Registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required in order for an individual to practice midwifery in British Columbia. If you are a graduate from a BCCNM recognized midwifery education program, you can apply for registration to practice in one of the following registration classes:
Midwives who hold practising registration are permitted to practice in the full scope of midwifery care in B.C. As a program graduate, you will be subject to BCCNM’s Policy on New Registrant Requirements.
If you do not meet all the requirements for practising midwife registration you may be eligible for provisional midwife registration. You may practice in the full scope of midwifery pending the results of the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination or the BC Jurisprudence Examination. Or you may practice with limits and conditions while completing educational upgrading courses or a period of supervised practice during a monitored and specific time period to address deficiencies in the knowledge, skills or abilities required for practising midwife registration.
Instructions on how a graduate from a BCCNM-recognized midwifery education program can seek midwife registration are provided below.
To avoid delays in processing your application, prepare the following documents before you start your application. Refer to the
Policy on Continuing Competencies to ensure that your certifications and courses meet BCCNM's requirements: