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 […]

Ten Births in U.S. or Canada

Beginning in 2016, students in MEAC accredited programs who seek CPM certification will have to attend at least ten births in the U.S. or Canada. Due to difficulties in the supervision and oversight of clinical sites, applicants through the PEP program were required to obtain all required clinicals in the U.S. or Canada beginning in […]

NARM Announces Computer Testing!

No more deadlines! NEWS about NARM’s new testing policies! NARM has contracted with a computer testing company to administer the NARM exam via computer beginning in June, 2014. Candidates may take the exam, upon attaining eligibility, on the date of their choosing at one of the approved computer testing centers. The NARM application process remains […]

Revised Policies Concerning Training of CPMs in Out-of-Country Clinical Sites

NARM has revised the policies concerning training of CPMs in Out-of-Country clinical sites. This decision was not due to any specific incident in any OOC site but was the result of NARM’s trial period of approving OOC clinical sites and preceptors in 2011-2012. After careful consideration, the NARM Board has decided it is beyond NARM’s […]

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