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Continuing Competencies


NRP, CPR, and ES Continuing Competency Requirements for 2021

Effective February 2021, the continuing competency requirements for applicants for registration, midwives applying to move from the Inactive to the General class, as well as practising midwives renewing their registration by the October 1, 2021 deadline are as follows:

Option 1: Satisfactory Evidence
Full course with in-person component

Option 2: Satisfactory Evidence
Partial course including online learning and skills review/practice – no in-person component


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 activities completed included with application forms for registration and class change, or renewal, as applicable.  

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.
  
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 activities completed included with application forms for registration and class change, or renewal, as applicable.  

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.  
  
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 activities completed included with application forms for registration and class change, or renewal, as applicable.  

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.  

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

Option 2 requirements also include the following:

  • completion of skills practice including hypothetical neonatal, cardiopulmonary and obstetrical emergency 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. 

The College will continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on continuing competency requirements and will advise applicants and midwives accordingly.

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