As of May 2012 The North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) created new guidelines for the Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP) used to validate the education and skills of apprentice midwives as they prepare to take their NARM boards. These changes are very welcome as the national midwifery community tries to ensure thorough training for Certified Professional Midwives (CPM). The changes will be in full effect for anyone finishing their PEP paperwork after January 1, 2013.
Tia Rich CPM, LDM of Portland, Oregon is offering an educational class on how to best navigate the new steps/processes of the PEP, and how best to complete your NARM PEP paperwork during and after your apprenticeship with the least amount of problems and confusion.
This class can be very helpful in teaching you how to effectively keep track of the skills and work acquired, and how best to document that work. The goal is for you to complete your PEP process without hitting any roadblocks such as an audit, which can add months of time on reworking and revising your PEP paperwork. This added time can even end up delaying your NARM boards.
Students in non-MEAC study programs or choosing the self study process are best served in this class.
- Identify what the NARM PEP is and how it serves students choosing this route
- How to look for, and choose an appropriate apprenticeship
- Learn the guidelines of the PEP, including timelines for completion, and cost
- Learn and receive tools for record keeping of your skills and births during your apprenticeship
- Learn helpful hints of how to complete and document that will best avoid an audit
Included in the class price are handout copies of PEP paperwork that you will use in class as well as e-mailed downloads to all of the current NARM PEP paperwork that you need for your verification process.
Class Time and Date: Saturday Sept 8th 2012, 10-3pm
Location: Portland MamaBaby Center 5528 SE Woodstock Ave Portland, Or.
Price: $60 ($10 discount for early registration before 8/28/12)
Class Minimum of 5 students enrolled and paid for the class to occur
Feel free to bring a lunch, we will break for half an hour to allow people to go grab something if needed
Please contact Kate [Kate@PortlandMamaBabyCenter.com] or Tia [Tia@PortlandMamaBabyCenter.com] to register.
You can also reach us at the center at (503) 206-7715 or use the contact form on our website to send email.