Revocation of Certification

NARM CPM Revocations

The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) recognizes its responsibility to protect the integrity and the value of the certification process. This is accomplished through a confidential Accountability Process that incorporates due process and peer review. While recognizing that each Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) will practice according to their own conscience, practice guidelines, and skill level to offer individualized care to each client, the NARM Accountability Process functions to ensure competency and safe practice by those holding the CPM credential.

A credential may be revoked for several reasons, including falsification of Application information, failure to participate in or cooperate with the Accountability Process, infractions of NARM’s Non-Disclosure policy, and substantiated accusations of impaired practice. If the Grievance Mechanism, which is the highest level of the Accountability Process, determines that a CPM acted with dishonesty, egregiously violated the core principles of informed consent, or that negligent or fraudulent actions compromised the well-being of a client or client’s baby, the CPM credential may be revoked.

Due to the confidentiality protections surrounding our Accountability Process, NARM can only confirm that a credential has been revoked; no information will be released regarding the reason for an individual CPM’s revocation.

Revoked midwives may no longer refer to themselves as a NARM CPM, Certified Professional Midwife, or CPM and are advised to honestly and responsibly inform current and prospective clients that their CPM credential has been revoked. 

The North American Registry of Midwives Board has revoked the CPM credential for the following midwives:

  • Valerie El Halta, 2000
  • Scherrill Malone, 2003
  • Bridgett Ciupka, June 4, 2004
  • Diane Fristoe, 2009
  • Jill Colin, 2010
  • Jennifer Woodmansee, 2012
  • Cindy Morrow Johnson, August 22, 2022
  • Vicki Johnson, September 13, 2022
  • Elizabeth Williams, January 3, 2023
  • Nicole Oney Young, April 24, 2023
  • Carolyn Greenfield, January 24, 2024

NARM Registered Preceptor Revocations

A midwife whose CPM is revoked is prohibited from serving as preceptor for NARM certification applicants. NARM will not accept an applicant’s experience or skills documentation if it was verified by a midwife whose CPM has been revoked.

For a list of revoked NARM Registered Preceptors, click here.