NARM Policy Updates March, 2022

NRP Policy Updates Due to the current difficulty finding in-person NRP Instructor-led courses, NARM will accept the verification of passing the NRP Essentials (Lessons 1-4) exam without the hands-on class until January 1, 2023. Applications or Recertifications received after January 1, 2023 will be required to have the complete documentation of NRP Essentials (Exam and […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Updates October, 2020

Update on Virtual Clinical Experiences As announced earlier this year, 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 […]

NARM Policy on Virtual Clinical Experiences

NARM acknowledges that many midwives are providing prenatal and postpartum assessments virtually in order to minimize in-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been asked whether or not these virtual visits may count toward meeting the NARM clinical requirements. While accepting that experienced CPMs may be providing safer care by minimizing contact, NARM maintains […]

Registration Requirement for Preceptors of PEP Candidates

Just a reminder for preceptors and PEP students, effective January 1, 2017, NARM preceptors were required to be registered before supervising any clinical experiences documented on a PEP student’s NARM Application. Skills/clinical experiences signed off after that date by a preceptor who is not registered with NARM will be invalid. Please note that midwifery schools […]

NRP Policy Change

As of January 1, 2019, NARM will only accept official American Academy of Pediatrics or Canadian Paediatric Society NRP courses for certification and re-certification purposes. What if I am enrolled in a neonatal resuscitation alternative course between now and December 31, 2018? If it was previously approved by NARM, you will be able to use that […]

NARM Position Statement Regarding Confidentiality

On April 29, 2018, the NARM Board wrote and approved the following position statement regarding confidentiality— In the context of midwifery practice, confidentiality is critical to protect consumers. During midwifery care, consultation, and peer review, respectful and confidential discussion may occur regarding both the midwifery consumer/client and the decisions and actions of the midwife and […]

Preceptor Registration

In validating the apprenticeship model as a valuable form of education and training for midwifery, NARM appreciates the many variations in the preceptor/student relationship. NARM has developed materials to help guide preceptors and students through the process of validating knowledge and skills as part of the certification process. A preceptor for a NARM PEP applicant […]