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We stand behind our FDRP Certified Members!

If you are looking for a professional who works in the area of family law, we recommend you look for an Family Dispute Resolution Professional (FDRP). FDRPs are certified in the following areas: family mediator (FDRP Med), family arbitrator (FDRP Arb), parenting coordinator (FDRP PC), family separation finances (FDRP Fin) and family and estate valuation (FDRP Val). Those holding our specialized designations are trained to our standards, carry appropriate professional liability insurance and are subject to our Complaints Policy. Other members may not.

Please do your own due diligence when choosing an FDR professional.

Who are FDRIO Members?

FDRIO sets standards for training and internship for family mediators, family arbitrators and parenting coordinators. Many of our members have earned our professional designations.

Our FDRP Med members benefit from its approval by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for court-connected family mediation. It is also the designation of choice for many family lawyers and mental health professionals seeking accreditation for private practice. 

Our FDRP Arb is Ontario’s leading family arbitration designation, attracting many professionals seeking to offer private family arbitration services.

Our FDRP PC members hold Canada’s only professional accreditation for parenting coordinators. 

Our FDRP Fin is a special certification for financial professionals who work in family law and hold a qualifying financial designation.

Our FDRP Val is a special certification for Chartered Business Valuators who work in family law including separation, divorce and estate work.

We have a large student membership— those in the process of earning their FDRP designations and seeking mentors, colleagues and opportunity. 

Our members also include many who just want to belong to FDRIO without seeking a certification. Our networking events include members from the financial industry, such as Certified Business Valuators, Divorce Coaches, Certified Financial Planners, and more.