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How You, as a Licensed Midwife, Can Become a CPM

There is a very streamlined and inexpensive process for state-credentialed midwives to become CPMs!

Here is the process:

  1. Visit the NARM website at www.narm.org.

  2. Click on How to become a CPM, and then go to the section called Legal Recognition in States Previously Evaluated for Educational Equivalency. Many states now require or accept the CPM for state licensure. Other states have a specific licensure application process that requires the NARM exam but not the full CPM credential. Midwives who hold a license from states that have been evaluated for educational equivalency may apply for a CPM after passing the NARM exam. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington. Alaska, Arizona, and South Carolina have extra documentation forms that must be filled out. New Hampshire and Arkansas are working on the
    equivalency process.

  3. You are eligible for this streamlined process if you have a current license from one of the approved states and passed the NARM exam after 1995. Order an application from NARM Applications, P.O. Box 420, Summertown, TN 38483

  4. The cost of becoming a CPM will be the difference between what you paid to take the NARM exam and the current fee ($700) plus a $50 application fee. Everyone must purchase the application. If you paid $700 to take the exam, no further fees will be required for the CPM certification.


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