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Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives

Welcome to the New Mexico Certified Nurse Midwives and Licensed Midwives home page.

The Maternal Health Program is responsible for the licensure and regulation of midwifery practice. Two types of midwives are licensed by New Mexico:

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) are independent practitioners educated in the disciplines of Midwifery and Nursing. CNMs maintain national certification through the American Midwifery Certification Board and licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) through the NM Board of Nursing or another Nursing Compact State . CNMs practice in all settings, including hospitals, clinics, and community settings.

Licensed Midwives (LM) are independent practitioners educated in Midwifery either through an accredited education program or a traditional apprenticeship model. LMs may hold national certification as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives . LM's practice in community settings, including homes and birth centers.

Click below on the service you require, and do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or needs for additional information:

PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION OF A NM MIDWIFERY LICENSE
Apply for a Midwifery License or Renew / Reinstate an Established License

The link above will connect you to the online license management system. You must create an account to apply for a license. If you already have an account, please log in using the email address that you originally used to establish a user id, even if your preferred email has changed.

Please ensure that all information is up to date on your user profile in the system.

LICENSE RENEWALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE 5TH OF THE MONTH THAT YOUR LICENSE IS DUE TO EXPIRE.

Midwives are required to track continuing education through CE Broker . Credits uploaded to CE Broker are automatically linked license renewal applications.

Requirements to obtain or renew a license are outlined in the practice rules for CNMs and LMs. (See links to Rules governing practice above).