Each year when you pay your annual renewal fee, you are attesting, or certifying, that you are compliant with all ARDMS rules and compliance policies and are in good standing with the ARDMS.
By paying the annual renewal fee, he/she attests that:
(a) have an active Certified Midwife (CM) or Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) credential offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), and
(b) have completed –or will have completed, by the end of the appropriate five-year cycle –the required certification maintenance activities (continuing education or reexamination).
(c) has remained compliant with the ARDMS Compliance Policies. The Compliance Policies outline violation standards that provide grounds for investigation and possible sanctions and include the following:
- Engaged in fraud in connection with obtaining or renewing certification;
- Engaged in misrepresentation of one’s certification status;
- Been the subject of disciplinary action by a state licensing board/national professional association/accrediting body;
- Been convicted of a crime or had a finding of guilty entered against them, granted probation before judgement, etc.;
- Engaged in clinical duties while impaired due to chemical, drug or alcohol abuse;
- Cheated or assisted others in cheating during the assessment process;
- Failure to cooperate with the ARDMS investigation of any of the above violations.
* Notice regarding previously unreported violations of the ARDMS Compliance Policies: If you have a previously unreported violation of the ARDMS Compliance Policies to report, you must report the violation to the ARDMS Compliance Department before paying your annual renewal fee through your MY ARDMS Portal. After reporting the violation, you may continue with the renewal process however review of the violation matter you have reported will continue separately in accordance with the ARDMS Compliance Policies.