Midwifery Training at CCI

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) –  International Definition of the Midwife

A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education program that is duly recognized in the country where it is located and that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery.

Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in our midwifery program. Your journey to becoming a professional midwife begins here. Our midwifery programs require students to gain a foundational education in the perinatal field. This includes being trained as a doula, childbirth educator and lactation educator as part of the pre-requisites to the Three-Year Direct-Entry Midwifery Program. We are excited to offer this education through Commonsense Childbirth Institute’s ‘Certified Childbirth Consultant‘ program.


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Our Program Prerequisites Include:

Our Program Prerequisites Include:

  • Doula Certification

  • Lactation Educator Certification

  • Childbirth Educator Certification

  • 1 College Level Math Course

  • 1 College Level English Course

  • 1 College Level Anatomy and Physiology Course

  • Completion of an HIV/AIDS Course

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification

  • CPR Certification

The Midwifery Core Curriculum is 2488 Clock Hours Over Three Years

The Three-Year Direct-Entry Midwifery Program is designed to meet the educational needs of the student  who  enrolls  with  no  prior  midwifery  or  nursing  education  and  requires  the completion of our Midwifery Core Curriculum. Additionally, training as a community health worker/ medical assistant and emergency medical technician are planned updates to the curriculum going forward.

This program provides students with the academic and clinical learning experiences required for graduation.

During their clinical externship, a student midwife under the supervision of a preceptor, shall undertake, the care of 50 women in each of the prenatal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods, but the same women need not be seen through all three periods.  The student midwife shall observe an additional 25 women in the intrapartal period.

Each woman’s birth experience is different and unique.  Knowing this, the exact number of hours required to attend the mandated number of birth experiences will vary.  However, students will spend at least 1440 clock hours in the clinical setting.

Graduates of the Three-Year Direct-Entry Midwifery Program will receive a Diploma in Midwifery from CCI.