Registration Process

Renewal of Registration for Alberta Registered Midwives

Annual Registration must take place prior to the end of each year to ensure continuing registration for the New Year.  Renewal forms will be posted by November 1 of each year and must be returned to the College by November 25.

Annual Registration Fees for are $2750 for the year.

Midwives registering after January will be charged fees based on a quarterly ratio:

April-Dec $2100

July – Dec $1400

Oct – Dec $700

 

 New Continuing Competency Requirements come into effect Jan. 2016:

P15 Policy of continuing Competence

Application for New Registrations

Please note the new fees schedule for this process.

How to become a midwife in Alberta: three routes to registration.

1. Inter-provincial reciprocity.

To be eligible, a midwife must have an unrestricted license from her provincial governing body and have practiced for at least one year in that capacity.

  • Complete the New Midwife Registration form
  • Request your current Regulatory Body send a letter of confirmation of Registration in good standing directly to the CMA
  • Provide copies of current Continuing Competency Requirements (see above)
  • Provide current Criminal Record Check (within 1 year)
  • Submit Registration Fee

Upon registration a Midwife must apply to the Association of Midwives for Membership, Liability Insurance and Courses of Care prior to starting her practice.

2. Graduation from an approved education program.

Four-year direct-entry programs leading to a university degree (see education section)

  • Successfully complete the CMRE and have results report sent to CMA (you may request to write the CMRE in Alberta through the CMA)
  • Complete the New Midwife Registration form
  • Original documentation of Graduation: including Transcript and Clinical records
  • Provide copies of current Continuing Competency Requirements : (see above)
  • Provide current Criminal Record Check (within 1 year)
  • Submit registration fee
  • Apply to Established Practices

Upon registration a Midwife must apply to the Association of Midwives for Membership, Liability Insurance and Courses of Care prior to starting her practice.

 

3. Identified as Eligible through Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA).

For internationally trained, registered midwives.  PLEA includes a portfolio assessment, an extensive national written exam (CMRE) and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). PLEA information is available under the “Registering as a Midwife” tab.

After having completed the PLEA process, INCLUDING:

  1. the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CMRE)
  2. the OSCE

and receiving notification that you are eligible for registration in Alberta:

  • Complete the New Midwife Registration form
  • Provide copies of current Continuing Competency Requirements (See above)
  • Submit registration fee
  • Apply to Established Practices

Upon registration a Midwife must apply to the Association of Midwives for Membership, Liability Insurance and Courses of Care prior to starting her practice.