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Continuing Education - CHANGE IN ACNM POLICIES JANUARY 1, 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, will approve only CE applications for ACNM-produced educational content, or for ACNM state affiliates, ACNM Regional Meetings, ACME-accredited/pre-accredited education programs, and ACNM Educational Affiliates. As our professional environment has changed, we are responding to that change by focusing our internal resources on producing new educational content for our growing membership.

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
Evidence of ability to produce quality educational offerings
3. Not for profit
4. Yearly fee for unlimited CE approvals.
    Please contact [email protected] for more information about how to apply. Affiliation may be renewed annually. 

    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

    Continuing education (CE) is defined by ACNM as a learning experience beyond basic midwifery education, intended for CNMs/CMs. ACNM-approved CEs are those officially recognized by the Continuing Education Committee (CEC) of the ACNM Division of Advancement of Midwifery. This does not imply individual state recognition for nursing CEs.

    Continuing education is considered formal education programs/activities for professional development and training, or for credentialing, for which academic credit is not awarded. The educational experience should be designed to enlarge upon and go beyond the professional knowledge and skills learned in a midwifery education program, refresher course or internship, and/or to be outside of or in addition to routine professional obligations and responsibilities. Continuing education activities should promote professional goals for increased competency and excellence, and should be characterized by programs designed to introduce newly emerging concepts, principles, theories and research in health care.

    If you are an ACNM state affiliate, ACNM Regional Meeting Planner, or ACME-accredited/pre-accredited education program sponsoring an 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. This application can be completed and uploaded to the online application if you prefer. 

    If you are an ACNM Educational Affiliate, please email the competed Continuing Education Program Sponsor Application to [email protected].

    If you do not meet the above criteria, please do not apply for ACNM CE approval.

    If you are submitting an abstract for an ACNM-produced webinar session that will offer CEs to participants, please access our ACNM Webinar Abstract link to apply.

    Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the CE courses or CE application. 

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