The following outlines general license information; detailed information can be found using the application checklist
. You can apply for a Direct-Entry Midwife license online using the Quick Links to the right or by paper application (new version to come) to submit via mail.
A. Application Fee:
Original License Fee: $200.00
Exam Fee: $800.00
B. Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent and satisfactory completion of educational requirements listed in §37-27-201, MCA
C. Experience Requirements:
Under appropriate supervision, provision of 100 prenatal examinations, observations of 40 births, and participation as the primary birth attendant at 25 births, 15 of which included continuous care as per ARM 24.111.602.
D. Examination Information:
All applicants must pass the North American Registry of Midwives licensing examination (NARM) with a score of 75 or better or an exam endorsed by the Board. The NARM exam is acceptable only when administered by the Montana Board or when administered by proper NARM officials in conjunction with the annual Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) national meeting.
E. Renewal Period: March 1 through April 30
F. Renewal Fee: $550
G. Continuing Education Requirements: 14 hours/year