Why AMCB Certification?
The charts below describe the different types of certified midwives in regards to educational requirements and licensure within the US. Please note, this comparison chart does not address individuals who are not certified and who may practice midwifery with or without legal recognition.
4. AMCB CNM certification is accepted in all 50 states in the U.S., in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. AMCB CMs are allowed to practice in Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Missouri only.
5. Midwives practicing in unregulated states have no legal, regulatory protection unless certified by the AMCB.
6. The AMCB provides you with the tools you need to maintain your certification through its comprehensive Certificate Maintenance Program.
7. Your certification by the AMCB assures your patients that you have met accepted national standards in midwifery care, and that you are committed to ongoing learning in your field.
8. The AMCB provides you with other valuable opportunities to become involved in midwifery certification through voluntary participation in a variety of committees: Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP) Committee; Credentials, Administration & Reporting (CAR) Committee; Examination Committee; Finance Committee; and Research Committee. You may also apply to become a member of the Board of Directors and play a role in the future of midwifery certification.
9. The AMCB offers computer-based testing for the certification examination in collaboration with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. There are more than 120 testing sites nationally—at least one in each state plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. In addition, you receive immediate, official results at the testing site.