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How to apply

Applications for initial registered midwife registration in British Columbia

Initial applications

The following​ applications​ provide information about the different paths to midwifery registration in British Columbia. Choose the option that best applies to you; if you have questions, contact BCCNM Registration Services at​ or 604.742.6200 (1.866.880.7101 toll-free within Canada only).

Graduates of recognized midwifery education prog​​rams 

​Apply in this category if you graduated from a BCCNM-recognized midwifery education program in Canada.

Canadi​​​an mid​wives​

Apply as a Canadian midwife if you are currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction and hold practising midwife registration (or its equivalent) in that jurisdiction.

Internationally-educated m​​​idwives

Internationally-educated midwives who wish to practice midwifery in B.C. must complete the BCCNM-recognized bridging program.

Midw​​ifery st​​udents

All students enrolled in UBC’s midwifery education program and any student from BCCNM recognized midwifery education programs wishing to do a placement in B.C.

Temporary emergency registration

Temporary emergency registration enables former registrants and other qualified individuals to register quickly on a short-term basis to assis with emergency health care response in B.C. BCCNM is curently granting temporary emergency registration to assist with COVID-19 pandemic efforts. 

Registration resources

Complex applications and Registration Committee

Some applications are complex and require review and decision by the Registration Committee.