WSEMS has a list of experienced mediators who are located statewide. The mediators come from a variety of professions, including law, social work, psychology, and education. None of the mediators are currently employed by a school district or DPI or affiliated with a parent advocacy group. They are skilled in mediation with a working knowledge about the special education process. All of the mediators have completed a five-day training on special education law and policy and the mediation process. Each year the mediators receive additional training.