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Council of Licensed MidwiferyCustomer Contact CenterCouncil OfficeMailing Address (applications)
Council of Licensed Midwifery
PO Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Council of Licensed Midwifery
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255
Continuing Education is required as part of the license renewal process. The Department provides several resources that may be of use in determining whether your Continuing Education has been completed.
This resource can be used to confirm that your CE transcript is complete for the current renewal cycle.
CEBroker lists available CE courses that may be used for renewal, and is also used to report CE completion.
- Renewal CE Requirements - First Renewal
- Renewal CE Requirements - Subsequent Renewals
If a license is issued in the first year of the biennium (in an even year), the licensee will be required to satisfy all Continuing Education hour requirements prior to their first renewal.
If a license is issued in the second year of the biennium (in an odd year), the licensee will not be required to satisfy all Continuing Education hour requirements prior to their first renewal. The licensee will be required to complete only a two hour course in Prevention of Medical Errors.
|General hours||16||Must have clinical relevance to the practice of midwifery.|
|Prevention of Medical Errors||2||This course is required for all licensed health care practitioners per section 456.013(7), Florida Statutes.|
|Laws and Rules||1||Course covering the Medical Practice Act (456, F.S.), the Midwifery Practice Act (467, F.S.), and Rule Title 64B24, Florida Administrative Code.|
|HIV/AIDS||1||Course should include information on current Florida law on acquired immune deficiency syndrome and its impact on testing, confidentiality of test results, treatment of patients, and any protocols and procedures applicable to human immunodeficiency virus counseling and testing, reporting, the offering of HIV testing to pregnant women, and partner notification issues pursuant to ss. 381.004, F.S., and 384.25, F.S.|
2 hours are required every third biennium (every six years) in addition to the 20 required hours above.
Courses on domestic violence must be a minimum of one hour in duration, and must cover the substantive areas set forth in Section 456.031, Florida Statutes, as it pertains to the practice of midwifery. Courses on domestic violence must be approved by a state or federal agency or professional association in the United States or offered by an approved Continuing Education provider. Home study courses on domestic violence will be accepted.
To locate board approved CE Courses for Licensed Midwife, please click here.
A complete, searchable list of approved Continuing Education providers and courses can be found at www.CEBroker.com. Midwifery Continuing Education providers are approved per Rule 64B24-6.004, Florida Administrative Code.
- Rule Approved Providers - Other Boards
- Rule Approved Providers - Organizations
- Alternative CE Methods
Courses offered by Continuing Education Providers for the following Boards and Councils may be used to satisfy Continuing Education requirements, provided the course(s) completed apply to the practice of Midwifery:
- Florida Board of Nursing
- Florida Board of Medicine
- Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine
- Florida Board of Pharmacy
- Florida Board of Psychology
- Florida Board of Massage Therapy
- Florida Board of Acupuncture
- Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
- Dietetic and Nutrition Practice Council of Florida
Courses offered by the following organizations may be used to satisfy Continuing Education requirements, provided the course(s) completed apply to the practice of Midwifery:
- Council-approved Midwifery Schools
- American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
- Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
- American Medical Association (AMA) Category I programs
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Category I programs
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Public Health Service
- American Red Cross
- American Cancer Society
- National Safety Council
Videocassette (Home Study) Courses
Videocassette (home study) courses may be used to complete up to five hours of continuing education.
For Midwives Residing Outside Florida
Courses approved by state agencies which regulate health care professionals may be used to satisfy continuing education requirements. Courses must have clinical relevance to the practice of midwifery and must meet minimum standards for approved continuing education in Florida.
The Department may consider additional coursework on an individual basis. A written request and appropriate documentation must be provided to Council staff to verify the course meets minimum standards for continuing education.