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2017 Task Analysis Announcement:

Help AMCB maintain the gold standard by completing the Task Analysis survey for 10 contact hours and the chance to win a gold iPad!

The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) is conducting a TASK ANALYSIS of certified CNMs/CMs in November 2016. The task analysis targets those CNMs/CMs who have been certified in the past 3 years --- September 2013-September 2016, and looks to determine those tasks that these midwives perform in clinical practice. Findings are used to develop the certification exam which is required for midwifery practice in the U.S.

CNMs/CMs certified between September 2013 and September 2016, should watch for an email of invitation from the AMCB on November 7th. The online survey takes approximately 1 hour to complete and will be open until November 28th. Those who successfully complete the survey will be given 10 contact hours towards AMCB recertification and are eligible to enter a drawing for 1 of 10 gold iPad mini4s. 

Watch for the AMCB email invitation!

About the Task Analysis

The Task Analysis Survey, created by The American Midwifery Certification Board, describes tasks performed by CNMs and CMs who have been certified within the last five years and practice in the United States. Some CNMs and CMs perform a limited number of these tasks; others perform additional tasks to those described. Our intent with this survey is to attempt to identify what tasks we actually perform and use this information to help us make our certifying examinations reflective of these tasks. 

See below for the most recent Task Analysis Report:



The content of the AMCB examination and the percentages for each area are based on the Task Analysis.  Below are the current percentages and the new percentages effective 1/1/2013.


Current Percentages
Effective 1/1/2013


15% - 25%

19% - 26%


25% - 35%

17% - 26%


5% - 10%

15% - 18%


10% - 15%

7% - 16%

Well Woman/GYN

15% - 20%

15% - 18%

Women's Health/Primary Care

12% - 16%

8% - 16%

Professional Issues

Up to 5%