Registration

In Alberta, the legislation regulating the profession of midwifery requires that a person must be registered with the College of Midwives of Alberta and hold a valid Practice Permit to practice midwifery. Midwives are also required to have liability insurance. For information regarding liability insurance, and to apply for courses of care, contact the Alberta Association of Midwives (AAM). A Registered Midwife MUST ALSO hold a valid PRACTICE PERMIT in order to provide midwifery services in Alberta.

Please note: Midwifery services are publicly funded through Alberta Health Services. We recommend that if you are applying for any midwifery position you ensure the position is funded by contacting Alberta Health Services at:  midwives@ahs.ca  

 

For Registration, an applicant must:

  • have successfully completed an approved program* of midwifery studies;
  • have successfully completed practice requirements as set out in the Midwives Profession Regulation (sec 3);
  • have successfully completed the approved examinations;
  • have
    • completed the above requirements within two years of application, or
    • completed an approved refresher program within one year of application
  • hold valid certification in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), obstetrical emergencies skills (ESW) and Fetal Health Surveillance (FHS).

* Approved program means educational programs approved by the College of Midwives of Alberta. There are several Canadian midwifery programs that have been approved. These include programs at University of British Columbia, McMaster University, Ryerson University and Laurentian University (Ontario), Universite de Trois-Rivieres (Quebec) and Mount Royal University (Calgary).

Routes to Alberta Midwifery Registration:

  1. New Graduates from an approved Canadian Midwifery Education Program
  2. Midwives registered with another Canadian Regulatory Body
  3. Internationally educated Midwives 

1) New Graduate from an approved Canadian Midwifery Education Program 

If a Registered Student with CMA - please use the change of permit form in the member section
If a graduate of an out of province program please use the "Application" button at the top of the page

For Registration under this route, an applicant must: 

  • Provide proof of successful completion of Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CMRE)
  • Provide original documentation of graduation, including transcripts
  • Upload proof of Current Certification in: CPR (valid within 2 years), ESW (valid within 2 years), FHS through Perinatal Services BC (valid within 2 years) and NRP (valid within 1 year)
  • Provide a current criminal record with vulnerable sector check (within 1 year )
  • For Out of Province applicants - submit payments of Registration application fee ($250)
  • Pay Practice Permit fee* ($3050): pro-rated by months of practice per year 
  • Pay Hearing Fund* ($1500)
    • *fees quoted are for 2020 and subject to change, confirm with CMA office for current fees, and payment methods 

2) Registration with another Canadian Regulatory body

Under the agreement for mobility between Canadian Regulators, a midwife who is registered in one Province may apply for registration in another Canadian jurisdiction. 

For Registration under this route, an applicant must:

  • Submit an Application for new registration through the "application" button on the top of the page
  • Request a Letter of Professional Standing from your previous provincial regulatory body(s): must be sent directly from regulator
  • Upload proof of Current certification in: CPR (valid within 2 years), ESW (valid within 2 years), FHS through Perinatal Services BC (valid within 2 years) and NRP (valid within 1 year) 
  • Provide original document of current criminal record with vulnerable sector check (within 1 year)
  • Pay Registration application fee* ($250)
  • Practice Permit fee* ($266.70/month- based on months of practice- confirm with CMA office)
  • Hearing Fund fee* ($1500)
    • * fees quoted are for 2020 and subject to change, confirm with CMA office for current fees, and payment methods 

Midwives applying from other Canadian Jurisdictions after December 2018 will be required to complete the Culture and Jurisprudence Examination. The exam link will be sent to you once your application has been received.

  2020 CMA Registration Fees for Applicants with Canadian Credentials  

Registration with the CMA

$ 250.00

CMRE

$ 750.00

Practice Permit with the CMA

$ 4500.00

*Please note that the Practice Permit Fee will only apply once the registration with the College has been approved.



Please see chart below for usual registration processing time:

  TIMELINE

ACTION

120
days

College receives a complete application
College notifies applicant that a complete application is received
College makes decision
College must give notice of the decision to the applicant as soon as reasonably possible

Within
30 days

If the applicant is not notified of the decision by 120 days the applicant may request a review

Within
30 days

Upon a request for review the registrar must notify the applicant of the date, time and place at which the council will conduct the review

60
days

A review must start no later than 60 days after the registrar is given the request for a review

120
days

Review a decision pursuant to a request for a review and make a decision

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