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Former Members Returning to Practice

Former Members Returning to Practice

This section applies to applicants who are former members of the College and are not currently registered to practise midwifery in another Canadian regulated jurisdiction.

The Registration Regulation requires that all applicants to the College must:

1.Have a degree from a Midwifery Education Program in Ontario or have completed the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program.

2. Meet the current clinical experience requirements set out in the Registration Regulation.

Applicants must also have current clinical experience consisting of active practice (meaning over a two-year period, provided care to at least 40 women, at least 20 of whom the member attended as primary midwife with at least 10 births occurring in a hospital and at least 10 in a residence, remote clinic or remote birth centre) for at least two years out of the four years immediately before the date of the application, and have attended at least 60 births, of which at least:

  • 40 were attended as primary midwife,
  • 30 were attended as part of the care provided to a client in accordance with the principles of continuity of care,
  • 10 were attended in hospital, of which at least five were attended as primary midwife, and
  • 10 were attended in a residence or remote clinic or remote birth centre, of which at least five were attended as primary midwife.

3. Complete the qualifying examination

All applicants must have completed the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CMRE). 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 entering midwifery practice are competent and safe practitioners providing a consistent standard of care across Canada. You can click here for more information on the CMRE. 

If you are applying to the College as a former member, and you meet the following criteria, you are exempted from the above qualifications but will be referred to the Registration Committee for approval of a requalification program.

  • You resigned your General certificate of registration less than five years ago
  • You held a General certificate of registration for at least one year
  • Over a one-year period, you provided midwifery care to at least 20 women, 10 of whom you attended as primary midwife with at least five births occurring in a hospital and at least five in a residence, remote clinic or remote birth centre; and
  • You have successfully completed a requalification program that has been approved by the Registration Committee.

All applicants, whether or not they meet the above criteria, must also meet a number of requirements. Please see former member application process for more details.

If you do not meet the criteria set out in the Registration Regulation and are applying for registration with the College, the Registrar will refer your application to the Registration Committee who will strike a panel to review your application. You can read about Registration Committee Panels here.