How Many CPMs?

Every CPM plays an essential role in the development and future of the CPM credential. Every US state that regulates CPMs uses the NARM Examination. This Exam has been co-created by CPMs and continues to be updated through participation in the Test Development process, making the CPM credential the thriving competency-based credential it is today.

NARM has issued over 4337 CPM credentials since 1994!

As we celebrate 29 years of credentialing with recognition of CPMs in 37 states, we look forward to many more years of CPMs in every state with a midwife for every family!

How Many NARM Registered Preceptors?

Although the NARM Registered Preceptor may be credentialed as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), Certified Midwife (CM), or another licensed practitioner legally recognized by a state/jurisdiction to provide maternity care, most are CPMs!

There are over 1721 NARM Registered Preceptors!

Thank you to all the CPMs who have become NARM Registered Preceptors! The future of midwifery relies upon you training new midwives. We appreciate your time and dedication!

How Many Midwifery Bridge Certificates?

NARM began issuing the Midwifery Bridge Certificates (MBC) in 2017. Work among the seven US MERA organizations in 2015 created a joint statement of support for licensure legislation on the condition that it include a requirement for a graduation from a MEAC accredited program or the Midwifery Bridge Certificate. The MBC creates a pathway for midwives trained and certified through non-MEAC educational routes to meet the International Confederation of Midwives core competency standards and some state licensure requirements. 

NARM has issued over 481 Midwifery Bridge Certificates!

For more information about requirements and the applications process, click here.

Some Reminders…

NRP Advanced Requirement

With the NRP 8th edition update in 2021, the AAP has created two course pathways for providers (see details highlighted below). NARM acknowledges that some of the advanced skills such as IO administration of newborn medications and Umbilical Vein Catheterization are not essential for CPMs who attend community based births, however we recognize that completion of the NRP Advanced course is important to have a basic understanding of the full AAP NRP algorithm.

NRP Advanced is required effective March 1, 2023 for certification or recertification.

NARM will continue to accept unexpired NRP Essentials (plus BLS for Health Care Providers) as meeting the NRP Requirement for certification and recertification applications after March 1, 2023. However, NARM encourages taking NRP Advanced, if available prior to March 1, 2023.

NARM’s Renewal Deadline

In recent years, expiration dates of Certifications have been the CPM’s birth date. However, NARM had 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

eBlast emailed March 7, 2023

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