NON-ACADEMIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (NARS)

In addition to annual Health Screening and Police Records Check / Vulnerable Sector Screening (which are collected and monitored by the FHS Health & Professionalism Office), the Midwifery Education Program requires all active students to be in possession of valid program Non-Academic Requirements (NARS) dependent upon their level of study and the specific academic term in which they are enrolled. NARS can include: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and N95 Mask Fit certification.

It is expected that active students will be fully covered by their NARS during the academic term and it is the student's responsibility for keeping their NARS up-to-date for each required term.

Effective January 1, 2020, if a student is found to be in breach of this program requirement, the following actions will be taken:

  • The student will be pulled from placement or other program activities that may involve contact with pregnant clients until the expired certificate/training is updated;  
  • The student will be charged a $50 penalty fee every time the required certificate/training is not updated on time; and
  • This behaviour will be noted as professional misconduct in the student record. If, the student fails to update the required certificate/training on time on three occasions throughout the duration of the program, they will be referred to the Faculty of Health Science’s Professionalism Committee for further action.

Before each term, please consult the following list of NARS by term and make arrangements well in advance to complete absent NARS or update your NARS that will expire during the course of any given term.



Please select your upcoming Level / Term for NARS requirements

LEVEL 1 - FALL / WINTER TERM
PLACEHOLDER TITLE

 

 
VALID NARS REQUIRED FOR TERM

RECOMMENDED SUBMISSION DATE TO PROGRAM OFFICE

 
HOW TO OBTAIN
EXPIRY NOTES
 
 
CPR (BLS or HCP)
 
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
The approved course list is available on the CMO website: https://www.cmo.on.ca/members/continuing-competencies-2/
 
Cost is at student’s own expense.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
LEVEL 2 - FALL TERM
PLACEHOLDER TITLE

 
VALID NARS REQUIRED FOR TERM 

RECOMMENDED SUBMISSION DATE TO PROGRAM OFFICE

 
HOW TO OBTAIN
EXPIRY NOTES
 
 
CPR (BLS or HCP)
 
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
The approved course list is available on the CMO website: https://www.cmo.on.ca/members/continuing-competencies-2/
 
Cost is at student’s own expense.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.

 

LEVEL 2 - WINTER / SUMMER TERM
PLACEHOLDER TITLE

 
VALID NARS REQUIRED FOR TERM
RECOMMENDED SUBMISSION DATE TO PROGRAM OFFICE  
HOW TO OBTAIN
EXPIRY NOTES
 
 
CPR (BLS or HCP)
 
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
The approved course list is available on the CMO website: https://www.cmo.on.ca/members/continuing-competencies-2/
 
Cost is at student’s own expense.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
NRP If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term At student’s expense, successfully complete the NRP online examination from the Canadian Paediatric Society / Healthstream and the in-person course from a certified NRP instructor.
 
Exam Resources: https://www.cps.ca/en/nrp-prn
In-Person Course Providers: https://www.cps.ca/en/nrp-prn/finding-nrp-courses
Considered valid for one (1) year from the date of issue.
N95 Mask Fit Testing Immediately upon completion during Fall offering of MIDWIF 2G06 
In Level 2, Mask Fit testing will be arranged by the program in the Fall term via the course MIDWIF 2G06, but students must sign up for the session on a first-come, first served basis.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.

 

LEVEL 3 - FALL TERM
PLACEHOLDER TITLE

 
VALID NARS REQUIRED FOR TERM
RECOMMENDED SUBMISSION DATE TO PROGRAM OFFICE  
HOW TO OBTAIN
EXPIRY NOTES
 
 
CPR (BLS or HCP)
 
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
The approved course list is available on the CMO website: https://www.cmo.on.ca/members/continuing-competencies-2/
 
Cost is at student’s own expense.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
N95 Mask Fit Testing Immediately upon completion during Fall offering of MIDWIF 3I03  
In Level 3, Mask Fit testing will be arranged by the program in the Fall term via the course MIDWIF 3I03, but students must sign up for the session on a first-come, first served basis.
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.

LEVEL 3 - WINTER TERM
PLACEHOLDER TITLE

 
VALID NARS REQUIRED FOR TERM   
RECOMMENDED SUBMISSION DATE TO PROGRAM OFFICE 
HOW TO OBTAIN
EXPIRY NOTES
 
 
CPR (BLS or HCP)
 
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
The approved course list is available on the CMO website: https://www.cmo.on.ca/members/continuing-competencies-2/
 
Cost is at student’s own expense.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
N95 Mask Fit TestingIf absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term 
At own expense, arrange for Mask Fit testing from the closest provider in your area. Consult your local hospitals, practices, or universities for Mask Fit testing options.
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
LEVEL 3 - SUMMER TERM
PLACEHOLDER TITLE

 

 
VALID NARS REQUIRED FOR TERM
RECOMMENDED SUBMISSION DATE TO PROGRAM OFFICE  
HOW TO OBTAIN
EXPIRY NOTES
 
 
CPR (BLS or HCP)
 
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
The approved course list is available on the CMO website: https://www.cmo.on.ca/members/continuing-competencies-2/
 
Cost is at student’s own expense.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
NRP  
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
At student’s expense, successfully complete the NRP online examination from the Canadian Paediatric Society / Healthstream and the in-person course from a certified NRP instructor.
 
Exam Resources: https://www.cps.ca/en/nrp-prn
In-Person Course Providers: https://www.cps.ca/en/nrp-prn/finding-nrp-courses
 
Considered valid for one (1) year from the date of issue.
N95 Mask Fit Testing If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term  
At own expense, arrange for Mask Fit testing from the closest provider in your area. Consult your local hospitals, practices, or universities for Mask Fit testing options.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.

 

LEVEL 4 - FALL/WINTER TERM
PLACEHOLDER TITLE

 
VALID NARS REQUIRED FOR TERM
RECOMMENDED SUBMISSION DATE TO PROGRAM OFFICE  
HOW TO OBTAIN
EXPIRY NOTES
 
 
CPR (BLS or HCP)
 
If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term
The approved course list is available on the CMO website: https://www.cmo.on.ca/members/continuing-competencies-2/
 
Cost is at student’s own expense.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.
NRP If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term  
Successfully complete the NRP online examination from the Canadian Paediatric Society / Healthstream and the in-person course from a certified NRP instructor.
 
Exam Resources: https://www.cps.ca/en/nrp-prn
In-Person Course Providers: https://www.cps.ca/en/nrp-prn/finding-nrp-courses
Considered valid for one (1) year from the date of issue.
N95 Mask Fit Testing If absent or going to expire: Two (2) Weeks before the start of term  
At own expense, arrange for Mask Fit testing from the closest provider in your area. Consult your local hospitals, practices, or universities for Mask Fit testing options.
 
Considered valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.