All applicants to the College of Midwives of Ontario must be familiar with the laws, regulations and standards that apply to midwives in Ontario and must demonstrate that by completing the College’s Jurisprudence Course. This requirement applies to all applicants wishing to become registered as a midwife in Ontario as of July 1, 2017.
The completion of a jurisprudence course set and approved by the College’s Registration Committee is a non-exemptible registration requirement, and is outlined in the College’s Registration Regulation (O. Reg. 168/11, s. 7 (7)).
The Jurisprudence Course may be completed up to one year before applying to the College.
The College’s Jurisprudence Course is offered online and consists of a handbook to be reviewed, and an e-Learning module with exam questions. To access the Jurisprudence Course handbook, click here: Jurisprudence Course Handbook
The e-Learning module and exam is open-book, and is divided into 11 lessons which can be completed in any order. Each lesson covers a different topic, with sample quiz questions throughout and exam questions appearing at the end of each lesson.
While there are no limits to the number of attempts an applicant can take to successfully complete the exam question, you are encouraged to not answer the exam questions until confident you have spent sufficient time on the module and have had an opportunity to review the documents referenced in each lesson.
Applicants must correctly answer all questions (100%) to successfully complete the Jurisprudence Course. It takes about four hours to complete, but you can log in and out, and finish it at your own pace. All submitted answers will be saved in the system.
Please note that the Jurisprudence handbook has recently been updated.
To access the Jurisprudence e-Learning module and exam you will require a user ID and password.
Current registrants can pay for and access the Jurisprudence e-Learning module through the Member Portal Jurisprudence tab, using their login information.
Applicants must complete the Jurisprudence Course registration form and submit payment to the College to receive their log-in information to access the e-Learning module.
Payment can be made by cheque or credit card. Per the College’s By-laws, the fee for the Jurisprudence Course is $300.
To successfully complete the e-Learning module, you must answer all the questions correctly. Once you have successfully completed the module, save and print a copy of your certificate of completion for your records.