Midwives (RM)

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1. To become registered as a midwife in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), you must first complete a bridging or assessment program. To learn more about these programs, please visit the Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council.

2. You must pass the Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CMRE) administered by The Canadian Midwifery Regulators Council. Please visit the CMRC for additional information.

Please note: Internationally educated midwifery candidates are eligible to write the CMRE if they are in good standing in the final stage of a Canadian bridging or assessment program approved or recognized by The College of Midwives of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 3. Once you have successfully completed the CMRE exam, you can begin the application for registration for Midwifery in the NLCHP Portal. You will be required to pay a $60.00 non-refundable application fee.

Completion of the Application for Registration in the NLCHP Portal requires you upload the following documentation:

  • Color Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
  • Proof of pass of the national certification CRME exam
  • Proof of current completion of approved CPR course
  • Proof of current completion of neonatal resuscitation certificate
  • Proof of a current midwifery or obstetrical emergency skills certificate 
  • Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check dated within three months of your application date (originals must be forwarded to NLCHP office after uploading)
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (PLI)
  • Evidence of Policy – English Language Proficiency
  • Certificates of completion of the required online courses:

(1) Custodian-Direct Contact with Personal Health Information available on

(2) Direct Contact with Personal Health Information available on

(3) Jurisprudence Education for your Health Profession available at

You must also:

  • Request a Verification of Registration/Letter of Good Standing (s) from all jurisdictions where you are currently or have even been registered/licensed to practice. Please provide the jurisdiction with NLCHP’s Request Form: Letter of Good Standing Form. These letters must be sent directly to NLCHP from the Regulatory Body. For more information please see the Policy – Letter of Good Standing.
  • Ensure that Official Transcripts/Proof of Education program completion must be sent directly from your educational institution to the NLCHP.

*For additional information on Midwifery practice in NL, please visit the NLCHP website and the College of Midwives of NL (CMNL) . Please note once you become registered with the NLCHP, you are automatically registered with the College.

Please allow four to six weeks to process your application once all your required documentation has been submitted to the NLCHP. NLCHP will notify you by email that your application for registration has been reviewed and request you to login to the NLCHP Portal to pay your registration fees. You will receive an email once your application is approved and your name has been added to the List of Registered Health Professionals. You are then eligible to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador. You are not able to commence employment, which includes orientation until your name has been added to the NLCHP List of Registered Health Professionals.

If any of the documents required are available in a language other than English, you must attach to the original an English copy translated by a certified translator.  All costs associated with translation are the responsibility of the applicant.

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