate

Mediation is an informal process in which a neutral, trained, third party helps disputing parties reach a mutually agreeable, voluntary settlement of their conflict.

The UW-Superior Center for Continuing Education mediation program enjoys a longstanding reputation as the region’s premiere resource in mediation training. The certificate consists of three courses that can be completed within two semesters (fall and j-term) on a credit or non-credit basis. The program curriculum provides a foundation of knowledge and skills to ensure that your training will satisfy Minnesota’s Rule 114 and Wisconsin’s Chapter 767 requirements for “qualified neutral” status as a mediator.

In addition to serving as mediators, graduates of the program apply their skills within a wide range of professional settings.

Certificate Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of core theory and skills of mediation practices.
  • Identify potential ethical issues and professional expectations for mediators.
  • Demonstrate dispute resolution skills through applied practices.
  • Identify strategies to improve the mediation process for individuals.


Students enrolled in the certificate program, both for credit and non-credit, are required to complete all three courses to receive their Mediation Certificate. To successfully complete this certificate for credit, students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each certificate course.

Required Courses

  • MEDI 241, Ethics and State Regulation of Mediation (1 credit, or on a non-credit basis)
  • MEDI 472, Civil Law Mediation (2 credits, or on a non-credit basis)
  • MEDI 471, Family Law Mediation (3 credits, or on a non-credit basis)

You will be eligible to receive the certificate upon completion of all workshops within a 2 year period.

For more information and additional certificate requirements, contact Danielle Fagen.