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Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives

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Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates due to limited resources and staffing vacancies. Official copies of license certificates are now provided in licensees’ individual MY LICENSE self-service portal accounts. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up for or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE here.

Public Notice:

Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives

On December 16, 2022, the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 14 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations concern changes to certification, renewal requirements, peer review, continuing competency, records and reports, and code of ethics. The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on December 23, 2022, and will go into effect on January 22, 2023. Please click here to see the filed version of the regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 245, April 2023 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

Public Notice:

Notice of Adopted Changes to the Regulations of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives

On June 1, 2022, the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 14 of the Alaska Administrative Code. The regulations concern the proposal to establish temporary military courtesy licenses or certifications for an active duty military member or their spouse. The regulation changes were reviewed and approved by the Department of Law, signed and filed by the Lieutenant Governor (or designee) on December 21, 2022, and will go into effect on January 20, 2023. Please click here to see the filed version of the regulations.

The new regulation changes will be printed in Register 245, April 2023 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

The Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of two direct-entry midwives, one physician, one certified nurse midwife, and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of direct-entry midwifery in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws. The Board meets two times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Apprentices
  • Direct-Entry Midwives

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of direct-entry midwifery in other states.

NARM - North American Registry of Midwives
Applications Department
PO Box 420
Summertown, TN 38483

State Organization

The Midwives Association of Alaska

Peer Review

The Peer Review form, and a copy of the CDM’s Annual Birth Summary, should be submitted to the MAA Peer Review committee no later than May 1, 2019 for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. All Certified Direct-Entry Midwives are subject to completing Peer Review in accordance with Regulation 12 AAC 14.900.

Contact Information

Phone: (907) 465-2550
Email: Midwives@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806