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Midwifery Licensure

Midwifery is regulated in more than 25 states through licensure, certification and registration. See a map showing the legal status of midwives across the country.

Graduates of our program are eligible to take the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam for registration as a certified professional midwife (CPM). Although the CPM is a national certification, licensure of the practice of midwifery (as with most professions) occurs on a state-by-state basis. In the states that license direct-entry midwives, the CPM credential or the NARM exam is part of the licensure process.