Recertification - Professional Activities
This refers to the activities that demonstrate how the midwife is involved in the midwifery profession. Such activities include, but are not limited to: mentoring midwives in the Midwifery First Year of Practice (MFYP) programme, supervision of students, members of Midwifery Standards Review (MSR) panels, presentations to colleagues. and attendance at conferences. An extensive list can be found by referring to the Professional Activities leaflet located at the bottom of this page.
For the Recertification Programme, midwives must collect a combined minimum of 50 points of elective education and professional activities over each three year period. A minimum of 15 points must be for elective education, and a minimum of 15 points must be for professional activities, the remaining minimum 20 points must be obtained through either elective education, professional activities or a combination of both. The total number of points required and their allocation was reduced as a result of the Council's consultation about the Recertification Programme (carried out at the end of 2007) and applies from 1 April 2008.
The document below lists professional activities which have already had points allocated. Midwives may also self-allocate points for professional activity according to criteria set by the Council. These criteria are also in the document below. Midwives engaged in some other activity which is neither pre-approved nor falling within the criteria for self allocation may write to or email Council with a description of the activity and a request that points be allocated.
For all activities, midwives should describe the activity and briefly reflect on their learning and professional development in their portfolio.
Professional Activities Leaflet May 2010 Adobe Acrobat Document: 85.5 KB, 13 seconds @ 56kbps