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Former Member Application Process

1.  Submission of Application

Application forms can be found on the College’s website here. Former members must submit the completed application form to the College along with the following:

  • Application fee of $100 (payable by cheque or money order made out to the College of Midwives of Ontario)
  • Proof of current training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Obstetrical Emergency Skills (ES) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
  • Proof of completion of the College’s Jurisprudence Course 
  • A completed Vulnerable Sector Check (effective April 1, 2019)
  • Proof of ability to legally work in Canada – citizenship, residency or work authorization
  • Photo id
  • A recent colour passport-sized photo
  • Letters of Standing and Professional Conduct from all jurisdictions and regulatory bodies where you are currently or have been registered or licensed to practice any profession.
  • Any name change information
  • Post-dated cheques to cover registration fees

2. Review of Application

Applications are reviewed in order to determine completeness. Once an application has been reviewed, the applicant will be contacted and informed of any missing information or documentation by email.

3. Referral to the Registration Committee by the Registrar.

Once all available items are received, the Registrar will refer the application to the Registration Committee. Applicants will be sent a written notice of referral outlining the reasons for the referral and providing an opportunity for the applicant to make written submissions to the panel within 30 days of receiving the notice.

If you are a former member who resigned from the College within the previous five years and meets the requirements outlined in the section on former members returning to practice, the Registrar will refer your application to the Registration Committee for approval of a requalification program.

Former members who do not meet these criteria, e.g. it has been more than five years since you were registered with the College, the Registrar will review your application to determine that all requirements for a General certificate of registration are met and where any requirement is not met the Registrar will refer the application to the Registration Committee based on one or more of the following grounds:

The Registrar,

(a) has doubts, on reasonable grounds, about whether the applicant fulfils the registration requirements;

(a.1) is of the opinion that terms, conditions or limitations should be imposed on a certificate of registration of the applicant and the applicant is an individual described in subsection 22.18 (1);

(b) is of the opinion that terms, conditions or limitations should be imposed on a certificate of registration of the applicant and the applicant does not consent to the imposition; or

(c) proposes to refuse the application. 

The panel of the Registration Committee can then make one or more of the following orders:

1. Directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration.

2. Directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration if the applicant successfully completes examinations set or approved by the panel.

3. Directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration if the applicant successfully completes additional training specified by the panel.

4. Directing the Registrar to impose specified terms, conditions and limitations on a certificate of registration of the applicant and specifying a limitation on the applicant’s right to apply under subsection 19 (1).

5. Directing the Registrar to refuse to issue a certificate of registration.

4. Completion of Registration Committee Orders

Once the applicant has received a written decision from the Registration Committee panel, they must successfully complete all requirements ordered by the Committee to become eligible for a certificate of registration,

5.  Verification of liability insurance status and payment of fees

Once the applicant has successfully completed all requirements and are eligible for a certificate of registration, the College will verify that the applicant has arranged liability insurance and that it will be effective as of the anticipated date of registration.

The applicant must then pay all required registration fees in accordance with the College’s Fees and Remuneration By-Law.

6. Registration

Upon receipt of insurance and payment of fees, the College will issue the registration number and process the registration documents. The College will inform the member of their registration, and the effective date of registration by email. Once the applicant has received confirmation from the College of registration, the member may now begin providing midwifery services. A wallet card and an electronic certificate of registration is immediately available via the member portal.