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RULE 31 BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

From Rule 31:

Rule 31 Mediators in Family Cases.

(1) To be listed as a Rule 31 Mediator in family cases, one must also:

(i) meet one of the following education/work experience requirements:

(A) have a baccalaureate degree with ten years full time work experience in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, family mediation, social work, education, law, or accounting. Full time work experience shall be defined as 35 hours or more of work per week.

(B) be a Certified Public Accountant and have four years of full time work experience in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, education, law, or accounting.  Full time work experience shall be defined as 35 hours or more of work per week.

(C) have a graduate degree and have four years of full time work experience in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, education, law, or accounting. Full time work experience shall be defined as 35 hours or more of work per week.

(ii) complete and provide proof of attendance of 40 hours of training in family mediation which includes the curriculum components specified by the ADRC for Rule 31 Mediators in family cases and which also includes four hours of training in screening for and dealing with domestic violence in the mediation context; and

(iii)  complete and provide proof of attendance of six additional hours of training in Tennessee family law and court procedure. It is provided, however, that the ADRC may approve fulfillment of this requirement for applicants who have substantially complied with completion of at least six hours of ADRC-approved training devoted to Tennessee family law and/or procedure within the three-year period immediately prior to the completion of the requirements of Section 14(c)(1)(i) through (xii) of this Rule.