Membership - Frequently Asked Questions


Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the MPME Program. 

How do I join?

You can join online at any time on our secure site by clicking on "Join Now " and completing the application, or you can call MACRO at 410-260-3540.

How do I set up my MPME member login account?
For current members, click on "Sign In" in the upper right side above. If you need to reset your password, you may then do so by clicking on "Forgot My Password" below the sign in box.  
For mediators who want to join the MPME, click on the "Join Now" link found on the MPME "Home" page.

When can I apply to become a part of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence? 

You are eligible to become a MPME member once you:
- Have completed 40 hours of Basic Mediation Training 
- Agree to abide by the Maryland Standards of Conduct for Mediators as adopted by the MPME
-  Agree to commit to complete 8 hours of continuing mediation education each calendar year
-  Agree to commit to complete 2 hours of ethics training each calendar year
-  Agree to cooperate in good faith with the Mediation Ombuds Program

How much does it cost to be a MPME member?

There are no membership fees to join or to maintain your membership in the MPME.

Does my membership expire?

MPME membership does not expire, it comes up for renewal each calendar year and requires that you complete your continuing education commitments in order to remain active.  Members who do not complete the required continuing education commitments (8 hours of continuing education and 2 hours of ethics training) will be considered inactive.

Do I need to be a member to attend an MPME hosted event?
No, membership is not required to attend MPME events.  Everyone is welcome to attend our public events.  To register for an event as a non-member, click on "Create Account" in the upper right side of the homepage.  Here you can create a non-member guest account.

When does the MPME continuing education requirement need to be completed?
Membership is maintained per calendar year. Your 8 hours of continuing education and 2 hours of ethics training must be completed for the calendar year no later than December 31. 

Why can't I receive email messages?
Every email server is different and may apply different spam filtering criteria for the messages being received. In most cases, email servers don't provide any information about spam filtering to the sender of an email that was filtered. Please check your email provider's spam folder to determine if MPME emails have been marked as spam. 

Now that I'm a member, how do I enter my continuing education trainings and workshops into my MPME record?
After logging in to your account, click on the “My CE” tab in your MPME Profile. From there, next to the heading “Submit Continuing Education,” there is a “+” icon that will open a window for you to type in information for trainings and workshops you attend. For a visual tutorial, see the document linked here: TIP SHEET.

Who should I contact with questions about my membership? 
Members with questions about MPME benefits, events, or continuing education requirements can call the Maryland Judiciary Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) on 410-260-3540. Or you can send us an email at mpme@mdcourts.gov.