North Carolina Board of Nursing


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Certified Nurse Midwife

Certified Nurse Midwife Registration & Initial Approval Application:

  • $100 per physician


Valid forms of payment:

  • Credit or debit card; MasterCard or Visa only 
  • Electronic Check

You may print your confirmation page following successful completion and payment. This document serves as your official receipt.

Notice: Please read all information before starting the application process. The link for the application is located at the bottom of this page.

You will need the following to apply:

  • A permanent NC RN license or another compact state RN license valid for practice in NC (compact license information must first be submitted on the “Compact State Application” located in the Nurse Gateway)

  • Physician Name or Physician License Number / Physician Email Address
  • Practice name / address / office phone / fax / county name (if NC)

In addition to the online application, additional documents must be mailed to the NC Board of Nursing. These may include:

  • ID Document (form available upon submission of application)
  • Official transcript and/or Midwifery education documents
  • Copy of American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) certification
  • Licensure Biography (verification) of CNM license/practice in other states, if applicable (form available upon submission of application)
  • Disclosure of any malpractice claims to be reported and submitted to the Board of Nursing on the Claims Information Form.

Additional Information:

No person shall practice midwifery until notification of approval to practice has been received. The approval letter and certificate will be emailed to you upon FINAL approval to practice.

Click here to view CNM Rules.

Computer Requirements and Conditions:

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  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher with compatibility mode activated
  • Application will time-out after 20 minutes of inactivity
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