NARM announces a new option for CPMs who are retiring and do not want to keep their certification active, but also don’t want to claim Inactive or Expired status. CPMs who are at least 60 years old, or who have retired due to illness or disability, may take the Retired status for a one-time application and payment of $65. Retired CPMs may use the title, CPM-Retired. CPMs who have received this status may not use the title “CPM” without the retired designation, and may not practice midwifery using the CPM credential. However, CPMs with the designation CPM-Retired will remain in the CPM database and will receive mailings and eBlasts from NARM.
Since the retirement option was not available in the past we are also opening it up to former CPMs who might be interested in obtaining retirement status. The only requirement is that the midwife must have held the CPM credential in good standing for at least 9 years, be at least 60 years old, or be retiring due to medical reasons.
The Retired Status Form can be found here.