Midwives Exam Information

National Midwifery Exam

Applicants for initial licensure must provide proof of successfully completing the NARM midwifery exam or status as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) from NARM.

If you do not hold a CPM certification, you will receive notice from the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) of your eligibility to take the exam after submitting your completed Texas midwife license application form.

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Texas Midwives Jurisprudence Exam

The Jurisprudence Examination will test your knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to midwifery as described in the current Texas Midwifery Basic Information and Instructor Manual (PDF).

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The fee for the jurisprudence exam is $34.

New Licenses

All applicants for initial licensure must submit proof of completing the jurisprudence examination at the time they submit their Texas Midwife License Application.

License Renewals

Licensed Midwives must additionally submit proof of passing the jurisprudence examination in the four years preceding renewal. Applicable fees are paid directly to the vendor for the jurisprudence examination.

Important Timeframes

Please note, upon paying the jurisprudence exam registration fee, your exam must be completed within 30 days. After 30 days, your fee and registration will expire and your exam will be invalidated. To take the jurisprudence exam again, you will need to re-register and pay a new fee.