Midwives Continuing Education

also see Midwives Continuing Education FAQs

After October 3, 2016, the requirements will remain the same for the renewal of a midwifery license.
Licensed midwives are required to complete 20 contact hours of approved midwifery education since March 1 of the previous 2-year license period. Additional requirements include proof of a current CPR certification for health care providers from an approved organization and proof of current certification for neonatal resuscitation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A retired midwifery license requires only 5 hours of approved midwifery continuing education.
Course content must include new developments in the field of midwifery or knowledge in the field of midwifery. Course must be provided by an accredited body which includes:

  • Professional Midwifery Association, Nursing, Social Work or Medicine
  • College, University or approved course in basic midwifery education
  • Nursing, Medical or Health Care Organization
  • State Board of Nursing or Medicine
  • Department of Health
  • Hospitals

Continuing education courses on the Texas Midwifery Basic Information and Instructor Manual can be found:

  • Any local midwifery association that grants continuing education (CE) credit may offer you a review course on the Manual, and issue you an acceptable CE certificate.

The licensee is responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education completions. Licensees are required to provide proof of the completion of the required continuing education to the Department during the renewal period.

Midwives Continuing Education FAQs

  1. Does the continuing education requirements for the renewal of my midwifery license change after October 3, 2016?
  2. How many hours of continuing education are required for the renewal of my midwifery license?
  3. What type of courses will be acceptable for credit as continuing education?
  4. Where can I find a continuing education course on the Texas Midwifery Basic Information and Instructor Manual?
  5. How many hours of continuing education are required for the renewal of a retired midwife license?

1. Does the continuing education requirements for the renewal of my midwifery license change after October 3, 2016?

No, the requirements will remain the same.

2. How many hours of continuing education are required for the renewal of my midwifery license?

Licensed midwives are required to complete 20 contact hours of approved midwifery education since March 1 of the previous 2-year license period.
Additional requirements include proof of a current CPR certification for health care providers from an approved organization and proof of current certification in neonatal resuscitation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The CPR card must be current, and show that the licensed midwife holds one of
the following certifications:

  • current CPR certification for health care providers from the American Heart Association;
  • current CPR certification for the professional rescuer from the Red Cross;
  • current CPR certification for healthcare and professional rescuer from the National Safety Council; or
  • equivalent certification issued by any provider of CPR certification for health care providers currently accepted by the Department of State Health Services' Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination;

Any other CPR card will not be acceptable for license renewal.

3. What type of courses will be acceptable for credit as continuing education?

Course content must include new developments in the field of midwifery or knowledge in the field of midwifery. Course must be provided by an accredited body which includes:

  • Professional Midwifery Association, Nursing, Social Work or Medicine
  • College, University or approved course in basic midwifery education
  • Nursing, Medical or Health Care Organization
  • State Board of Nursing or Medicine
  • Department of Health
  • Hospitals

4. Where can I find a continuing education course on the Texas Midwifery Basic Information and Instructor Manual?

  • The Association of Texas Midwives (ATM) offers this course by correspondence.
  • Any local midwifery association that grants continuing education (CE) credit may offer you a review course on the Manual, and issue you an acceptable CE certificate.

5. How many hours of continuing education are required for the renewal of a retired midwife license?

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