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Licensing

Council of Licensed Midwifery

Licensure Examination Requirements
For those candidates who are eligible and have not yet secured licensure in any other state.
 
General Requirements
  • 21 years of age when applying for licensure
  • Complete application to the Council office
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • General Emergency Care Plan
  • Proof of Liability Insurance in the amount of $100,000 per claim and $300,000 minimum annual aggregate.
  • An official transcript from an approved midwifery training program
  • Documentation of a passing score on the North American Registry of Midwives written examination
  • Payment of all applicable fees
  • Passed the college level academic scholastic test (CLAST) or taken three college-level credits each of math and English, or can demonstrate competencies in communication and computation by passing the College Level Equivalent Proficiency (CLEP) test in communication and computation.

Examination Information 
The North American Registry of Midwives' (NARM) written examination is Florida's midwifery licensure examination.

NARM Applications
Applications Team
PO Box 420
Summertown, TN 38483
888-426-1280 or 931-964-4234
applications@narm.org 

Testing Department:

Ida Darragh
PO Box 7703
Little Rock, AR 72217
888-353-7089 or 501-296-9769
testing@narm.org
 
Licensure Endorsement
For those candidates who are eligible and have secured licensure in at least one other state. 
 
General Requirements
  • 21 years of age when applying for licensure
  • Submit application to the Council office
  • Proof of Liability Insurance in the amount of $100,000 per claim and $300,000 minimum annual aggregate.
  • Must have completed one of the approved midwifery programs.
  • Submits a valid certificate or diploma from a foreign institution of medicine or midwifery or from a midwifery program offered in another state which bears the seal of the institution or is otherwise authenticated, provided the requirements are deemed substantially equivalent to or exceeds those established by Chapter 467 and Rule 64B24, Florida Administrative Code
  • Payment of all applicable fees
  • Must take and pass the State examination (unless North American Registry Examination for midwives was taken and passed prior to making application for state licensure)
  • A foreign trained applicant must provide a certified translation of the certificate or diploma earned from the foreign institution of medicine or midwifery
  • The document which renders the foreign trained applicant eligible to practice medicine or midwifery in the country in which that document was issued
  • Clarification if there is any deviation as to how the applicant's name appears on the face of documents in support of the application
  • Evidence of a passing score on the licensure examination
  • Those applying from another state must provide a valid unrestricted certificate or license to practice midwifery.
  • Submit an authenticated copy of the certificate or diploma awarded by the midwifery program which was approved by the certifying body of the state in which it was located
  • A copy of the other state's laws and rules under which the applicant's certificate or license was issued
  • Official transcripts from the midwifery program which document classroom instruction and clinical training
  • Passed the college level academic scholastic test (CLAST) or taken three college-level credits each of math and English, or can demonstrate competencies in communication and computation by passing the College Level Equivalent Proficiency (CLEP) test in communication and computation.

Temporary Licensure in an Area of Critical Need
In order to qualify for a temporary certificate an applicant must meet the requirements of licensure by endorsement under Chapter 467.0125, Florida Statutes and Rule 64B24-2.004, Florida Administrative Code.

General Requirements
  • A completed application and the application fee.
  • Proof of Liability Insurance in the amount of $100,000 per claim and $300,000 minimum annual aggregate.
  • Documentation which evidences the active pursuit of licensure through endorsement
  • Documentation of the area of critical need pursuant to section 467.0125(2)(a), Florida Statutes, and name of the individual who will serve as the midwife's supervisor. This individual must be a physician licensed pursuant to the chapter 458 or chapter 459, a certified nurse midwife licensed pursuant to chapter 464, or a midwife licensed pursuant to chapter 467, who had a minimum of 3 years of professional experience. Temporary licensees must have a letter from their supervisor mailed directly to the Council office by the supervisor
  • A temporary certificate is valid for 2 years only and is not renewable. The candidate should be actively seeking to take the 4 month pre-licensure course. Additional fees for the examination and the licensure through endorsement will be assessed once the 4 month program has been successfully completed.
  • A temporary licensee shall only work within the area of critical need.

Fees

Make checks or money orders payable to the "Department of Health." Applicants and licensees are responsible for the fees outlined in applicable board or department rule at the time an application is received. If you have questions, please contact the board office for more information.


Licensure by Exam Fees
Application Fee $200.00 (non-refundable)
Licensure Fee $500.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee $5.00
Total Fee: $705.00


Licensure by Endorsement Fees
Application Fee  $200.00 (non-refundable)
Endorsement Fee $250.00
Licensure Fee $500.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee $5.00
Total Fee: $955.00


Temporary Certificate Fees
Application Fee $200.00 (non-refundable)
Temporary Certificate Fee $50.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee $5.00
Total Fee: $255.00

   
4-Month Pre-licensure Evaluation Fee
Application Fee $100.00 (non-refundable)