Midwives Continuing Education

License Renewal Requirements

Licensed midwives are required to complete 20 contact hours of approved midwifery education every two years (within each license cycle).

A retired midwife license renewal requires 5 hours of approved midwifery continuing education.


Approved Coursework

Course content must include new developments in the field of midwifery or knowledge in the field of midwifery.

Courses must be provided by an accredited body, including:

  • Professional associations for midwifery, nursing, social work or medicine
  • Colleges, universities or approved courses in basic midwifery education
  • Nursing, medical or healthcare organizations
  • State Board of Nursing or Medicine
  • Department of Health
  • Hospitals

Pre-License Continuing Education Course

Prior to applying for your initial license, you must provide proof of completing a continuing education course on the current Texas Midwifery Basic Information and Instructors Manual (PDF).

Any midwifery association that grants continuing education credit may offer a course on the Manual.

The Association of Texas Midwives (ATM) offers this course by correspondence.