This change DOES NOT affect the process or fees for ACNM state affiliates, ACNM Regional Meetings, ACME-accredited/pre-accredited education programs.
If you would like to continue to submit your CE for approval, you may qualify to apply to become an ACNM Educational Affiliate. The criteria are as follows:
1. Midwifery or midwifery-related organization
2. Evidence of ability to produce quality educational offerings
3. Not for profit
4. Yearly fee for unlimited CE approvals.
If you have CE approval for an existing program, your CE will expire two years after it was issued. At this time, we will not be renewing CE approval for programs approved prior to December 30, 2021.
If you are no longer able to apply for ACNM CEs, the American Midwifery Certification Board accepts CEs for certificate maintenance from the following organizations:
ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) Category 1
AMA (American Medical Association) PRA Category 1
AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians)
AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)
NPWH (National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health)
ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for clearly identified advanced nursing practice conferences
CE Application for ACNM Affiliates, Regional Meetings, ACME-accredited/pre-accredited Education Programs
ACNM Affiliated Program Sponsors apply to the American College of Nurse-Midwives for program approval of contact hours for Continuing Education credits (CEs). ACNM continuing education programs should be designed for CNMs/CMs and other health professionals, and be relevant to the practice of midwifery.
If you are sponsoring an ACNM affiliated education program and would like to offer ACNM-approved CEs to participants, please access our CE Application link to apply.
Detailed instructions are included in the Continuing Education Program Sponsor Application.
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].
ACNM Consumer Alert
As you search for continuing education opportunities, please be cautious of the misrepresentation of ACNM endorsement and/or CEs. Contact ACNM to confirm that education offerings are approved for CEs before registering! Send your questions to [email protected].
Join the CE Reader Panel!
The Continuing Education (CE) Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on the CE Reader Panel. The primary role of members of the CE Reader Panel is to review continuing education programs for approval for ACNM continuing education units (CEs). Members are appointed by the Chair of the CE Committee for a three-year term, subject to reappointment by the Chair. This is a great and simple way to serve your profession to ensure quality continuing education for midwives.
If you are interested in joining the CE Reader Panel, please email a current CV and letter of intent to:
Victoria Burslem MSN, CNM, CNE(cl), FACNM
Continuing Education Chair