Practising Midwife registration: Midwives who hold this class of registration (or equivalent) are permitted to practice in the full scope of midwifery care in B.C. If you have been a practising registrant for less than one year in the jurisdiction of origin, you may be subject to BCCNM’s
Policy on New Registrant Requirements.
Instructions on how a Canadian applicant can seek midwife registration are provided below. BCCNM recommends submitting applications for registration a minimum of 4-6 weeks in advance of your anticipated registration date. If you believe your application may be considered
complex, you may wish to submit your application earlier.
To avoid delays in processing your application, prepare the following documents before you start your application:
Name and address of practice in B.C., or, if applicable, a signed
New Registrant Mentorship Agreement listing the name of an established practice and the practising midwives where you intend to address the new registrant requirements
Submit the form and all required supporting documentation to BCCNM Registration Services by:
Pay the application fee of $265+GST. Instruction for online payment will be provided once your application is received.
Arrange for three professional references to be sent directly to BCCNM using the
Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Safe Prescribing for Midwives Course if you have not already done so during your midwifery education. Submit your course completion certificate to BCCNM.
Consent to a criminal record check. Instructions on how to request and consent to a criminal record check in Canada and/or other applicable jurisdictions will be provided once application is reviewed.
Pay your registration fee. Instructions on online payment by credit card and the amount required will be provided once application is approved.
Obtain professional liability insurance from the
Midwives Association of BC.
Once you have paid your registration fees, we will send you an email confirming that you have been granted registration. You must not practise as a midwife until you receive confirmation of registration.
Haven't received a confirmation email?
Registration will not be granted until your payment has been received and liability insurance has been confirmed. Before calling to check on the status of your application, please:
You will be able to request a
Certificate of Professional Conduct (CPC) through your account on our website.
Please note: this feature is only available as of the date of your registration. BCCNM cannot issue a CPC prior to this.
You can apply for a
Medical Services Plan (MSP) number once you have been granted registration.