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Jurisprudence Course

All applicants to the College of Midwives of Ontario and registrants requesting a certificate of registration class change from Inactive to General 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 for a general or supervised practice certificate, and is outlined in the College’s Registration Regulation (O. Reg. 168/11, s. 7 (7)).

About the Jurisprudence Course

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.

Accessing the Jurisprudence Course

To access the Jurisprudence e-Learning module and exam you will require a user ID and password.

Class Change

Registrants requesting a certificate of registration class change from Inactive to General who require log-in information for access to the e-Learning module and exam can request it on their Application for Certificate of Registration Class Change from Inactive to General. The log-in information will be provided by email within two business days after your application is received by the College. There is a $150 fee for access to the course. The College will notify registrants when an invoice is available for payment in the Member Portal.

Applicants for Registration

Applicants for registration must complete and submit the Jurisprudence Course registration form directly to the College, including payment, to receive log-in information to access the e-Learning module and examination.

Applicants can submit the form along with payment through one of two methods:

    The cheque and form can be mailed to the College’s offices at: 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1L9.  Cheques should be payable to: College of Midwives of Ontario and not combined with any other payment.
    On the form you can select that you prefer to pay by credit card. If you select this option at the time of registration you will pay the fee by credit card. The form should be submitted through the College’s

    Secure deposit box

Successful Completion

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 and upload a copy to the member portal or submit it with your application for registration.

Jurisprudence Quick Tips

  • Save your user ID and password.
  • Print your certificate upon successful completion of the module.
  • Review the College’s website and Jurisprudence Course Handbook here: Jurisprudence Course Handbook
  • Have the College’s Jurisprudence Handbook available for easy reference during the module.