Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs)
The CPM credential was created by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) to provide an educational certification for Direct Entry Midwives (DEMs). Midwives seeking the CPM credential also have a variety of training options available including apprenticeships, accredited and unaccredited midwifery schools and programs, and self study. In their training, CPMs must complete educational core content requirements, skills requirements, and experiential training to include home births. CPMs must sit for a national certifying exam and complete NARMs Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP). The typical time required to complete this training is 3-5 years. CPMs primarily practice in home birth settings. In order to become a licensed midwife in Vermont, CPM credential is needed to apply.