Domestic Mediation Training

basic mediation training

Program Benefits
  • This course has been qualified by the Utah Court and meets the educational requirement to be listed as a mediator on the Utah Court Roster for Divorce Mediators (Domestic Roster)
  • The program teaches crucial conflict resolution skills for anyone seeking to be better in resolving their own and others’ disputes.
  • Earn a valuable credential backed by the prestige of the University of Utah that will increase your chances of success in the competitive job market
  • Complete in seven weeks

Mediation is both a professional path and a life skill. This course provides advanced mediation training with information specific to mediating family and domestic cases. This course is open to anyone who has completed a court-qualified basic mediation program. In Utah, individuals wishing to mediate professionally may be listed on two different court rosters: The Utah Court Roster for Mediators (basic roster) and the Utah Court Roster for Divorce Mediators (divorce roster). To be listed on the divorce roster, mediators must first have qualified for the basic roster, after which they must complete an additional 32 hours of domestic mediation training and complete a mentorship. This course is court approved and fulfills the 32-hour educational requirement to be listed on the divorce roster.

Program Outcomes
  • Teaches crucial conflict resolution skills for anyone seeking to be better in resolving their own and others’ disputes.
  • Satisfy the educational requirement to be approved as a mediator on the Utah Court’s Domestic Mediation Roster.
Who Should Participate

This online domestic mediation training is for individuals who want to gain advanced mediation skills in order to mediate family and divorce disputes. You do not need to be an attorney, a matriculated student, or have any specialized educational background in order to complete this training. However, it is recommended that you have completed a Utah court-qualified basic mediation training prior to enrolling in this course.

Course Information

Class Format: Online with class meetings live via Zoom once per week.

Enrollment Options: This course is offered each Fall and Spring semester as LAWC 652. It may be offered during the Summer semester depending on demand.

Completion Time: 7 weeks

How to Enroll: Register on our website for the course, LAWC 652, when registration for the term is available. If the class is full, you can add yourself to the waiting list or give us a call at (801) 585-9963 for assistance.

Drop/Refund Policy: No drops or refunds will be provided after 3 business days prior to the first meeting of the class.

Tuition for this course is $1,200 and is due at the beginning of the course. Textbooks are additional costs and may be included as an “Inclusive Access” fee (see below for more information). Tuition listed above subject to change without advance notice.

  • The University of Utah Campus Store has a course materials program called Inclusive Access which provides digital course materials/textbooks to students at a reduced cost. If your instructor participates, you should receive an email prior to the first day of class with instructions on how to access your course materials in Canvas.
  • Financial aid is not available for non-credit classes. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • Payment plans may be available through the University of Utah Financial Services.
  • This course is not eligible for faculty/staff tuition reduction or emeritus benefits.
  • No drops or refunds will be provided after 3 business days prior to the first meeting of the class.

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - learn from the same high-quality faculty that teach in our degree programs.

The Power of the U Network – students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Programs that Fit Your Schedule – most of our certificates offer convenient online or evening classes that offer a schedule that works around you. Go to class whenever and wherever you want.

Certificate Completion Requirements
  • Students will be required to fulfill the same expectations and requirements as matriculated students including exams, projects and participation.
  • Certificate students will receive an “S-Satisfactory” or “U-Unsatisfactory” assessment for each class. “S-Satisfactory” will indicate that the student has met the standards for at least a C-.
  • Students must receive an “S-Satisfactory" grade in all classes for successful completion.
How is my accomplishment recognized?

For students earning an “S-Satisfactory" grade, the completed certificate will appear on University of Utah official transcripts.

Students will also be awarded a University of Utah digital credential (badge) that can be shared on social media sites and used with other professional resources. Digital badges are embedded with metadata that validate the skills demonstrated and other requirements for earning the badge.

Digital Credentials / Badges

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Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Are there exams? Am I graded?

There is a capstone project due at the conclusion of the class, as well as a meeting with the instructor. This course is graded on a “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory” basis. In order to successfully pass the class students must achieve a “Satisfactory” grade.

Can I apply these classes to a degree?

This course, offered through Continuing Education, is noncredit and cannot be put toward a degree at any time. However, this course is also offered in a for-credit format to students in the Master of Legal Studies program. Please visit their website for more information about that opportunity.

Is this program eligible for financial aid?

Students enrolled in noncredit classes are considered “non-degree seeking”, a status that is not eligible for federal student loan programs.

Why can’t I drop the class for a refund closer to the class start date?

Unfortunately, these classes are very popular and limited space is available each semester. Because attendance at all class meetings is required in order to fulfill the education requirement for getting on the court roster, we can’t accommodate drop requests submitted to us any later than 3 business days before the class starts. This time ensures we are able to reach out to our waiting list and offer the seat to someone else who can attend the full class.

What is the weekly average time commitment?

You can expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class meetings on course work.

What other requirements are there to be placed on the court roster?

Completing this training course fulfills the educational requirement for becoming a court rostered domestic (family) mediator. In order to be placed on the roster, students must also meet other requirements set by the court, including, but not limited to, meeting all the requirements to be placed on the basic mediation roster. We also offer a Basic Mediation Training program.

More information about requirements for qualifying for the domestic mediation roster will be discussed in class, and are also available on the Utah State Courts website.

Noncredit Certificates Program

Contact Noncredit Certificates Program for questions about course completion, registration or payment issues.

Taylor Bond
Certificates and Contracts Coordinator
(801) 581-7912

Contact Noncredit Certificates Program

S. J. Quinney College of Law

Contact the College of Law for questions about class experience, qualifications for placement on the court roster, future class offerings, or any class-specific information.

Anastasia Boyko
Director of Education

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Domestic Mediation Training 05/14/2024