On April 3, 2011 an order from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation № 187 of 14 February 2011 "On approval of training programs for mediators" came into force.
Under this program specialists on reconciliation and dispute resolution will go to an institution and learn the following three programs: 1) "Mediation: Basic course"; 2) "Mediation: Application of mediation"; and 3) "Mediation: Training course for mediator trainers". However studying the next program would only be possible after successfully completing the previous program. A certificate is issued upon completion of each program.
The mediator profession will complement any other previous degree or speciality: mediator-lawyer, mediator-psychologist, mediator-manager or mediator-engineer. The specialist can then choose to remain in his main profession or be a mediator and find ways to resolve conflicts.