CPM Informed Disclosure

As you may know, NARM has an Accountability process for clients to file complaints about Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs). This is a process to improve midwifery care through remediation and professional peer review.

Midwives who use the CPM credential must include, in their Informed Disclosure, information on the NARM Accountability process and how to file a complaint with NARM.

An outline of all essential components of the CPM Informed Disclosure can be found on our website.

How to Contact the Accountability Department

Recently we have had complaint documents sent to incorrect addresses. NARM no longer accepts accountability documents sent through the mail. To ensure that there is not a delay, please use the online forms and contact information noted on the Accountability tab.

Preceptor/Student Work Agreement

Effective June 1, 2021, with initial preceptor registration or preceptor renewal, NARM requires that all NARM Registered Preceptors develop a written work agreement that clearly defines expectations for the student, as well as for the Preceptor. NARM has found the most common difficulty in the preceptor/student relationship is poor communication about the responsibilities each person has over the course of the apprenticeship. A clearly written agreement is an indispensable resource to both the student and the preceptor if a dispute occurs.

NARM does not directly supervise the preceptor/student relationship. The NARM Preceptor/Student Accountability process is intended to address issues related to integrity, conduct, and the upholding of written and signed preceptor/student work agreements. NARM strongly suggests the student and preceptor adhere to these agreements, including regular review of the student’s progress, and address any issues in a timely fashion. If the student or preceptor identifies deficiencies but continues to work under conditions contradicting the signed work agreement, NARM reserves the right not to address a related complaint through the accountability process.

Template is available now online!

NARM’s Renewal Deadline

In recent years, expiration dates of Certifications have been the CPM’s birth date. However, NARM has provided a grace period from the actual birth date through the end of the birth month.

With integration of the Certemy portal, this grace period has been phased out. Effective June 1, 2022, expiration dates will now be the actual date listed for Certification or Preceptor Registration.

NARM’s Online Application Program

Have you registered with Certemy yet? Certemy is the online portal used for certification, recertification, and preceptor applications. System access is available for all active, inactive, and retired CPMs, preceptors, and current applicants-in-process with the exception of PEP.

In December 2020, NARM sent an email with information on how to log in to the Certemy system. If you haven’t logged in or need assistance, please email info@narm.org.

eBlast emailed December 16, 2022

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