As a midwife you are entrusted with the care of new life and the life that gives breath to it.
IRM takes this to heart which is why it is our desire to raise the standard of midwifery care worldwide by certifying independent and autonomous, highly skilled and compassionate midwives- most of whom will serve as Humanitarian or Missionary Midwives.
The CIM application and exam fee is $1500 USD.
If applying as an entry level applicant under a preceptor, this fee is split into 3 payments of $500. Each phase of training requires a $500 payment towards your total exam fee.
If applying as an Experienced Midwife or already Certified/Licensed Midwife, the full exam fee of $1500 is due at the time of application.
Please email us for payment instructions.
Needs based scholarships are available. Please email for details.
Requirements for Entry Level Midwife, training under an IRM registered preceptor are as follows:
Your training must include both clinical training with an IRM registered preceptor AND didactic education through a formal Midwifery education program of your choosing.
The minimum timeframe of your didactic and clinical training, from the time you register with IRM as a phase 1 student, must span 3+ years.
Please keep in mind that 3 years is a bare minimum and in the vast majority of scenarios, your initial training in order to complete the following clinical phases with a preceptor, plus your didactic education, will span 4-5 years before you will qualify to sit for the CIM exam.
We highly recommend that you train under multiple preceptors and in multiple countries.
The maximum timeframe to complete your training once you have submitted Phase 1 paperwork, is 8 years.
Please submit the full CIM exam fee of $1500 with your Experienced Midwife application. Please email for payment instructions.
Requirements for Experienced Midwife applicant, without training under a CIM registered preceptor:
Please submit the full $1500 CIM exam fee with your application, under the already certified or licensed Midwife exam route. Please email for payment instructions.
Requirements for already certified or licensed Bridge Midwife applicants:
Email with questions or to return completed application documents:
Effective January 1, 2019, CIM certification must be renewed every 4 years. Please contact us for complete renewal requirements.
International Registry of Midwives (IRM) is an accredited affiliate of the World Organization of Natural Medicine and Clinics for Humanity™.
Clinics for Humanity ™ is operated in collaboration with the Sovereign Order of St. Paul and the Orthodox Order of Knights Hospitallers.
All certifications offered by IRM are accredited by the board of natural doctors and practitioners.
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