Note: This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 edition of our On Call newsletter. Click here to read the full issue.
In light of the ongoing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the various pressures facing midwives, we are pleased to announce that we are streamlining renewal 2021 and extending the renewal period.
1. Renewal Period
This year the renewal period will be extended, enabling midwives to successfully renew their registration up to November 1, 2021. Renewal will continue to be implemented online and more information about registration renewal will be available to midwives in the coming months.
2. Continuing Competencies
As we shared in February 2021, the College has outlined two options for meeting the continuing competency requirements in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Skills (ES) for 2021.
- Option 1: Complete an approved continuing competency course(s) including the in-person component.
- Option 2: Complete the online components of an approved continuing competency course(s) and skills review/practice.
To further assist in easing the administrative burden for midwives during this challenging time, practising midwives will not be required to upload training certificates and will only be required to complete a declaration within the renewal form noting completion of option 1 or option 2.
Midwives should maintain records of activities undertaken should the College request the information at a later date.
To review the options and requirements for 2021, click here.
3. Active Practice Requirements (APR)
This year, midwives will not be required to submit their annual active practice reports. While midwives are expected to continue practising in accordance with the conditions on their certificates of registration, including working towards meeting the active practice requirements, midwives are not required to report their birth numbers this year.