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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

​​What you need to know

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

Renewal close: To enable us to review your application before your current registration expires on March 31, 2021, please complete the online renewal application and pay the full renewal fee by March 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm. ​

Deadline for submission of required proof of continuing competencies certification or recertification: March 31, 2021 at noon
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
Fees
Registration renewal fees are set on an annual basis by the BCCNM Board. View fees for registered midwives.
What happens if you 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 ($230+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 $325+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
  • NRP, ES, CPR, and FHS certificates (if applicable)
  • 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​