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Applications for initial registered midwife registration in British Columbia

Initial applications

The following​ applications​ provide information about the different paths to midwifery registration in British Columbia. Choose the option that best applies to you; if you have questions, contact BCCNM Registration Services at​ or 604.742.6200 (1.866.880.7101 toll-free within Canada only).

Graduates of recognized midwifery education prog​​rams 

​Apply in this category if you graduated from a BCCNM-recognized midwifery education program in Canada.

Canadi​​​an mid​wives​

Apply as a Canadian midwife if you are currently registered in another Canadian jurisdiction and hold practising midwife registration (or its equivalent) in that jurisdiction.

Internationally-educated m​​​idwives

Internationally-educated midwives who wish to practice midwifery in B.C. must complete one of the BCCNM-recognized bridging programs.

Midw​​ifery st​​udents

All students enrolled in UBC’s midwifery education program and any student from BCCNM recognized midwifery education programs wishing to do a placement in B.C.

Temporary emergency registration

Temporary emergency registration enables former registrants and other qualified individuals to register quickly on a short-term basis to assis with emergency health care response in B.C. BCCNM is curently granting temporary emergency registration to assist with COVID-19 pandemic efforts. 

Registration resources

Complex applications and Registration Committee

Some applications are complex and require review and decision by the Registration Committee.

Each BCCNM designation has its own set of Standards of Practice.

900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1S4

​Toll-free 1.866.880.7101 (within Canada only)