New Policy Brief on the CPM

NARM is pleased to announce a new Policy Brief on the Certified Professional Midwife. With input from leadership from multiple stakeholder groups and in collaboration with the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning, NARM presents the following Policy Brief that focuses on the competency based certification model for health professions. Download the Policy Brief

Position Statement on State Licensure

NARM is dedicated to advancing the profession of midwifery by supporting legal recognition at the state and federal level. To aid in the ef­forts to educate the public and policy makers regarding the pur­pose and advantages of CPM licensure at the state level, NARM has issued the following Statement on Licensure: Download the full statement

Updated Language for Informed Disclosure and Informed Consent for CPMs

Along with our new web design, NARM has just unveiled updated language on our Accountabilty page and in our online Candidate Information Booklet on Informed Disclosure for Midwifery Care and Informed Consent requirements for CPMs. In seeking to clarify existing requirements and align CPMs to meet the needs of women in the context of health […]

Networking Opportunities

NARM is on Facebook! Visit the NARM Facebook Page to discover more about midwifery and the CPM. Participate in discussions about all things related to CPMs and the women they serve. We want to hear from you! Conferences Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) American […]

Out of Country Clinical Sites

IMPORTANT: Updates to Out of Country Clinical Site Policies and Approval Requirements – December 20, 2013 NARM will not accept clinicals from OOC sites for PEP applicants after June 1, 2014. Clinicals that occur prior to June 1st in previously approved sites with previously approved preceptors will be accepted regardless of the date the application […]

State/School Testing Information Form

If you wish NARM to send a report of your test scores or certification status to a state licensing agency or to a midwifery school, fill out and submit this form: Verification Letter Release Form

Preparing for the NARM Examination

The exam content outline and reference books are available in the Candidate Information Booklet (CIB). The content outline is called the Test Specifications. The best way to prepare for the exam is to go through the content outline and study those topics in the reference materials. Think about situations where you would need to apply […]

Internationally Educated Midwives (IEM)

Effective May 1, 2018, any midwife with international credentials (with the exception of UK Registered Midwives) will need to apply to NARM through the MEAC accredited educational program route; or complete the PEP application with all PEP clinical experience occurring in the U.S. or Canada.

CPM Information Release Consent Form

Occasionally NARM receives requests for listings of CPMs in specific areas. While NARM will verify that a midwife is a CPM if asked, we cannot release names or any other information without prior authorization. If you would like this information released, please download, print, and sign the form below: CPM Information Release Form

Shared Decision Making and Informed Consent

Position Statement on Shared Decision Making and Informed Consent The North American Registry of Midwives recognizes Shared Decision Making and Informed Consent are the cornerstones of woman centered midwifery care. Midwives want their clients to make well informed choices about their care. Shared Decision Making occurs throughout global maternity care during which the plan of care for […]