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Continuing Competencies


2021 Neonatal Resuscitation Program, CPR, and Emergency Skills Requirements


Midwives renewing their registration in 2021

There are two options for meeting the continuing competency requirements in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Skills (ES) for 2021. 

Option 1: Complete an approved continuing competency course(s) including the in-person component. 

Option 2: Complete the online components of an approved continuing competency course(s) and skills review/practice. 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.

Practising midwives renewing in 2021 will not be required to upload training certificates, and will only be required to complete a declaration within the renewal form noting completion of Option 1 or Option 2. Practising midwives should still maintain records of activities undertaken should the College request the information at a later date. 


If any of your continuing competency certificates expire on or before September 30, 2021, you are required to complete either Option 1 or Option 2 by the renewal deadline of November 1, 2021, and complete the declaration within the renewal form. No upload of certificates is required.

If any of your certificates expire between October 1, 2021 and November 1, 2021, they are considered valid for the 2021 Renewal. You will only need to complete the declaration within the renewal form. No upload of certificates is required.

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 regadmin@cmo.on.ca.


New applicants, or midwives changing their class of registration from Inactive to General in 2021

There are two options for meeting the continuing competency requirements in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Skills (ES) for 2021. 

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 included with registration application or uploaded to the Member Portal. Certificate will be valid for 12 months from the date of training.

Completion of CPS recommended adjunct learning, including review of neonatal clinical guidance around COVID-19 and completion of online NRP examination.  

Declaration of completed activities to be included with application forms for registration and class change as applicable.  
  
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 included with registration application or 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 forms for registration and class change as applicable.
  
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 included with registration application or 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 forms for registration and class change as applicable.
 

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 regadmin@cmo.on.ca.