Midwifery Bridge Certificate: Category 3

Category 3:  Specific Topics Relevant to Midwifery Care

Category 3 continuing education topics are based upon identified areas to address emergency skills and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) competencies.

These continuing education credits must come from the topics listed below (up to a maximum of 20 CEUs from this Category).  If a workshop with accredited CEUs is not linked but meets the topic description it would meet the requirements.

Any healthcare provider course accredited for CEUs/CMEs/CNEs in these topics:

CEUs for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate taught by midwifery associations or non-accredited educational programs will not count unless accredited as CEUs by a third party.

Examples of some courses that meet these requirements are listed below with hyperlinks to the course information where available:

Charting for Midwives

Cultural Competency for Healthcare Providers

Domestic Violence

Ethics for Midwives


  • HIPAA (RN.org online course required for license renewal in Florida)


  • HIV/AIDS (RN.org online course required for license renewal in Florida)

Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making

Manifestations of Various Degrees of Female Genital Mutilation (Cutting) and their Potential Effects on Women’s Health, Including the Birth Process


Medical Errors

  • Medical Errors (RN.org online course required for license renewal in Florida)

Methodology for Conducting Maternal Death Review and Near Miss Audits


Peer Review Course

  • On-site course taught by NARM (2 credit hours)

Perinatal Bereavement and Counseling

Perinatal Mood Disorders

Pharmacology for Midwives

Placental Anomalies

Preceptor Training; Preceptor-Student Relationships

Principles of Active Management of 3rd Stage of Labor: Including Indications for Episiotomy and Research on the Pros and Cons of Active Management vs. Physiological Management


Principles of Research, Evidenced-Based Practice, Critical Interpretation of Professional Literature, and the Interpretation of Vital Statistics and Research Findings

  • Gold Midwifery Online Conference: Transition to evidence based models of care, 2017, 1 hr
  • Evidence Based Care, 8 credit hours covering: Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making, Transfer from Home to Hospital, and Principles of Research and Interpretation of Research

Transfer Guidelines from Home to Hospital (Home Birth Summit Research)

Using the Microscope to Perform Simple Screening Tests


Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Conditions Affecting the Risks and Topics Related to Cesarean Birth and VBAC


Sessions from past workshops which are eligible if you attended them

  • Dealing with Loss, Gold Perinatal series Oct 13- Nov 30, 2015, Jessica McNeil, MSN, RNC-OB
  • Gold Midwifery Online Conference: Rose colored, informed choice, 1 hr
  • The #1 Complication of Pregnancy: Perinatal Mood Disorders, Gold Perinatal series Oct 13- Nov 30, 2015, Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN,MA, 75 minutes
  • The role of the midwife in supporting women who experience domestic violence and abuse during pregnancy –(domestic violence) – GOLD 2016 course
  • New mothers’ thoughts of infant-related harm and their relationship with postpartum OCD and parenting – (postpartum depression) – GOLD 2016 course

Sessions at MANA 2015:

  • Bringing Cultural Diversity to Midwifery (Social Justice) Tamara Joy Littles, RN, BSN, SNM; Nandi Andrea M. Hill, LM, CPM; Felina Ortiz, CNM, DNP; Michelle Pino, CNM, MSN; Nichele R. Salazar, CNM, MSN; Brittany K. Simplicio, CNM, MSN; Hien Tran, SNM, RN
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations of Informed Consent (Legal) April Blackmore, JD
  • Human Placentophagy: Modern Values, Primal Needs (Clinical Issues) Sarah Hunter, CPM, CH, CQIA)
  • From Midwife to Midwifery Preceptor: Easy Teaching Techniques that Work for Midwives (Educators) Jennifer West, LM, CPM,CST, CH,TBMP,IPE; Anna D. Khamsamran
  • AME Educator’s Day Wendy Gordon, Sherry DeVries, Justine Clegg, MS, LM, CPM, LMHC; Sandra Bitonti Stewart, MEAC Executive Director (preconference session)
  • Plenary: Perspectives on Risk: MANA DOR’s 2015 Research – Missy Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM)
  • What a Little Data Can Do: How Midwives in Washington Are Using Data to Drive Change (Research) Audrey Levine, LM, CPM; Bruce Ackerman, Data Collection Director for the MANA DOR; Valerie Sasson, LM, CPM; Emily Stevens, BA
  • When You Gotta Go: Hospital Transfers: What’s Best Practice and What’s the Next Best Thing (Clinical Issues) Audrey Levine, LM, CPM; Jill Breen, CPM; Diane Holzer, PA-C, LM; Lawrence Leeman, MD
  • Helping Homebirth Clients and Midwives Prepare, Cope, and Heal from Cesarean Births, Courtney Key Jarecki
  • Outcomes for Planned Home VBACs from the MANA Stats 2.0 Cohort: Implications for Practice and Shared Decision-Making (Research) Kim J. Cox, PhD, CNM

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