Education & Careers
Being or becoming a midwife requires rigorous educational preparation as well as a commitment to improving women’s health care. This section of the ACNM website provides a multitude of resources for aspiring midwives, new midwives, and those in all stages of their careers.
Many different starting points for a career in midwifery are possible! Review information about these, and don’t miss the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Become a Midwife page. If you’ve received your midwifery education in another country, the pages for Foreign Educated Midwives will highlight the steps you must take in order to practice in the US.
For midwives who are returning to practice after time away from the profession, and for all those looking for midwifery jobs, we have suggestions and resources available for you. Looking for Continuing Education information? You’ve come to the right place.
Interested in a teaching career? We have networks for midwives who teach nurses, midwives, medical students and residents, and a wealth of resources for midwifery preceptors. You’ll also find information about our sister organizations: the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), which administers the national certification exam leading to the CNM and CM credentials, and to the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), which accredits midwifery education programs that enable graduates to sit for the AMCB exam.