SIMI Registered Training Program (SIMI RTP)


Here you will find the Benefits of SIMI RTP, SIMI RTP Application Process, SIMI RTP Fees and the List of SIMI Registered Training Programs

If you wish to become SIMI Accredited Mediator Level 1, do approach any of our SIMI Partners running SIMI RTPs for details about how to sign-up for their respective mediation courses.

 


 

Benefits of SIMI RTP


  • Able to train and assess individuals for the purposes of becoming SIMI Accredited Mediator Level 1;
  • Listing on the SIMI website;
  • Use of the SIMI RTP logo;
  • Highly customised, detailed and independent audit report prepared by SIMI to capture the SIMI RTP's essential course information;
  • Regular servicing by SIMI to ensure future iterations of the SIMI RTP remain consistent and relevant;
  • Early access and notification to events and seminars organised by SIMI;
  • Updates from SIMI on best practices relating to mediation training; and
  • Assessment priority and discounted rate when applying to be a SIMI RSP or SIMI QAP.


SIMI RTP Application Process


  1. Download the application form here.
  2. Send the completed application form to admin@ simi.org.sg1.
  3. The entire review process for each application may take 6 to 8 weeks and results will be notified by email.
  4. Successful applicants will have to ensure that they pay the one-off applicable fees punctually, and also adhere to the renewal requirements.

1 To email us, please remove the empty space after @.


SIMI RTP Fees


SIMI charges administrative fees for processing submissions under the SIMI Partner Scheme. As always, all fees received by SIMI will go towards supporting SIMI's mission in maintaining high standards of professional mediation in Singapore and the region, raising awareness among users and other stakeholders in the mediation space, as well as promoting education and research initiatives in mediation academia.

The following fees are applicable from 1 January 2015 onwards. SIMI regularly reviews its fees to ensure that they are aligned with the scope of entitlements and privileges under each scheme, as well as the cost of funding SIMI's various operations and activities.

  1. Administrative fee of SGD 750 per application.
  2. Annual fee of SGD 2000.

 


PracticeForte Private Limited

 

1 North Bridge Road 179094
#08-08 Found8
High Street Centre
Singapore 179094

Tel: +65 6221 3009
Email: ccpf@practiceforte.sg
Website: http://www.practiceforte.sg 

PracticeForte Pte Ltd (PF) was established in 2016 to band a niche group of professional advisory firms under the brand name of PracticeForte Advisory. From the areas of law, accounting, forensics, business advisory, psychology, therapy and counselling, our professionals collaborate to offer up a panel of experts steeped in specialised knowledge and primed for multifaceted conflict resolution. PF constantly aims to channel our efforts in the furtherance of our twin-pillar focus of “Building Peace, Building Expertise”. PF Mediate is one such endeavour. With a panel of mediators spanning jurisdictions, our mediators have wide experiences and specialised skills in tackling complex disputes.

In the building of peace, PF Mediate differentiates with a process that teams mediators and mediation advocates with both domain knowledge and conflict coaching. It is designed to engage and guide parties toward a resolution that is enduring by fulfilling underlying interests. We move broken relationships closer to pathways of repair and heal. Our efforts to prepare mediating parties have resulted in an over 90% success rate.

In the building of expertise, we train mediators cross-borders and equip them with practical skills and experience possible only from specialist trainers. We actively seek out trainers who are top in their field and widely regarded as some of the best in the world. In turn, our trainees mediate with us and become the country-connect for PracticeForte’s worldwide network of mediators.

*PracticeForte Private Limited is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).

 


Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Ltd (FIDReC)

 

City House
36 Robinson Rd, #15-01
Singapore 068877

Tel: +65 6225 1059
Email: info@fidrec.com.sg
Website: https://www.fidrec.com.sg/website/index.html 

The Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Ltd (FIDReC) is an independent and impartial alternative dispute resolution institution. FIDReC resolves consumer financial disputes through mediation and adjudication. It is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

At present, FIDReC's services are available to consumers, who are individuals or sole-proprietors, for claims against financial institutions. Financial institutions include banks, finance companies, life insurers, general insurers, capital markets services licensees, licensed financial advisers and insurance brokers.

When a consumer cannot resolve a dispute with their financial institution on their own, they can come to FIDReC for help instead of going to court. They must do so within 6 months from receiving a final reply letter from their financial institution.

FIDReC's process is accessible and affordable. No external lawyers are allowed and most disputes are completed within 6 months.

*Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

 

Maxwell Chambers Suites
28 Maxwell Road, #02-17
Singapore 069120

Tel: +65 6968 1598
Email: secretariat@ciarb.org.sg
Website: http://www.ciarb.org.sg 

CIArb is a global centre of excellence for (the practice and profession of) alternative dispute resolution (ADR) looking at different techniques for avoiding, managing, and resolving disputes. These techniques include mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and adjudication. Founded in 1915, CIArb was granted a Royal Charter in 1979. CIArb promotes the use of ADR internationally through 16,000 professionally qualified members in over 133 countries and supported by an international network of 41 branches, including Singapore.

CIArb promotes the highest standards of knowledge and practice in alternative dispute resolution through its professional education and training programmes, internationally recognised qualifications, professional guidelines, and codes of conduct, together with its wide range of information and other support facilities for its members. It also acts as a global hub for practitioners, policymakers, academics, and those in business, supporting the global promotion, facilitation, and development of all ADR methods.

The Institute is determined to support not just arbitrators, mediators, and other professional dispute resolvers, but the wide range of people involved in the field, including, professional advisers, lawyers, expert witnesses, as well, of course, as parties involved in disputes. CIArb offers a range of resources including guidance, support, advice, networking, and promotional opportunities, as well as facilities for hearings, meetings, and other events.

It is a not-for-profit, UK registered charity.

For more information, please contact us.


Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)*

 

28 Maxwell Road,
#03-11 Maxwell Chambers Suites,
Singapore 069120

Tel: +65 6635 2460
Email: secretariat@simc.com.sg
Website: www.simc.com.sg 

At SIMC, we work across multiple jurisdictions covering both common and civil law traditions. Our international mediators have extensive experience resolving cross-border disputes and are highly regarded for delivering successful outcomes in complex, high-stakes commercial disputes.

Our mediators are excellent communicators and highly-skilled in a variety of negotiation techniques to regulate the dynamics of the conversation. They help provide a sense of objectivity and assist parties to arrive at a common consensus.

*Singapore International Mediation Centre is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and runs SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).


 


International Institute of Mediators (Singapore) Limited (iiM)*

1 North Bridge Road Level 30
High Street Centre
Singapore 179094

Tel: +65 9825 1403

Email: Info@iim.so
Website: https://www.iim.sg/

The International Institute of Mediators (Singapore) Limited (iiM in short) was established to develop and promote the mediation profession. As an inclusive organisation, iiM hopes to encourage anyone who is interested in mediation to network with each other to build a harmonious global environment.

Its Vision is to develop the mediation profession for the global environment, and its Mission is to foster a harmonious global environment through mediation and development of the mediation profession through education, training and best practices.

The Institute welcomes any person who is interested in mediation to join as a member. The main categories of membership include Life Member, Ordinary Member, Associate and Corporate Member.

*iiM is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).



Singapore Construction Mediation Centre Pte Ltd (SCMC)*

Construction House
1 Bukit Merah Lane 2
Singapore 159760

Tel: +65 6278 9577
Website: https://www.scal.com.sg/

The Singapore Construction Mediation Centre Pte Ltd (SCMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL). Its objective is to encourage mediation as the preferred dispute resolution process in the settlement of construction disputes.

SCMC provides SCAL members an independent, unbiased, effective and cost-efficient mediation service where amicable and early settlement of disputes will eliminate lengthy and costly court proceedings.

SCMC also offers Mediation Skills Assessment and two mediators training courses: Dispute Resolution Mediation course for Professionals (Module 1) and Dispute Resolution Mediation course for Professionals (Module 2). These are conducted through SCAL academy, another wholly owned subsidiary of SCAL. For more information about the courses and Mediation Skills Assessment, please visit SCAL Academy's website here.

*SCMC is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).



SAGE Mediation*

600 North Bridge Rd, #10-01 Parkview Square,
Singapore 188778

Tel: +65 8878 0600
Website: https://sagemediation.sg/

Sage is a 21st century mediation consulting firm specialising in helping organisations and individuals to overcome complex conflicts.

Led by Mr Aloysius Goh, an International Mediator and former CEO of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Sage works with clients to generate creative and sustainable solutions. Settlement Agreements achieved through Sage Mediators may be converted under the Singapore Mediation Act into a consent court order. 

Sage offers clients a specially curated panel of distinguished international advisors from various disciplines. The wide pool of talent is designed to assure clients of outcomes that are practical and meaningful. 

Sage is invested in each and every client and takes pride not only in solving their conflicts but also in equipping them with the confidence and ability to resist costly adversarial approaches for resolving future conflicts. It aspires to spread the satisfaction of knowing that one has contributed to a legacy of peace for themselves and their communities.

*SAGE Mediation is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and runs SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).



 

MTI East Africa

 

Agip House, 4th Floor, Suite 417,
P. O. Box 42199 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 2227886
Fax: +254 20 311219
Website: www.mtieastafrica.org/

Mediation Training Institute International (MTI) East Africa is an international training and consulting institution that specialise in mediation. They partner with organisations to train and certify individuals in mediation and alternative dispute resolution skills. MTI East Africa is also a qualifying assessment program (QAP) for the IMI. Under the Professional Mediation Training Program that is recognised as a SIMI Registered Training Program, MTI East Africa delivers an intensive, comprehensive, and effective course to mediators and those interested in conflict management.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are certified as professional mediators with the following benefits: 

  • Be included on  MTI International East Africa Roster of Certified Professional Mediators;
  • Receive membership to the society of mediators of East and Central Africa (SMECA);
  • Be eligible to join the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC).

Individuals who complete the program may also qualify for free mentorship under the MTI East Africa Mentorship program. This entitles them to receive continuous professional support free of charge.

Additionally, this program is accredited by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). Lawyers who attend will receive 3 CPD Units. Also, individuals who qualify are eligible to apply and be accredited by the mediation accreditation committee of the Judiciary.

Past participants of the course vary widely. They have included conflict resolution practitioners, lawyers, advocates, Magistrates and Judges, Professionals from Government agencies, educational /academic institutions, the Judiciary, Business corporations, the Media, the Police, as well as local, regional and international organisations.



 

ADR ODR International*

Hardwicke Building, Old Square,
Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3SB

Tel: +44 (020) 3 488 1979
Website: https://www.adrodrinternational.com/

ADR ODR International was created in 2016 by a Barrister turned mediator, Rahim Shamji, who was moved and inspired by the true potential of mediation after advanced studies in alternative dispute resolution. They are a thought leader in progressive dispute resolution and training from international conflict management to mediation, negotiation and arbitration, with a global presence in 24 countries and over 100 dispute resolution professionals on their panel.

ADR ODR International provides a variety of services, from helping clients find the right mediator, negotiator and arbitrator, to innovative training courses such as online training and e-learning platforms. The company has trained both students and professionals in a range of sectors and countries from civil/commercial mediation in UK universities to executive negotiation courses in Dubai. 

The company’s core ethos lies in social responsibility and its mission is to help reduce conflict on a global scale. They believe the best way to do this is by creating positive and progressive dialogue, and their Dialogue and Pluralism department focuses on global projects that bring people of different races, ethnicities, and religions together to discuss their differences and discover their similarities.

Information about ADR ODR International's current courses are available on their website here.  

*ADR ODR International is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and is a SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).



 

Community Mediation Centre (CMC)*

45 Maxwell Road,
#07-11, The URA Centre (East Wing),
Singapore 069118

Tel: 1800-CALL-LAW (1800-2255-529)
Website: https://cmc.mlaw.gov.sg/

The Community Mediation Centre provides mediation in Singapore for residents who face issues with their neighbours, family members, friends, co-workers, landlord or tenants, or any other kind of interpersonal relations.

The CMC opened its doors to the Singapore public in January 1998, with the first centre, CMC (Regional East), located at the Marine Parade District Hall. Previously, the CMCs were located in three different locations – CMC (Central), CMC (Regional North) and CMC (State Courts).

Their mission is to provide an attractive, practical and convenient solution for social and community disputes in Singapore. 

CMC's SIMI Registered Training Program is only available for CMC mediators. 

*CMC is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) and a SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP)



 

Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA)

 

55 Armenian Street
Singapore 179943

Website: https://sidra.smu.edu.sg/

 

Cross Border Mediation: Professional Skills and Practice

The Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) is Asia’s global thought leader for learning and research in mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution. A Singapore-based centre located within the Singapore Management University’s School of Law, SIDRA is devoted to advancing and enriching the dispute resolution profession in Singapore and around the world. SIDRA engages in research and development (R&D) projects and collaborations, conducts training and accreditation programmes, and organises think-tank and community events to enhance awareness of mediation as a form of dispute resolution In addition, SIDRA provides consultancy services to those seeking skills, strategies and systems in mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution (including lawyers, mediators, government officials, judicial officers and trainers). 

SIDRA draws on the expertise of a global network of trainers and faculty members in delivering its training programmes. The Cross Border Mediation: Professional Skills and Practice Couse training workshop is at the heart of SIDRA’s R&D programmes and presents the face of the SIDRA brand to the world. 

 People turn to SIDRA when:  

  • They face intractable problems in their negotiations and disputes, and need cutting-edge solutions. 
  • They see the rapid evolution of complex challenges that are defining our time, and want to acquire next-generation expertise in negotiation and dispute resolution.  
  • They realise that conventional wisdom and theories may not work in all situations, and want access to the latest practice-based and context-sensitive research. 
  • They understand that growth is not easily achieved alone, and wish to be part of a community of international stakeholders who regularly exchange and explore ideas and experiences in negotiation and dispute resolution. 
  • They appreciate the relevance of diverse perspectives in a globalised world, and want to hear the leading Asian ideas and insights in global conversations on negotiation and dispute resolution. 

The Cross Border Mediation: Professional Skills and Practice Couse is part of the Singapore Management University School of Law’s Graduate Certificate in Mediation and International Dispute Resolution (GCIM). The GCIM is targeted at providing a pathway to professionals who wish to gain deeper knowledge and practical skills in mediation and international dispute resolution, and the Cross Border Mediation course will enable candidates to be accredited as Level 1 Mediators at the Singapore International Mediation Institute if the requisite criteria are met.



 

Regent's University London (RUL)

 

Inner Circle, Regent's Park,
London, NW1 4NS

Website: www.regents.ac.uk

Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Course*


For more information about the RUL's ADR course, please visit their website here.
*Regent's University London (RUL) runs this training course in Singapore through a partnership with Harmony Mediation Group (HMG). Find out more here.

 

An academic member of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC), Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology (RSPP) is at the forefront of developing, promoting and researching mediation, both in the UK and internationally. The RUL innovative Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programme is specifically designed to develop the particular skills and methods required for successful mediation and conflict management, including conflict avoidance and conflict resolution.

The skills for effective mediation are similar to those required for successful counselling. The course therefore employs well-proven psychotherapy and counselling techniques as part of the training programme.

This unique psychotherapeutic approach to mediation explores the strategies and behaviour patterns that parties employ when in dispute with others, whether they are executive directors of international corporations involved in multi-million pound commercial litigation, Heads of State involved in political disagreements, or simply suburban neighbours arguing over their boundaries.



 

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

 

10 Anson Road
International Plaza #27-16
Singapore 079903

Tel: +65 6182 8188
Website: www.rics.org
Email: SEA@rics.org (Ms. Sim Jiayi)

RICS ACRE Mediation Course*
Analytical Commercial Restorative Expert: robust mediation for the land, property and construction sectors.


*Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) runs this training course across the globe in cities such as Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Australia, Qatar etc.

 

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The RICS name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets RICS serves.

The RICS accredits 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to the RICS quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, and real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, agriculture and plantations. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if RICS professionals are involved the same standards and ethics apply.

 



 

Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC)*

1 Supreme Court Lane, Level 4,
Singapore 178879

Tel: +65 6332 4366
Website: www.mediation.com.sg

Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals Workshop & Mediation Skills Assessment


For more information about the SMC's SCMP Workshop & MSA, please visit their website here.
 

Since 1997, The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) has set the standard for excellence in mediation services both in Singapore and in the region. They have a proven track record in delivering successful results and training the best professional mediators.

*The Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) is also recognised as a SIMI Registered Service Provider (SIMI RSP) & SIMI Qualifying Assessment Program (SIMI QAP).