In validating the apprenticeship model as a valuable form of education and training for midwifery, NARM appreciates the many variations in the preceptor/student relationship. NARM has developed materials to help guide preceptors and students through the process of validating knowledge and skills as part of the certification process.
A preceptor for a NARM PEP applicant must be credentialed as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), or Licensed Midwife who has an additional three years of experience or 50 births, including ten (10) continuity of care births beyond the primary birth experience requirements for CPM certification. Preceptors must have attended at least 10 births in the last 3 years.
Beginning August 1, 2013 all preceptors must register with NARM in order to continue/receive qualified preceptor verification. To register, submit a complete preceptor registration form. The preceptor registration form may be downloaded here.
The Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP) is a valuable educational option for CPM candidates, allowing for hands-on apprenticeship training for student midwives. In order to maintain the integrity of the PEP process, it is necessary to register all midwives who choose to become preceptors of PEP candidates.
For questions or clarification, please contact the NARM Applications Department at 931-964-4234 or 888-426-1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.