Guidelines

The Application for Registration Form and these guidelines are based on the regulations governing the midwifery profession.

Part 1

Bridging Program
Choose the bridging program you completed. Include the date you started the program and the date you completed the program.

Anticipated Registration Date
Enter the date you wish to be registered. Please allow for a processing time of 4 – 6 weeks.

Part 2

Personal Data and Contact Information
Personal contact information is used by the CMM for direct contact with members, and is not released to the general public. The CMM maintains a public register that includes all practice and professional information on each member. It is important that you keep the CMM informed of any changes to your contact information so that we may contact you regarding your application and registration.

Full Legal Name
Enter your full legal name. If any of the documentation you are providing with your application is in any name other than your current legal name, you must provide documentation regarding the change of name. A legible photocopy of official photo identification (driver’s license, passport, photo health card, etc.) is required to confirm your legal name.

Previous Name(s)
Enter any name, other than your current legal name, that you have ever been known by and the dates you were known by that name.

Name Change
If you change your name any time after registration has been issued, you must notify the College within 30 days. A fee of $25 will be charged for updating the register and reissuing registration documents (College By-Laws).

Contact Numbers
As part of efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of communications with members, the College sends information electronically wherever possible. As a result, you must provide a personal e-mail address.

Part 3

Employment Eligibility
In order to work as a midwife in Manitoba you must be either a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or authorized under the Immigration Act (Canada) to engage in open employment in Canada.

Part 4

Professional Affiliations
In this section you must list all previous professional affiliations, including international affiliations and affiliations in other provinces and other health care professions. Details for each affiliation must be provided, as listed.

Part 5

Education and Experience 
Midwifery Education: Please complete the information regarding your midwifery education.

Clinical Experience Requirements: Please indicate if you meet the minimum clinical experience requirements as defined in the Midwifery Regulation

Supporting Documentation

Please ensure a copy of your Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam results are forwarded to the CMM. 

For Gap Training or Bridging Program Applicants: Clinical experience requirements are verified by your Final Report, Clinical Experience Record and Final Evaluation.  Please arrange for your program to forward these items directly to the CMM.

Part 6

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required annually. The minimum required standard of performance is the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (Level C). As per the CMM Standard on Continuing Competency in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation you must submit, with your application form, a copy of your certificate in CPR valid within the previous 12 months. Or, if you are a CPR instructor, you may submit proof of your instructor status and proof of having taught a minimum of one class in the previous 12 months. Provide the date you completed the training on the application form.

Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP)
Training in neonatal resuscitation (NRP) is required annually. The Canadian Paediatric Society’s Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is the accepted standard of performance. As per the CMM Standard on Continuing Competency in Neonatal Resuscitation you must submit, with your application form, a copy of your certificate in NRP valid within the previous 12 months. Or, if you are an NRP instructor, you may submit proof of your instructor status and proof of having taught a minimum of one class in the previous 12 months. Provide the date you completed the training on the application form.

Part 7

Employment/Professional Liability Insurance

To be eligible for registration, you must provide proof of employment with a Manitoba Regional Health Authority (RHA) OR evidence of other Professional Liability Insurance.  In Manitoba most midwives are employed by RHAs.  Because you must have Professional Liability Insurance in order to practise, and Professional Liability Insurance is tied to employment, the CMM coordinates your first date of registration to occur on the start date of you employment.  You may submit your application for registration prior to receiving a letter of offer from an employer, but it must be received prior to registration.  If you need to arrange for alternate Professional Liability Insurance and provide the College of Midwives of Manitoba (CMM) with a photocopy of your Professional Liability Insurance plan.  Please contact CMM for details.

Part 8

Disclosure Professional Proceedings
Questions in this section relate to all previous experience, including experience in another profession or experience that occurred outside of Manitoba or outside of Canada. All questions must be answered Yes or No. For every Yes answer, you must provide a detailed explanation on an additional sheet of paper attached to the application.

Part 9

Authorization
The duty of the College is to protect the public. The College requires consent from the applicant to make the necessary inquiries to ensure the applicant’s suitability to practise.

In the course of practising midwifery, various agencies require proof of registration with the College. Some of these inquiries will be made directly to the College. The authorization provides the CMO with consent to release this information.

Registration will be revoked if a member knowingly makes a false or misleading statement in an application for a certificate of registration or an annual certificate.

You must ensure that this section is signed and dated. You may wish to keep a copy of your signed application for your records.

Part 10

Membership Agreement
You must read and sign the Membership Agreement.

 

Fees
You must submit your application fee and annual registration fee with your Application for Registration. See Task 3: Fees for fee amounts and installment schedule.

CMM must receive the following in order to process your application:

  • Application for Registration form
  • All required documents
  • Registration application fee
  • Annual registration fee
  • Reference forms

ImportantEnsure that your Reference Forms have been delivered to CMM.