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LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for licensure as a Midwife (L.M.) in Wyoming you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a legal inhabitant of the United States
  • Be a legal inhabitant of the United States
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have not been convicted of a crime which in the judgment of the board renders you unfit to practice midwifery
  • Have not provided materially false or misleading information to the board
  • Hold a current credential as a certified professional midwife by the NARM
  • Have graduated from a midwifery education program accredited by the MEAC or a similar successor organization. If you have not graduated from a midwifery education program accredited by the MEAC or a similar successor organization, you must:
Have five (5) years experience practicing as a licensed or certified midwife in another state, and have successfully completed board approved courses in the treatment of respiratory distress in newborns, pharmacology, the treatment of shock, intravenous therapy, and suturing specific to midwives as follows:

Treatment of respiratory distress in newborns- current certification in neonatal resuscitation obtained through completion of American Heart Association approved cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses and American Academy of Pediatrics approved neonatal resuscitation courses.

Pharmacology specific to midwives- training obtained through completion of MEAC approved courses, or other courses sponsored by or approved by the Board which cover all drugs listed in the formulary.

Treatment of shock- training obtained through completion of MEAC approved courses or other courses approved by the Board.

Intravenous therapy- training obtained through completion of MEAC approved courses or other courses approved by the Board.

Suturing specific to midwives- training obtained through completion of MEAC approved courses or other courses approved by the Board.

  • Have completed a practicum or course of practical experience in midwifery, acquiring the full range of entry-level midwifery skills as defined in the NARM Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) and on the NARM Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Essential for Competent Practice Verification Form 201.
  • Provide the board fingerprints and other information necessary for a criminal history record background check.
  • You may be required to appear for a personal interview with the board if the Application Review Committee deems an interview appropriate.
RECIPROCAL LICENSE


An individual holding a license in good standing to engage in the practice of midwifery under the laws of another state may, upon approval of the Board, be issued a license in this state, provided:

  • The applicant is currently licensed or certified by any state with requirements at least as stringent as this state;
  • The applicant holds current certification as a certified professional midwife by the NARM;
  • The applicant meets the above licensure requirements; and
  • The applicant has not been sanctioned in another state without resolution satisfactory to the Board.
PROVISIONAL LICENSE


The Board may issue a provisional license in 4 instances:

  • While an application is pending Board action under the following restrictions:
    • The applicant must be under the supervision of:
      • a Wyoming licensed midwife; or
      • a person licensed by the Wyoming Board of Medicine; or
      • a certified nurse midwife licensed by the Wyoming Board of Nursing.
    • The applicant is not under revocation, suspension, investigation or disciplinary restriction in another state.
    • This provisional license is only valid until action is taken on the application for full licensure.
  • While a person, such as a student midwife, is undertaking the practicum required for licensure:
    • The person must be under the supervision of:
      • a Wyoming licensed midwife; or
      • a person licensed by the Wyoming Board of Medicine; or
      • a certified nurse midwife licensed by the Wyoming Board of Nursing.
    • This provisional license is only valid for one (1) year.
  • While a person is providing education and instruction in midwifery:
    • The person is licensed or certified in another state with requirements at least as stringent as Wyoming’s.
    • This provisional license is only valid for thirty (30) days.
    • (Note: A provisional license is not required in order to provide classroom instruction or continuing education that does not involve participation at a birth.)
  • While a person is acting as a locum tenens for a Wyoming licensed midwife:
    • The person is licensed or certified in another state with requirements at least as stringent as Wyoming’s.
    • This provisional license is only valid for thirty (30) days.