Objectives

Individuals who have not completed the requirements of the Certificate Maintenance Program at the end of their current certification cycle will not be issued a new certificate. Individuals without current/valid CNM/CM certificates may not be able to continue to practice midwifery depending on their state licensing/regulating bodies.

The objectives of the Certificate Maintenance Program are to:
  • Keep CNMs/CMs certifications valid and current.
  • Foster critical review of recent advances in midwifery practice.
  • Provide documentation of CNMs/CMs certification status as required to credentialing/licensing authorities. 


Certificate Maintenance Program
Requirements

Certification for CNMs/CMs can be maintained by one of the following methods:

 


  • Option 1: AMCB Certificate Maintenance Module Method

Successfully complete 3 AMCB Certificate Maintenance Modules during the five-year certification cycle. The five-year cycle begins with the year following certification. One module must be completed in EACH of the three areas of   practice: Antepartum and Primary Care of the Pregnant Woman; Intrapartum, Postpartum and Newborn; and Gynecology and Primary Care for the Well-Woman.

AND

Obtain 20 contact hours (2.0 CEUs) of ACNM or ACCME Category 1   approved continuing education units.
***The Certificate Maintenance Modules completed cannot count toward the required 20 contact hours (2.0 CEUs).

AND

Paying annual fees and any applicable late fees for each of those years and any other charges or fees (e.g., for articles ordered). All fees must be paid in full by December 31st of the year your certificate will expire.

AND

Completion of the online Recertification Application once all other CMP requirements are submitted.


  • Option 2: Reexamination Method 

Take the current AMCB Certification Examination no sooner than the fourth (4th) year of the current five-year certification cycle.

    • Once the exam is taken, the CNM/CM may not change to Option 1.
    • The exam must be passed by the end of the fifth (5th) year of the certification cycle.
    • Criteria for passing and retaking the exam will be the same as those in effect for first time candidates at the time the exam is taken.

AND

Paying the National Certification Examination fee ($500) in lieu of annual fees.

AND

Completion of the online Recertification Application once all other CMP requirements are submitted.




If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact:

Rebecca Herzfeld
Certificate Maintenance Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-694-9424 or 866-366-9632, ext. 7021

or

Allyson Rochlin
Certificate Maintenance Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-694-9424 or 866-366-9632, ext. 7015