Edwards Mediation Academy FAQ’s

What does Edwards Mediation Academy offer that other mediation training doesn’t?
Real experts/full-time mediators. While many mediation courses are taught by trainers, EMA courses are taught by internationally recognized leaders in the mediation field. Learn from their years of experience sitting at the head of the mediation table!

Because our courses are online, students can take the course when and where it is convenient for them.

What are the benefits of online mediation training?
Online mediation training enables students from all around the globe to advance their mediation knowledge and their career. There is no need to travel to obtain EMA training, no need to take time off of work or away from family. And no travel expenses.

Additionally, the self-paced format and shadow video design of our courses capitalize on current learning research which shows concepts presented over time allow for deeper learning. In short, our courses are designed to make learning stick!

For more information on the design of our courses click here

How is the learning structured?
Learning is delivered in online modules so that students can work at their own pace, in the privacy of their own office. The modules include narrative instruction, expert mediator commentary, text and mediation role-plays that demonstrate real life situations.

What is the follow up to online training?
Once the online portion of the training is complete, students may choose to add face-to-face, hands-on training and coaching with Bruce and other instructors in various locations around the United States and overseas.

Additionally, EMA holds monthly, private webinars where students can interact and ask questions of Bruce Edwards on a variety of topics. Webinars are announced by email and on our members’ facebook group.

How do I know if I am ready for Advanced Mediation?
While the first chapter does cover important theoretical principles of mediation, this course was designed specifically for those with training and experience in the mediation process. If you have any questions about course requirements, contact us at: susan@edwardsmediationacademy.com or 877-927-1EMA (1362).

Can I get CLEs for these courses?
Our Advanced Mediation course has been approved with the California Bar Association for 29.5 hours of CLE, including 2 Ethics hours and .25 hours toward Substance Abuse/Mental Health.

Our Mediation Skills course has been approved for 31 hours of CLE including 2.25 Ethics hours and 2.5 Bias hours with the California Bar Association. Additionally, our Mediation Skills course has been approved for 31 CLE hours in the States of Ohio and Utah, 30.5 hours in the State of Washington, and for 31 CME hours in the State of Arkansas. We will be updating this as often as possible but if you are from a different state, please contact us to ask about approval and/or reciprocal approval from your state.

Can I get a certificate?
All courses are granted a certificate of completion upon completion of the course. If you have questions about specific CLEs and certificates of completion for the individual standalone courses, please email us.

Are there any technical requirements to running EMAs’ courses?

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 and later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later

Once I start an EMA course, how long do I have to finish?
Once you begin a course with EMA, that course is active for 6 months from the start date. However, we understand that things happen and if you need more time to complete your course, just give us a call or email us.