If you are currently a practising registrant and will be taking a leave from midwifery practice in 2023, you have the option of maintaining your registration, becoming a former registrant or converting to non-practising registration.
Learn more on the leaving or returning to practice page.
If your leave from practice starts
AFTER April 1, you must renew. After your leave starts, you can apply for a pro-rated refund on your registration fees.
You are not required to convert to non-practising registration while you are on leave, except if you plan on providing services as a second birth attendant (SBA). Only practising or non-practising midwives are authorized to provide SBA services. Please read the
Policy for Second Birth Attendants for more information on requirements.
The process to reinstate to practising registration is largely the same, regardless of whether you hold non-practising registration or you let your registration lapse.
If you cancelled your registration or became a non-practising registrant before you went on leave and are gearing up to return to practice, what you need to do depends on your return to work date. Instructions on how to reinstate your registration can be found on the
leaving or returning to practice page.
Reinstatement applications take longer to process because we need to review when you last practised, as well as evidence of good character, fitness to practice and competency requirements.
You cannot return to work until you have received a confirmation email from BCCNM that you have been granted practising registration. After your reinstatement is approved, your updated status will also be listed on our midwife registry.