Professional Licensure Disclosure

To ensure that students, applicants, and potential students have complete and up-to-date information from which to make their career plans post-graduation, Midwives College of Utah (MCU) maintains a consolidated resource of state-by-state midwifery licensure requirements for direct-entry midwives. The MCU Clinical Department updates the state-by-state midwifery licensure requirements at the end of each spring legislative session according to new laws and requirements that affect the licensure and practice status of direct-entry Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs).

Because state licensure requirements can change, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate midwifery licensing agency in your state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning and during enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery program at Midwives College of Utah.

The National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) is the membership organization specifically representing Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) in the United States. NACPM has prepared a series of briefing papers and recommendations, Midwifery Landscape and Future Directions for CPMs, “designed to answer questions and engage midwives in further conversations about the future of the profession.”

As of 2021, 36 states regulate CPMs, most through licensure; New York authorizes CPM practice by statute. With each new legislative session, new states are providing licensing options. As noted in the briefing paper Licensure and Regulation, NACPM is “committed to securing licensure for Certified Professional Midwives in all 50 states and U.S. territories based on the standards set by the profession for certification, education, scope of practice, and standard of care.”