61B-25.003. Procedure for Applying; Volunteer Mediators  

Effective on Sunday, February 25, 2007
  • 1(1) A person who has met the requirements of Sections 11718.501(1)(1) 12and 13719.501(1)(n), F.S., 15and these rules, and who wishes to be placed on a list of volunteer mediators maintained by the division, shall submit a completed BPR Form 33-035, APPLICATION FOR VOLUNTEER MEDIATOR, incorporated herein by reference and effective 3-18-93, and supporting documentation of training or experience to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1030. A copy of BPR form 33-035, may be obtained by writing to the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes at the address stated in this paragraph.

    110(2) The supporting documentation which shall be submitted with BPR form 33-035, Application for Volunteer Mediator, shall consist of the following:

    131(a) Verification of the completion of 20 hours of training in mediation techniques. Verification shall consist of a certificate of completion from a training program or a notarized statement from an instructor or entity providing the training which verifies completion of 20 hours of training in mediation techniques or other verifiable evidence of completion of the training requirement; or

    190(b) Verification of having mediated 20 disputes. Verification shall consist of either of the following:

    2051. Documentation of having mediated at least 20 disputes in a mediation program such as a County Citizen Dispute Settlement Program; or,

    2272. An affidavit from the applicant attesting to having mediated at least 20 disputes. If an affidavit is provided, it shall be supplemented with notarized statements attesting to the mediations from all parties of at least five disputes mediated by the applicant.

    269(3) Based upon the application and documentation submitted by the applicant, the division will determine if the applicant meets the requirements to be included on the list of volunteer mediators to be maintained by the division. If it is determined by the division that the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements, the division will notify the applicant by letter. The applicant’s name will not be placed on the list unless the applicant demonstrates that the minimum requirements have been met.

    350Rulemaking Authority 352718.501, 353719.501 FS. 355Law Implemented 357718.501(1)(l), 358719.501(1)(n) FS. 360History–New 3-18-93, Formerly 7D-25.003, Amended 12-2-97, 2-25-07.


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