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Continuing Competencies


Neonatal Resuscitation Program, CPR, and Emergency Skills Requirements


Midwives renewing their registration in 2022

All practising midwives renewing their registration with the College are expected to have completed full training in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency skills (ES), including in-person components by the October 1, 2022 renewal deadline, as applicable.

Midwives who opted to use the temporary measure of completing an online component of an approved continuing competency course and skills review/practice must also complete full training by October 1, 2022.

You can read the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and Approved Courses document here.

If you have any questions, or need further clarification, please email registration@cmo.on.ca.


New applicants

You can read the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and Approved Courses document here.


Midwives changing their class of registration from Inactive to General

There are two options for meeting the continuing competency requirements in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Skills (ES) up to September 2022. 

Option 1: Full course with in-person component.

Option 2: Partial course including online learning and skills review/practice with no in-person component. Option 2 requirements also include the following:

  • completion of skills practice including hypothetical NRP, CPR, and ES case scenarios with members of midwifery practice groups or hospital colleagues (this may be completed virtually),
  • reflection on what was learned and discussed and addressing any issues or shortcomings in knowledge, skills and judgment that are relevant to your practice, and
  • retention of a written record of any completed activities, including dates and names of midwives involved should the College request this information at a later date. 

Note: It is expected that all practising midwives will have completed full training, including in-person components by the October 1, 2022 renewal deadline, unless otherwise stated by the College.

Option 1: Option 2:


Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
 
Full NRP training completed through the Canadian
Paediatric Society (CPS) within the previous 12 months in accordance with the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and Approved Courses document.  

Valid certificate uploaded to the Member Portal. Certificate will be valid for 12 months from the date of training.
Completion of the CPS online NRP examination.  

Declaration of completed activities to be included with application for class change.  
  
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
 
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

All components of a BLS or HCP CPR training course completed within the previous 24 months in accordance with the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and Approved Courses document.  

Valid certificate uploaded to the Member Portal. Certificate will be valid for 24 months from the date of training.
Completion of online interim/blended learning through one of the approved CPR course providers as outlined in the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and Approved Courses document.  

Declaration of completed activities to be included with application for class change.
  
Emergency Skills (ES)
 
Emergency Skills (ES)

Full emergency skills training course completed
within the previous 24 months in accordance with the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and   Approved Courses document.  

Valid certificate uploaded to the Member Portal. Certificate will be valid for 24 months from the date of training.

Completion of all online components of an approved emergency skills course in accordance with the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and Approved Courses document.  

Declaration of completed activities to be included with application for class change.
 

You can read the College’s Continuing Competency Requirements and Approved Courses document here.

If you have any questions, or need further clarification, please email registration@cmo.on.ca.