Conflict Resolution Collaborative (CRC)
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USF CRC Courses
Appellate Mediation Training Circuit Civil Mediation Training Family Mediation Training Dependency Mediation Training Domestic Violence & Mediation:
The Basics & Beyond
Negotiating & Mediating
Healthcare Dispute Training
Parenting Coordination Training Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Training
USF Mediation Programs
Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Website
Additional Information
Continuing Mediator Education Parenting Coordination Qualifications Neutral Evaluator Qualifications Florida Mediation Information Mediation Organizations Marshall Center Area Hotels Mediation Space Rental
For assistance with registration, please call: (800) 852-5362 or (813) 224-7860

For specific course information,
please email:gfiresto at health.usf.edu
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The USF Conflict Resolution Collaborative offers a wide range of educational programs in alternative dispute resolution including mediator certification, parenting coordination, advanced mediation and other ADR courses and operates the USF Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida in collaboration with the American Arbitration Association.  

Our mediation certification courses are approved by the Florida Supreme Court and our Parenting Coordination Course meets the training requirements in FS 61.125(4).  In addition, the USF Family Mediation Certification Course is approved nationally by the Association for Conflict Resolution.   Most of our courses provide continuing education credits for mediators, attorneys, mental health professionals, physicians, nurses and certified public accountants.  Specific continuing education information can be found in each course description. 

Please note that additional requirements for mediator certification by the Florida Supreme Court are described in the pamphlet “How to Become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator”  which can be found by visiting The Florida Dispute Resolution Center link and selecting Mediator Qualifications in the upper left hand corner of this webpage.  Additional requirements for Parenting Coordinators are described in FS 61.125(4). 


USF CRC Courses:
Appellate Mediation

Registration is limited to Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Court, Family or Dependency Mediators. Others may register with permission of the instructor. To find out how to become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator, click HERE and then select "Certification Qualifications" on the left side menu. NOTE: Event starts at 8:30am with registration at 8am.

Note: For wait list information please call: (800) 852-5362 or (813) 224-7860

Date and Registration: Brochure: Location:
September 12, 2014 Brochure Marshall Center
Circuit Civil Mediation

To find out how to become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, click HERE and then select "Certification Qualifications" on the left side menu.

Date and Registration: Brochure: Location:
August 15, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2014 Brochure Marshall Center
November 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2014 Brochure Marshall Center
Dependency Mediation

To find out how to become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator, click HERE and then select "Certification Qualifications" on the left side menu.

Date and Registration: Brochure: Location:
April 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19, 2014 Brochure Marshall Center
Domestic Violence & Mediation: The Basics & Beyond
Registration: Location:
TBD TBD
Family Mediation

To find out how to become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, click HERE and then select "Certification Qualifications" on the left side menu.

Date and Registration: Brochure: Location:
October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, & Nov 1, 2014 Brochure Marshall Center
Negotiating & Mediating Healthcare Disputes
Date and Registration: Brochure: Location:
May 15, 16, 2014 Brochure Marshall Center
Parenting Coordination
Parenting Qualifications
Date and Registration: Brochure: Location:
August 21, 22, & 23, 2014 Brochure Marshall Center
January 15, 16, & 17, 2015 Brochure Marshall Center
Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Training

Presented by the USF Conflict Resolution Collaborative in collaboration with the American Arbitration Association, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators.

Date and Registration: Brochure: Location:
TBD Check Back Marshall Center
Continuing Mediator Education:


Most USF Conflict Resolution courses listed on the this website (including the mediator certification, healthcare negotiation/mediation and parenting coordination courses) are eligible for continuing mediation education (CME) credit up to the maximum length of the course. Since the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) does not pre-approve continuing mediator education activities, it is up to each mediator to determine if a course will meet the CME requirement. Such determination includes considering whether a course has "significant, current intellectual or practical content and shall constitute an organized program of learning directly related to the practice of mediation." (Administrative Order AOSC08-23 In Re: Procedures Governing Certification of Mediators). Therefore, each mediator must determine if the course would enhance their skills/knowledge as a mediator. For each area of mediator certification, a course may qualify for a different number of CMEs as some courses may more directly apply to one area of certification than another. Mediators are required to self-report hours applicable to their areas of certification at the time of their renewal.

For more information on CMEs, please visit: The Florida Dispute Resolution Center

Florida Mediation Information:


For information concerning Requirements for Florida Supreme Court Mediator Certification, Florida Rules for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators, Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee Opinions, Chapter 44 of the Florida Statutes - Mediation Alternatives to Judicial Action, and More please visit: The Florida Dispute Resolution Center

Mediation Organizations:
For specific course information, please email: gfiresto at health.usf.edu