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What's new for renewal 2022: Midwives

Jan 10, 2022

​Registration renewal is on its way; read on for the information you need to know for renewal this year: 

Self-assessment questionnaire

Practising midwives will complete a self-assessment questionnaire as part of your registration renewal. The questionnaire is based on the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and is an opportunity for you to complete a thorough assessment of your practice. Learn more and review the questionnaire before you start your renewal application. 

Cultural safety and humility

BCCNM has an ongoing commitment to cultural safety and humility. As part of this commitment, there are two additions to the renewal application this year: 

Self-assessment questions

Two questions in the new self-assessmen​​t questionnaire ask about cultural safety and humility in your practice. They are:  
  • I reflect on how my beliefs, values, biases, conduct and position of power as a healthcare provider may impact Indigenous clients’ health care experiences. 
  • I take action to identify, address, prevent and eliminate indigenous-specific racism.

Cultural safety and humility training

There is one additional question on the education panel, asking if you have completed the San’yas Anti-racism Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program. We are collecting this data to better understand cultural competency training amongst B.C. midwives. Aggregate data will be shared with the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health (no personal data/identifiers will be included). 

Registration fees

2022-23, practising midwives will pay $751.90 in BCCNM registration fees, a 1.5% ($10.95) increase to adjust for inflation. Non-practising midwife and student midwife fees will not change. For a detailed list of fees, visit the midwifery fees page

Removal of disclosure of past proceedings

You will no longer be asked to disclose past proceedings annually on the renewal application, as it is the expectation that if the following circumstances occur, you will contact BCCNM immediately: 
  • Resignation of registration in another jurisdiction at the advice of legal counsel or at the request of the regulatory authority. 
  • Involvement in a coroner’s investigation or inquest.
  • Denial, suspension, restriction or modification of hospital privileges 
  • Professional liability claims.
  • Any criminal/civil action or proceeding where you are named party.
  • Convictions in relation to any federal or provincial offence.
  • Any physical or mental ailment that impairs your ability to perform midwifery.

Need more information? 

Visit the registration renewal section​ for more information, deadlines and FAQs. 


Please contact BCCNM Registration Services at or 604.742.6200 (1.866.880.7101 toll-free within Canada only).