Conflict Management Degrees

El Centro College

El Centro College is the only one of the seven colleges of DCCCD to offer the Conflict Management program.

Conflict Management Credentials and State Requirements

It is important to note that there is no licensure or official certification process for mediators in the state of Texas. However, various organizations may grant credentials or institutional certificates in mediation or alternative dispute resolution. 

The Texas Mediator Credentialing Association has established criteria for granting various levels of credentials.

To mediate court-appointed cases, the state of Texas does require a minimum of 40 classroom hours of training for individuals, with 24 additional classroom hours required to mediate cases involving the parent-child relationship, usually in divorces. Courses meeting these requirements conform to the standards set by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable.

Two courses, Introduction to Mediation and Introduction to Divorce Mediation, satisfy the required minimum 40 hours to mediate in the state of Texas (each course actually provides 48 classroom hours).