Facilitator Qualifications, Training and Experience
(1)A facilitator conducting a resolution conference under the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program shall:
(a)Have conducted at least 20 mediations or resolution conferences of any type or subject matter as a mediator or facilitator. Work performed as an assistant or apprentice under the supervision of a lead mediator or facilitator may also be counted toward the 20-resolution conference requirement. Observations of sessions may not count toward work performed as an assistant or apprentice;
(b)Provide evidence of at least 100 hours of mediation or resolution conference experience as a mediator or facilitator or as an assistant or apprentice mediator or facilitator. Work that a mediator or facilitator performs to prepare for and schedule the mediation or resolution conference or to prepare the parties for a mediation or resolution conference may be counted towards this 100-hour requirement. Observations of sessions may not count toward the 100-hour requirement;
(c)Disclose to the service provider the professional standards to which the facilitator subscribes;
(d)Have successfully participated in at least 30 hours of training that is consistent with the curriculum found in Section 3.2 of the Oregon Judicial Department Court Connected Mediator Qualification Rules effective August 1, 2005;
(e)Provide evidence of successful participation in at least 16 hours of training on foreclosure avoidance programs and the substantive law and legal processes regarding foreclosures in Oregon including ORS Chapter 86 (Mortgages); and
(f)Provide evidence of successful participation in at least 8 hours of training on the procedures, practices and policies of the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program. This training shall include some interactive instruction, such as role-playing.
(2)The service provider may grant a waiver from the training requirements in subsections 1(d), 1(e) and 1(f) of this rule upon a showing by the facilitator of significant and related education or experience.
(3)The service provider shall decide whether or not an individual:
(a)Meets the minimum qualifications as a facilitator under these rules;
(b)Is included on the foreclosure avoidance resolution conference roster; or
(c)Is assigned to a resolution conference.
(4)An individual who meets the minimum qualifications as a facilitator under these rules or who is added to the foreclosure avoidance resolution conference roster may not represent that fact as license or certification of their competency for anything other than their role in the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program.
Rule 137-110-0110 — Facilitator Qualifications, Training and Experience,