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Renewal 2021

In light of the pandemic and the pressures facing midwives, we are streamlining renewal 2021 and extending the deadline to November 1, 2021. Click here to add this deadline to your calendar.

Additionally, midwives are not required to submit their annual active practice reports or report on their participation in the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for the 2020-21 year. Instead, you will submit a declaration that you have participated in the QAP and request an exemption from reporting your activities to the College when you complete the renewal form. A declaration is not required for annual active practice reports.

If you’re changing your registration class, or resigning from the College, please visit this page to view the new processes.


What’s Required in 2021

The items you are required to submit are listed in the 2021 Renewal Form, which is accessible in the Member Portal. These items are:

  • Your renewal information
  • The Declaration and Exemption form regarding the 2020/2021 Quality Assurance Program
  • The continuing competencies declaration for practising midwives
  • An invoice to pay your 2021 fees: 

We suggest you begin the renewal process by gathering all of your information, including:

  • Practice Location details, including dates (past and current)
  • Hospital/Birth Centre Privilege details, including dates
  • Other Registration details (whether you practice midwifery in another jurisdiction, or are registered in any other profession)
  • Any new education information
  • Details of time spent practising and on call within the past 12 months
  • A calculator
  • Information related to any findings, charges or proceedings
  • Visa or MasterCard

With this information gathered, most midwives will be able to complete the renewal process in 30-45 minutes.

VERY IMPORTANT: Only once you have reached the page labelled “Submitted” have you successfully submitted your online renewal application to the College.  We encourage you to save this page for your records.

Helpful Hints

  • Renew Early! We experience the greatest renewal volume 7 days prior to the deadline. To avoid last-minute complications, give yourself (and us) sufficient time to resolve potential problems.
  • Use the latest version of Firefox or Chrome for best functionality.
  • View the Member Portal in “full-screen” on your computer.
  • Use only the PREVIOUS or NEXT tab keys at the bottom of every screen to navigate through the screens.
  • Enter all required information for each section before moving on to the next section.
  • The Member Portal will save all information in each section, allowing you to log in and out and complete the renewal application at your convenience.
  • Inactive registration class midwives will only see the pages required to complete their renewal application.

Continuing Competency Requirements

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. 

Practising midwives will not be required to upload training certificates and will only be required to complete a declaration within the renewal form. Midwives should maintain records of activities undertaken should the College request the information at a later date.

 To review the options and requirements for 2021, click here.

Quality Assurance Program

This year, midwives will not be required to report on their Quality Assurance Program (QAP) activities. While midwives are expected to continue participating in the QAP, they are not required to report their QAP activities to the College. Instead, midwives are required to submit a declaration that they have participated in the QAP and request an exemption from reporting their activities to the College. The Declaration and Exemption should be submitted by all midwives who have participated in some, or all, of their QAP activities.

A form to declare their participation in the 2020/21 QAP and to request an exemption is included in the renewal form. Midwives will declare “I participated in some or all of the 2020/21 Quality Assurance Program (QAP) activities and am requesting an exemption from reporting these activities to the College. The circumstances under which I am applying for an exemption from reporting are related to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

If you have any questions, please email qap@cmo.on.ca.

Active Practice Requirements

This year, midwives will not be required to submit their annual active practice reports. While midwives are expected to continue practising in accordance with the conditions on their certificates of registration, including working towards meeting the active practice requirements, midwives are not required to report their birth numbers this year.

Practice Location(s) and Information

All midwives are required to certify that their current and past practice information on file with the College is complete and accurate to the best of their ability. 

We encourage you to review your Public Register profile to identify any gaps, corrections, or duplicate information. You can access the Practice Location tab in the Member Portal to make changes before entering the renewal form. Changes can also be made directly in the renewal form.

If you cannot make a required correction to your practice information, send an email to regadmin@cmo.on.ca and College staff will make the correction. Additional guidance respecting practice location and information can be found in Step 4 of the renewal guide. Information about member reporting requirements is available here.

Registration Class Changes and Resignation Requests

To change your registration class, please refer to our page on changing registration class or resigning.