An accredited mediator is accredited by the Federal Mediation Commission. The accreditation implies that the mediator has completed prior extensive training. Mediators are also obliged to attend further training to retain their accreditation. An accredited mediator is bound by a deontological code.
Only an accredited mediator can be appointed by the courts for the purpose of a judicial mediation.
Only mediation agreements reached with the assistance of an accredited mediator can be ratified by the courts.
Hans Van Gompel is an accredited mediator.