Become a Rule 31 Mediator

Before applying for Listing as Rule 31 Mediator, applicants are required, pursuant to Rule 31, Section 17, to meet certain qualifications in Education, Work Experience, and Training.

There are two different types of mediators, general civil and family. Applicants can become listed as one type or as both types. Applicants must have at least a baccalaureate degree and must complete a 40 or 46-hour ADR Commission approved training before submitting an application to become a listed mediator. 

General Civil Requirements

Family Requirements

ADR Commission approved trainers can be found by clicking on the links below.  You must contact the trainers directly to register for a course. 

Approved General Civil Mediation Trainings

Approved Family Mediation Trainings

If you wish to become listed as both types, you must complete a crossover training AFTER you have completed one of the 40 or 46-hour trainings above. 

Approved General Civil to Family Crossover Trainings

Approved Family to General Civil Crossover Training

Domestic Violence Training

Once the required training is completed, please fill out the application form and submit it, along with the $100 application fee, to the address below:

Tennessee Supreme Court
Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission
Nashville City Center, Suite 600
511 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Please see the dates below for deadlines to submit an application:
  • December 1, 2015 - for review on January 26, 2016
  • March 1, 2016 - for review on April 26, 2016
  • May 31, 2016 - for review on July 26, 2016
  • August 18, 2016 – for review on October 13, 2016
Effective April 23, 2014, your application must be received at the Administrative Office of the Courts, Nashville City Center, 511 Union Street, Nashville, TN 37219, by close of business at 4:30 PM on the application deadline date in order to be reviewed at the corresponding meeting date.
Please read Rule 31, Section 17 carefully to learn about additional requirements. If you have questions, contact Claudia Lewis at or 615-741-2687.