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Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination

Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination

The Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CMRE) is a national written examination designed to assess applicants for midwifery registration to ensure that they meet entry-level competency standards set out in the Canadian Competencies for Midwives. Its goal is to ensure that midwives gaining registration are competent and safe practitioners providing a consistent standard of care across Canada.

Through an amendment to the College of Midwives of Ontario’s Registration Regulation, the successful completion of a qualifying examination is now a non-exemptible requirement for registration as a midwife in Ontario. This means that – as of January 1, 2012 – anyone making an application for registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario or with any of the other provinces requiring the exam will need to pass the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam.

The location of Ontario exam sites will be provided before the registration deadline. The exam registration fee is $750. Comprehensive information about the exam (including complete registration timelines and details, study tips, reference texts and practice exams) is available on the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Consortium (CMRC) website. Please note that For CMRE applications, the College of Midwives of Ontario only accepts payment by money order, certified cheque, or bank draft, payable to the College of Midwives of Ontario.

If you have any questions or for exam locations, please contact the College at or 416.640.2252, ext 222.

Dates for 2017 & 2018 (English)

CMRE Candidate Forms 2018 (English)

Dates pour 2017 & 2018 (français) 

L’ECRSF formulaires de candidature 2018 (français)