Certification Application

For a detailed description of the certification process, download the Certified Member Mediator Application (PDF). You can submit your materials electronically to and mail via USPS to us your original signed and notarized “Affidavit of Compliance” or send in all materials and payment via USPS – see page 2 of the Certified Member Mediator Application (PDF) – to the address below. We suggest that you keep a full copy of your application for your records.


You can make your payment online, or, if you prefer to send a check via USPS, please make your check payable to WMA, and please note on the check if MWA Certification Application you are joining, and send in your check to:

Washington Mediation Association
1122 E. Pike St.
PMB #1095
Seattle, WA 98122-3934


The WMA Certification Application is available only to WMA members. Please visit our shop and purchase a membership before continuing.



Now that WMA is several years into its certification program, we have become more confident than ever that establishing mediator practitioner qualifications and certification are important steps in gaining wider acceptance of mediation among the courts and other professions in our state.

In order to honor the diverse mediation backgrounds of applicants, WMA provides several ways to satisfy qualification requirements. For example, we offer three options to satisfy the experience requirement. Should you have any questions about meeting the qualifications or providing documentation, we encourage you to contact the WMA Certifications and Qualifications Committee.

WMA membership is open to all interested people. While we strongly encourage mediators to pursue certification, it is not a requirement for general membership. Please see Join WMA for membership information.

Additional information


Certification Application