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Certified Mediation Training Programs

The following mediation training programs have been certified under the mediation training standards and procedures adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida. Please contact the Training Provider directly

READ CAREFULLY: The Florida Supreme Court has mandatory requirements which must be met by a person applying for certification as a mediator.  In addition to completing a Florida Supreme Court certified mediation training program, the applicant must possess sufficient education (which may include graduate level) and experience, complete the required mentorship obligations, and demonstrate good moral character.  The specific requirements are contained in rules 10.100, Certification Requirements, and 10.105, Point System Categories, Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators as well as in Administrative Orders AOSC11-1 and AOSC12-48.  This information is in the document How to Become A Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.

Disclaimer: the State Courts System takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained on the following links.

Appellate Mediation Training

Dunlap Mediation (Eric Dunlap, Esq.)

  • (321) 230-3088
  • (407) 682-2785 (fax)
  • Altamonte Springs

Mediation Services Inc. (Melvin Rubin, Esq.)

  • (305) 446-4345
  • Miami

Mediation Training Center (Perry Itkin, Esq.)

  • (954) 567-9746
  • Fort Lauderdale

Mediation Training Group Inc. (Susan Dubow & Elinor Robin, Ph.D)

  • (561) 241-0413
  • Boca Raton

USF Conflict Resolution Collaborative (Michael Orfinger, Esq.)

  • (800) 852-5362 Tampa

Nancy Neal Yeend 

  • (650) 857-9191 (Los Altos, CA)

County Mediation Training

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (Christopher M. Shulman, Esq.)

  • (813) 935-9922
  • Tampa

Conflict Resolution Academy (Carol Rice)

  • (770) 435-5009
  • Atlanta

Matthew L. Cersine, Esquire

  • (407) 592-7326
  • Orlando

Dispute Resolution Center* (Court-sponsored trainees only) 

  • (850) 921-2910
  • Tallahassee

Dunlap Mediation (Eric Dunlap)

  • (321) 230-3088
  • (407) 682-2785 (fax)
  • Altamonte Springs

Institute of Conflict Resolution & Communication (Alexia Georgakopoulos, Ph.D)

  • (561) 703-9875
  • Boca Raton

Toby Isaacson , Esquire

  • (727) 579-4600
  • St. Petersburg

Mediation Training Group Inc. (Susan Dubow & Elinor Robin, Ph.D)

  • (561) 241-0413
  • Boca Raton

Arve Wikstrom, J.D.

  • (407) 538-5509
  • Orlando

Circuit Mediation Training

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (Christopher M. Shulman, Esq.)

  • (813) 935-9922 Tampa

Charles N. Castagna Mediation Inc.

  • (727) 446-4221

Davis Mediation Firm (Donovan Davis, Esq.)

(407) 448-3665

Dunlap Mediation (Eric Dunlap, Esq.)

  • (321) 230-3088 (407) 682-2785 (fax) Altamonte Springs

Florida Mediation Training Inc.  (Kevin Lunsford, Esq.)

  • (386) 269-0942 (Live Oak)

Mediation Education, LLC (Hal Wotitzky, Esq. &Stephan Widmeyer, Esq)

  • (941) 575-9666 Punta Gorda

Mediation Services Inc. (Mel Rubin, Esq.)

  • (305) 446-4345 Miami

Mediation Training Center (Perry Itkin, Esq.)

  • (954) 567-9746 Ft. Lauderdale

Mediation Training Group (Susan Dubow & Dr. Elinor Robin, Ph.D)

  • (561) 241-0413 Boca Raton

USF Conflict Resolution Collaborative (James Williams, Esq.)

  • (800) 852-5362 Tampa

Nancy Neal Yeend 

  • (650) 857-9191 (Los Altos, CA)

Dependency Mediation Training

USF Conflict Resolution Collaborative (Dr. Gregory Firestone)

  • (800) 852-5362 Tampa

David Wolfson, Esquire

  • (850) 577-4448 Tallahassee

Family Mediation Training

Institute of Conflict Resolution & Communication (Alexia Georgakopoulos, Ph.D)

  • (561) 703-9875 Boca Raton

Florida Mediation Training Inc.  (Kevin Lunsford, Esq.)

  • (386) 269-0942 (Live Oak)

Mediation Services Inc. (Mel Rubin, Esq.)

  • (305) 446-4345 Miami

Mediation Training Center (Perry Itkin, Esq.)

  • (954) 567-9746 Ft. Lauderdale

Mediation Training Group Inc. (Susan Dubow & Elinor Robin, Ph.D)

  • (561) 241-0413 Boca Raton

USF Conflict Resolution Collaborative (Dr. Gregory Firestone)

  • (800) 852-5362 Tampa

Wikstrom Peterson (Arve Wikstrom & Barbara Peterson)

  • (407) 538-5509 Orlando