Benefits of ACNM Membership

ACNM membership is open to certified nurse-midwives (CNMs), certified midwives (CMs), and students enrolled in ACME-accredited midwifery education programs (Student category) as well as any other interested professionals (Associate category). Click Here to see a full list of membership categories and eligibility requirements. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding ACNM membership, please contact the Membership Dept. at (240) 485-1825 or email

ACNM works for you by designing and providing benefits and services which assist you in serving your patients, your community, and your profession. Your decision to join ACNM will benefit you and the entire profession. There is strength in numbers.

Heightened Public Awareness of the Profession

  • National marketing campaigns to make the public more aware of midwives and midwifery. Visit to see how ACNM is engaging the public and educating them about midwifery!
  • Updated for 2013: Evidence-Based Practice: Pearls of Midwifery presentation provides members with a tool to explain the art and evidence behind midwifery
  • Promoting greater professional recognition and identity
  • Consumer resources such as our new Normal Birth Consumer Document , the Share with Womenhandout series published by the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health and the Find A Midwife online midwifery practice locator
  • Marketing midwifery by representing the profession at health care conventions and tradeshows, such as the American Public Health Association International Confederation of Midwives, and National Student Nurses Association.
  • ACNM's Department of Global Outreach extends the mission with training and advocacy programs around the world.


Support Regarding Business and Clinical Practice Issues:

  • Endorsed Liability insurance program for members from Contemporary Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Officite LLC providing member discounted Web site design and hosting for midwifery practices and individual providers
  • Consultative assistance on employment practices, clinical practice issues, billing and reimbursement issues, and quality of care issues
  • Guidance on regulatory and institutional accreditation issues
  • National representation with relevant external health agencies
  • Practice support publications, such as white papers, clinical bulletins, and position statements found in the online ACNM Library.


Government Affairs Activities:

  • Input on important issues through the College's national office in Silver Spring, MD, just outside Washington, DC.
  • Liaison with regulatory bodies such as CMS and HHS, as well as state regulatory agencies
  • Speak Out for Midwifery, an interactive online tool that allows members to communicate with their federal and state policymakers
  • Tracking and analysis of state legislation and regulations including an Online Tracking Center for members
  • Comprehensive state policy guidance, including summaries of state laws and regulations governing midwifery 
  • Provide strategic consultation, issue briefings and state lobby day plans to ACNM affiliates and their lobbyists
  • Answer questions concerning state legislative and regulatory requirements and provisions
  • Advocacy for midwifery causes with Midwives-PAC.
  • Lobbying on federal and state midwifery issues
  • Coordination of grassroots lobbying efforts


Support for Midwifery Education:

  • Engage federal funders to ensure that there is an adequate supply of CNMs/CMs
  • Collaborate with the A.C.N.M. Foundation to fund student scholarships
  • Printed materials, speaking engagements, and exhibits aimed at recruiting nurses into the profession
  • Development and maintenance of the Standards and Core Competencies
  • Identification of sources for student scholarships and/or loan programs

Publications that inform and educate:

Opportunities for continuing education:


Special discount programs:


Opportunities to lead or be recognized:

Web site services, such as:


Other Programs:

Does your employer pay your Annual Dues?

If not, click here for ideas on how to sell them on the value of ACNM membership.

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