NARM’s Year in Review: Reflections on 2022

Another year comes to a close…and somehow we find ourselves several weeks into a new one. We take a moment to look back at the past 12 months. April 2022: More Preceptor Resources! The future of midwifery relies upon training new midwives. This is an essential task, and NARM wants to ensure that preceptors have […]

NRP Updates for 2023

Results from the NARM NRP Survey! Every year NARM gets emails and phone calls from midwives who describe the challenges of getting NRP training in their communities. In response to these concerns, NARM conducted a survey to get a better understanding from the entire CPM community of what barriers to NRP courses exist and which […]

Preceptor/Student Accountability Committee Application Deadline September 19

Thank you all to all the CPMs who volunteered to participate in the Preceptor/Student Accountability Committee! Our next step will be to review applications and assemble the committee. The committee will include three experienced preceptors and one Student Advocate. The Student Advocate should be a new CPM who has recently been certified through the PEP process. […]

Preceptor/Student Accountability

As you may know, NARM has an Accountability process for clients to file complaints about Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs). In recent years, we have also received complaints regarding Preceptor/Student relationships. Although we have recognized the challenges with those relationships, we have not had a mechanism to address the issues in the same way we have […]

On the Horizon at NARM, Summer 2022

NRP Survey Every year NARM gets emails and phone calls from midwives who describe challenges in getting NRP and CPR training in their communities. In recent years, due to COVID-related closures, those emails and calls have increased. Due to the current difficulty finding in-person NRP Instructor-led courses, NARM will accept the verification of passing the […]

NARM Policy & Procedure Updates, August 2021

Starting September 1, 2021 NARM’s New Testing Company! The NARM examination will be administered by a new testing company starting September 1, 2021. NARM is working to make this transition as seamless as possible to ensure there are no interruptions in testing or credentialing. Starting January 1, 2022 Cultural Awareness Policy Currently, NARM requires all […]

NARM NRP Policy Update May 2021

NRP Policy Updates As of June 1, 2021, all initial Certification and Recertification applications will need to meet NARM’s pre-COVID NRP and CPR requirement of in-person skill evaluation. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) will be releasing the 8th edition NRP program in June. Due to these changes NARM has updated […]

Certemy and NARM Board Update

The New Online System Update NARM is pleased to report that Certemy, the new online program to process applications is going well! There are still some bugs to be worked out, but the tech people are working hard to resolve them! Currently, a few PEP applications are being beta tested, and we hope that we […]

NARM Policy Updates, March 2021

Virtual Clinical Experiences – Extended NARM will allow two virtual clinicals to apply to the Continuity of Care clinical requirements for CPM candidates and NARM Preceptor registrants for each Continuity of Care Client: one prenatal in the final trimester and one postpartum done anytime between 24 hours and six weeks post birth. NARM has extended […]

New Online System for CPM Renewals will be available next week!

Remember the new online certification system we emailed you about a few days ago? It will be live and available for you to use next week. How can I get access to the new system? What are the next steps? Look for an email from info@narm.org (our usual eBlast email) in the next 3 days […]