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Jurisprudence is a legal term that refers to the study or knowledge of law. Midwifery jurisprudence is law that relates specifically to midwife practice.  All midwives should be familiar with the laws and legislation that affect their practice. The following resources provide an overview of midwifery jurisprudence in British Columbia.

Exam registration fee $300. The fee must be submitted to BCCNM by the set deadline date included in your exam registration package in order to write the exam. ​

Online jurisprudence course: Essential information on midwifery practice in B.C.

​Taking this course is not a registration requirement but it is strongly recommended before starting your practice in B.C. 

The B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness provided funding to create this online course. The goal of the course is to assist applicants to be well-informed, prepared for registration, and are familiar with the governing legislation, regulations and standards. It also aims to enrich applicants’ knowledge of midwifery practice in British Columbia, Canada. 

 All applicants who have completed the course will have this documented in their BCCNM record.

How to take the course
Course length and format
The course contains 11 modules and takes approximately an hour to complete. A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of all modules.
Technical requirements
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BC Jurisprudence Cour​​se Handbook

The Jurisprudence Course Handbook provides essential information on the legal and ethical framework of midwifery practice in B.C. It serves as a resource for individuals seeking initial midwifery registration in BC to assist with self-orientation and for use as a resource when completing the online jurisprudence course.​