All continuing education taken by midwives for the purpose
of obtaining or renewing a midwifery license must be in accordance
with this section.
(1) Courses may be offered by any individual or organization
that meets the requirements for course approval established by this
(2) Course curriculum must provide an educational experience
(A) covers new developments in the fields of midwifery
or related disciplines; or
(B) reviews established knowledge in the fields of
midwifery or related disciplines; and
(C) shall be presented in standard contact hour increments
for continuing health education; and
(D) shall provide reasonable access for non-English
speakers and comply with federal and state laws on accessibility.
(3) Course coordinators and instructors.
(A) Course coordinators shall obtain course approval,
register and certify participant attendance, and provide attendance
certificates to participants following the course.
(B) Course instructors shall have training and/or credentials
appropriate for the course material they will teach.
(4) Course approval. Continuing education courses attended
to fulfill licensure or license renewal requirements shall be accepted
when the courses:
(A) satisfy the requirements of paragraph (2)(A) -
(B) are accredited by one of the following accrediting
(i) a professional midwifery association, nursing,
social work, or medicine;
(ii) a college, a university, or an approved basic
midwifery education course;
(iii) a nursing, medical, or health care organization;
(iv) a state board of nursing or medicine;
(v) a department of health; or
(vi) a hospital.