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Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP) Committee

  

1. This committee will work with the appropriate staff to develop and maintain a recertification program that assesses and enhances the continuing competencies of the certificants. Conditions of the CMP Program are outlined in the CMP Brochure and on the AMCB website. Any changes to the CMP Program will be reflected in the CMP section of the website. The committee will also produce one new module for the program each year.

2. The Chair of this committee is responsible for:

a. recommending committee members for appointment as needed

b. working closely with the responsible staff to administer the program.

c. coordinating and implementing annual audits of:

I. the accuracy of the data maintained by the staff

II. the validity of CEUs presented by certificants.

d. Chair must also deliver a short written report at each AMCB Board of Directors meeting and as requested by the President.


Responsibilities and Procedures:

A. Audit of Data

1. A member of the committee or designee will conduct an audit each year of the validity of the data in the database for the certificants completing their five (5) year cycle that year. The following items should be audited during this process:

a. The number of people certified in the given year versus the number in the database.

b. A 10% random sample of all those identified as having completed all CMP requirements will be checked for a zero balance, three completed modules, and 2.0 CEUs.

c. Identify reason for any incomplete records.


B. Audit of CEUs

1. The CMP staff will conduct a random audit of 10% of all participants completing the CMP Program that year. The participants will be notified by February 15th that they have been selected for the audit and they will have until December 1 of the same year to submit proof of CEUs. Any questionable CEUs will be reviewed by the CMP Committee for a final decision.


C. Modules

1. New modules will be developed in each content area every three years. The content areas will approximately reflect the emphases determined by the Task Analysis that guides the National Certification Exam.

a. Each module will contain content specific objectives, a reference list, a post test and an evaluation form. The references will be recent peer-reviewed journals. Each post-test will be comprised of 50-100 questions.

b. Topics will be selected based upon nationally recognized population-based health needs of women and infants, solicited input from CNMs/CMs, and recommendation of a panel of experts.

c. Modules will be retired after 34 months.

d. After the module is completed, AMCB will apply for ACNM CEUs for each module.



All committee appointments are made by the AMCB BOD on recommendation of the respective committee chairperson. Committee appointments are for a three-year term beginning January 1 the year of appointment, and are renewable for one second term for a maximum of six years on any one committee.


Qualifications for CNMs/CMs to serve on AMCB's committees include the following:

  • Current certification as a certified nurse-midwife or certified midwife by the AMCB.
  • Other qualifications or expertise specific to the individual committee.


To be considered for a position on an AMCB committee, you must submit a completed  Consent-to-Serve Form (document below) along with your curriculum vita or resume.

Please submit all materials to the AMCB by e-mail by July 1. We will send your application to the appropriate committee chairperson who will communicate directly with you. The committee chairperson recommends committee appointments to the BOD for approval according to the specific needs of the committee.



If you have any questions, please contact:

Rebecca Herzfeld
Certificate Maintenance Program Coordinator

or

Allyson Rochlin
Certificate Maintenance Program Coordinator