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Midwives' three-year certification requirement extended due to pandemic


Jan 8, 2021

​As part of their continuing competencies, practising midwives are typically required to recertify or complete courses—cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency skills (ES), fetal health surveillance (FHS) and neonatal resuscitation (NRP)—on an established schedule.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of in-person courses in 2020, the former College of Midwives of BC amended their policy to require proof of certification or completion every three years in emergency situations. Due to the ongoing nature of the pandemic, BCCNM has also adopted the three-year certification requirement for the upcoming renewal period.

What this means for you

If you are a practising registered midwife and completed your CPR, ES, FHS an NRP certifications/courses on or after April 1, 2018, you will meet the registration requirement and will be eligible for renewal.  

If any of your completion date(s) are outside this three-year window (i.e. before April 1, 2018), we recommend attempting to complete the requirement before March 31, 2021. If you anticipate that you cannot complete the requirement by March 31, 2021, please contact the Registration Services team at registermidwives@bccnm.ca.

Questions?

If you have questions about the three-year certification requirement, please contact BCCNM Registration Services at registermidwives@bccnm.ca or 604.742.6200 (1.866.880.7101 toll-free within Canada only).

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4
Canada

info@bccnm​.ca
604.742.6200​
​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.​