A NARM Registered Preceptor is a credentialed, experienced midwife who agrees to train student midwives intending to apply for the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential and has current, approved registration through NARM.
The Registered Preceptor must hold be credentialed as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Midwife (CM); or must be a licensed practitioner legally recognized by a state/jurisdiction to provide maternity care. A preceptor must have an additional three years of experience after credentialing or fifty primary/co-primary births beyond entry-level CPM requirements. Additionally, they must also have ten continuity of care births beyond entry-level CPM requirements. A preceptor must have attended a minimum of ten out-of-hospital births in the last three years. Preceptors are required to have attended a workshop, course, or module on cultural awareness within the last three years. Preceptors must also have a written work agreement that clearly defines expectations for the student, as well as the Preceptor.