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 online application. For the ADR Login Registration Process Instructions please click here.

Please submit the application fee via check or money order (we cannot accept payment via credit card) made payable to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission and mailed to the following address by the deadline listed 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:
  • November 29, 2016 - for review on January 24, 2017
  • February 28, 2017 - for review on April 25, 2017
  • May 30, 2017 - for review on July 25, 2017
  • August 17, 2017 – for review on October 12, 2017
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 Patricia Mills at or 615-741-2687.