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Midwifery Council Recertification Requirements

The impact of COVID-19 on CPD

Due to Covid-19, all CPD requirements were extended out by up to 12 months.

For example, if you were up to date on 1/4/2020 then add 12 months to your expiry date for emergency skills and Midwifery Skills Review.

For more details visit the Midwifery Council website()

1. Combined Emergency Skills Refresher

  • Incorporates maternal and neonatal resuscitation and emergency skills. 
  • Attendance at PrOMPT or ALSO will meet this requirement but a neonatal resuscitation update will have to be undertaken separately.
  • One day every year.

2. Continuing Midwifery Education

  • A minimum of eight (8) hours per annum.

3. Professional Activities

  • A minimum of eight (8) hours per annum.

4. Midwifery Standards Review

  • Every 3 years (MSR Panels have discretion to change this requirement)
  • New midwives will be reviewed at the end of their first year of practice.