NARM Preceptor Registration & Resources

Thank you for Becoming a Registered Preceptor! The future of midwifery relies upon training new midwives. This is an essential task, and NARM wants to ensure that preceptors have the tools and training to best serve midwifery students and the future families who desire midwifery care. We hope to answer some frequently asked questions and […]

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 […]

Updated Cultural Awareness Requirements

The NARM Board of Directors is committed to the ongoing professional development of CPMs to ensure the best outcomes for the families they serve. NARM recognizes it is not just clinical skills such as neonatal resuscitation which require ongoing training to sustain competency but also interpersonal skills such as cultural awareness and non-violent communication that must be maintained by […]

COVID-19 Updates

Statement on Applications Department Delays We are all aware of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although the situation continues to evolve rapidly, NARM remains fully committed to protecting our certification process while pursuing the completion of our work in a safe, diligent, and reasonable manner. We are currently experiencing staffing challenges in our Applications office due to the […]

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 […]

Resources for Midwifery Preceptors

Improve the midwife-student relationship and earn some CEUs! NARM recognizes the importance of preceptors in educating future midwives. We know the preceptor-student relationship may be challenging, especially in the midst of all the other responsibilities midwives face. In support of the work of midwife preceptors and their students, we have created a resource list for […]

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 […]

NARM has Partnered with GOLD Learning to Present a Preceptor Webinar!

Learn about the history of the CPM credential and requirements to become a NARM Registered Preceptor. Understand setting clear expectations, ethical considerations, charting recommendations and responsibilities in the student-preceptor relationship. Get an overview of current NARM student requirements to help understand the documentation your student needs. Plus, NARM speakers will provide answers to real-life frequently […]

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 […]

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 […]