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Active - Life Memberships

Why purchase a Life Membership?

The obvious reason is financial - pay all of your national dues now - at today's rate - and never have to worry about paying your national dues again. Especially as dues rates inevitably go up. But there are other things to consider as well. Whether you're a relatively new midwife or a senior midwife who may be approaching retirement (or is retired), you possess an invaluable wealth of knowledge and expertise that other midwives would love to learn from. As you find yourself in or closer to retirement, you may also find that you've found precious time as well. regardless of where you are in your midwifery career, people want to learn from you. So, here are a few thoughts on how you may choose to spend some of your valuable time while staying engaged with ACNM (and we would be the better for it!):

Mentor - share what you've learned!


We are developing a mentor program that will collect information from those who want to mentor and match them to those who need a mentor. As a life member of ACNM, you will be an invaluable resource to midwives – especially students and new midwives around the country!

Volunteering and Leadership


There are many state and national opportunities for volunteering and leadership positions with ACNM. You can lend your expertise to several open national positions listed on our “Volunteer Opportunities” page. You could also let your affiliate know that you are interested in opportunities at the local level, like helping out with state advocacy issues.


Active-Life Membership Categories


ACNM has 2 Life Member categories - Active-Life and Active-Life (65+). Both are lifelong full voting memberships in the College and are open to any CNM or CM. Along with the added benefit of listing your Practice on Find-A-Midwife, membership includes a subscription to the bi-monthly Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (including online access), the quarterly newsletter Quickening and the weekly e-newsletter ACNM SmartBriefs.

Active-Life Membership - $5,475*


Full voting membership in the College for the rest of your life. Open to any CNM or CM.

*Plus Annual Affiliate Dues

New! Active-Life (65+) - $2,738*

Senior midwives have often expressed the desire to affordably remain active in ACNM and continue contributing to the future of midwifery. We definitely heard you, and have designed a national membership rate that you can pay once and never have to worry about national dues again! ACNM is honored to offer this to midwives, 65 and older, who have given so much of themselves and their career to midwifery. If you qualify for this category, we hope that you will take advantage of this offer. We value your wisdom and expertise and hope this helps you stay actively engaged for life with full voting privileges at an affordable rate!

We’ve cut the current Active-Life rate in half as our thanks to you, and you now only pay $2,738! 

Take advantage of this specially-priced Active-Life membership rate, keep all the benefits of full, voting active membership and let your voice be heard - for life!

*Plus Annual Affiliate Dues


"How do I sign up?"


You just need to download and complete the Life Member Application, then send back to us by email, fax or mail.

There are 2 options for paying your Life Member dues:

1. All at once  If you will be paying the full amount today, you can simply join online or download and print the application by clicking here and then emailing, mailing or faxing it to us.

2. Quarterly  You could also pay for your Life Membership over a year by clicking here to download the application to send in. Please note that this option requires that you use a credit card and pay a $25 administrative fee. Don't forget to include your annual affiliate dues.

Here's what your national dues payments would be. Your quarterly affiliate payments would be added to it:








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