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Extension of three-year recertification requirement for midwife competencies

Nov 30, 2021

​Practising or provisional midwives are required to recertify or complete courses—cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency skills (ES), fetal health surveillance (FHS) and neonatal resuscitation (NRP)—on an established schedule.

BCCNM encourages registrants to recertify regularly whenever it is possible for them to do so safely. However, in recognition of the on-going challenges in completing regular recertification due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCCNM will be extending our temporary policy that recertification is required every three years for 2022-23. 

To be eligible to renew their practising registration, certificates for CPR, NRP, FHS and ES from BCCNM-approved programs must have been issued on or after April 1, 2019

Online courses now accepted

BCCNM will now accept online versions of the approved courses in the Policy on Continuing Competencies​ where available. Please note: If a course includes an in-person component, you must submit the certificate for that portion. 

Questions or concerns?

If you are concerned about your ability to meet these requirements and renew your practising midwife registration, please contact us to discuss options and next steps at 604.742.6200 ext. 6322 or