Graduates from our certificate program gain the knowledge, abilities and skills necessary for entry-level midwifery practice. Graduates wishing to pursue the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) Certified Professional Midwife credential (CPM) will qualify under the MEAC Schools application route.
Over thirty states currently regulate direct-entry midwifery. Almost all of these states license or certify midwives by requiring either the CPM credential or a passing score on the NARM Written Examination. While graduating from our program and passing the NARM Written Examination leads to the CPM credential, application for state licensure/certification is required in many states. State licensing/certification applications are made separately from application to NMI or to NARM. While it is the responsibility of students to determine whether our program is an appropriate step on their path to licensure/certification in their anticipated state of practice, NMI Administrators assist students in this process. Contact us to learn more.
North American Registry of Midwives
Midwives Alliance of North America
“It helps to know that this path will get me where I want to be, in a competent and focused way.”
~ an NMI Student
To learn more, view the NMI Handbook.