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How to renew

Registered midwives in B.C. need to renew their registration annually to ensure they still meet the requirements to practise competently, ethically and safely

Regis​​​tration renewal is closed 

If you did not renew by March 31, 2022 at 8:30 p.m., your registration has expired and you must not practise as a midwife​. To reinstate your registration, sign in to your BCCNM account​​​ ​​​​​on April 1, 2022. ​​​​​​​

​Registration renewal is open!

​​What you need to know

Timelines and deadlines
Renewal open: Feb. 1 unless otherwise noted

Renewal close: March 31 at 4:30 pm unless otherwise noted. We encourage you to submit your application and payment as soon as possible to avoid delays. ​
The renewal application: What to expect
It will take 30-60 minutes to complete your application. You'll be asked to:

  • Indicate what class of registration you are renewing for April 1 (Practising Midwife, Provisional Midwife or Non-practising)
  • Review and/or update your personal information
  • Review and/or update your practice information
  • Review and/or update your hospital privileges
  • Provide information about any criminal charges or convictions over the past year
  • Consent to a criminal record check (if applicable)
  • Meet your quality assurance requirements (including clinical experience and continuing competencies
  • Acknowledge you have read and understand all of the consent and declaration requirements
  • Pay your renewal fee
Registration renewal fees are set on an annual basis by the BCCNM Board. View fees for registered midwives.
What happens if yo​u don't renew on time
  • If you do not renew by the deadline, your registration will expire. You must not practise as a midwife unless you hold practising registration.
  • To regain your registration status, you will need to apply to reinstate your registration ($265​+GST) in addition to paying your registration fees.
  • Unregistered practice: If you practise without practising registration, even accidentally, you are participating in unregistered practice and will be subject to an additional $375+GST surcharge to reinstate your registration. Learn more about the risks of unregistered practice​.​

How to renew your registration

1. Gather the information you need
  • The email address you provided to BCCNM
  • Your account password
  • The list of hospitals where you hold privileges and/or are applying for privileges
  • Your payment information (see payment options)
2. Complete the renewal application
3. Submit your payment
After completing your application form, you will pay your fees using one of the secure online payment options.
4. Wait for confirmation of registration from BCCNM
  • Once you submit your completed application and pay your renewal fee, BCCNM Registration staff will assess your application to ensure you meet the registration requirements.
  • If your application is approved, you will be sent a confirmation of registration email to the email address on file with BCCNM.
  • Until you receive this email, your renewal application is still in progress and has not been approved.

Haven't received a confirmation email? Your application won't be assessed until you submit your completed application and payment. Before calling to check on the status of your application, please:

  • Double-check that you submitted your application and that your payment went through
  • Check your junk mail and spam folders​

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only) ​

With great respect, we acknowledge that BCCNM’s office is located on the unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.​