Continuing Education in Midwifery

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Please note that due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 all of our continuing education courses have been postponed until further notice.

We anticipate that many people will need training and recertification in various courses whenever it becomes safe to bring people together for in-person classes. We will be adding additional dates to accommodate that demand. If you are interested in being added to a waitlist for these offerings please email


Our suite of continuing professional development courses are designed specifically for practicing midwives, and other health care providers who provide primary care to the healthy childbearing person, including during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. We also offer courses in related areas such as family planning and care of the newborn. 

Our Mission

To provide continuing education for the learning needs of practicing midwives and primary maternity care providers who are interested in building their portfolio of clinical expertise.

About Us

The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at McMaster brings together leaders in educational innovation and curriculum design. We are dedicated to offering continuing professional development (CPD) to practicing midwives in Ontario and across the country to advance their knowledge, skills and abilities in areas of clinical expertise that informs the core competencies of midwives and in areas of expanded scope.

View our Midwifery offerings:

Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP

Dates available to register for:

24 March, 2020

21 May, 2020

4 June, 2020

3 September, 2020

22 September, 2020

Fetal Health Surveillance FHSL

2 June, 2020

Fetal Health Surveillance Refresher Course FHSL Refresher

Dates available to register for:

26 March, 2020

15 September, 2020

Surgical Assistant in Obstetrics: C-Section

6-7 November, 2020

Future Midwifery Courses:

Point of Care Ultrasound for Maternity Care

Family Planning & Contraception

Induction and Augmentation of Labour