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Continuing Competencies


NRP, CPR, and ES Continuing Competency Requirements for 2021


Midwives who are renewing their registration in 2021

The College has outlined 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. 

For more information on the requirements for Option 1 and Option 2, please see below. To further assist in easing the administrative burden for midwives during this challenging time, 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 maintain records of activities undertaken should the College request the information at a later date. 


Renewal Requirements For Practising Midwives Based on Expiry Dates


Expiration Date

November 1 Continuing Competency Requirements for Renewal
On or before September 30, 2021
Complete Option 1 or Option 2 no later than November 1, 2021.  Then complete the declaration within the renewal form. No upload required.

Between October 1, 2021 up to November 1, 2021 or later
Complete the declaration within the renewal form.  No upload required.

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

If any of your certificates expire on October 1, 2021 or up to November 1, 2021, you only need to complete the declaration within the renewal form.  No upload is required.


Applicants and midwives seeking to change their class of registration from Inactive to General in 2021

The continuing competency requirements for applicants for registration and midwives applying to move from the Inactive to the General class are as follows:

Option 1: Satisfactory EvidenceFull course with in-person component.

Option 2: Satisfactory EvidencePartial 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 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. 

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.  

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 completed activities to be included with application forms for registration and class change 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 completed activities to be included with application forms for registration and class change 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.

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