You’ve come to the right spot if you want to hear more about what it takes to pass the Midwife Licensure Board Exam and receive your license.
This article will cover everything you need to know about the board exam, from the basic qualifications to the schedule. Having said that, if you’re curious and want to learn more, keep reading.
- What is a Midwife?
- What is the Midwife Licensure Examination?
- Midwifery Board Exam Requirements 2022
- Midwife Licensure Exam Application Process
- Midwife Board Exam Coverage
- Applicants’ Prerequisites and Credentials for Examination
- Midwife Licensure Exam Schedule in 2022
What is a Midwife?
A midwife is a certified medical practitioner who assists healthy women during conception, childbirth, and after their babies are born. Midwives can deliver babies at birthing centers or at home, but the majority can also do so in a hospital.
A midwife, like an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB-gyn), will provide treatment before, during, and after birth. Your midwife will do the following:
- Assist in family planning and preconception treatment
- Perform prenatal examinations and place orders for tests
- Have an eye on your physical and mental fitness, and assist you with making birth plans
- Advice on food, fitness, drugs, and staying healthy Advise and guide you on pregnancy, breastfeeding, and infant treatment
- Provide moral and logistical assistance to you through labor and delivery; admit and release you from the hospital
- Deliver babies
- When necessary, refer patients to physicians
What is the Midwife Licensure Examination?
The Professional Regulation Committee (PRC) is the official government body in charge of all licensing exams in the country, except for the Philippine bar examination. It is in charge of routinely conducting the Midwife Licensure Exams.
Candidates shall meet the registration requirements outlined in the following section to take the Midwife Licensure Examinations.
To maintain the profession’s reputation, qualifying candidates and soon-to-be professionals must fulfil these specific application criteria before taking the licensing exam.
Midwifery Board Exam Requirements 2022
At the time of application, all prospective professional midwives must produce the following documented criteria for the midwifery board exam in 2022.
Graduates from a government-recognized school of Midwifery board exam requirements:
- NSO / PSA Birth Certificate
- Transcript of Records with scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes.”
- NSO / PSA Marriage Contract (for married female applicants)
- Application fee of Php 600
- Record of twenty (20) DELIVERIES handled and signed by Supervisor/Tutor.
- Signatory of cases should have undergone the training on Expanded Functions under RA 7392 (see IRR Resolution No. 100) signed by Principal or Dean duly notarized.
- Five (5)SUTURES and Five (5) IVF INSERTION
- For Repeaters: If case requirements were done more than five years ago, they must submit new cases.
Registered nurses – Midwifery board exam requirements:
- PRC ID Card / TOR / Board Certificate
- Record of twenty (20) deliveries handled with records of five (5) sutures and five (5) intravenous injections signed by Hospital Director or Municipal Health Officer and duly notarized.
- Certificate of Consent (from the hospital where cases were performed)
- Certificate of Training on Expanded Function on RA 7392 accredited by PRC CPD Council for Midwifery of Registered Midwife who supervised ( Graduate Midwife & RN )
- PRC ID License and Employee’s ID of the Supervising Registered Midwife.
- PRC ID license & Employee’s ID of the Certifying Officer (must be a registered physician) **First Timer (FTB) Graduate Midwife & RN
Midwife Licensure Exam Application Process
The PRC LERIS web portal provides a straightforward automated process for each initial application for the license examination, making it very convenient for any applicant to make an appointment. The PRC closely recommends all graduates double-check their online applications before submitting their documentary requirements to any regional or PRC satellite office.
If you cannot register due to a technical misunderstanding, our step-by-step approach will direct you through the process; however, if you are familiar with the process, go to the PRC LERIS website for instant registration.
Midwife Board Exam Coverage
The Board Examination for Midwifery consists of the following topics defined by the Board of Midwifery. We’ll go through what you’ll need to know before taking these exams:
- Infant care and feeding
- Obstetrical anatomy and physiology
- Principles of bacteriology as applied to midwifery practice
- Midwifery procedures
- Domiciliary midwifery
- Community hygiene and first aid
- Ethics of midwifery practice
- Primary health care
- Professional Growth and Development
- Family planning
Applicants’ Prerequisites and Credentials for Examination
To be accepted to the midwifery examination, an applicant must demonstrate to the Board, at the time of submitting his or her application, that he or she:
- Is in excellent health and moral character
- Is a graduate of a government-recognized and fully approved midwifery program. The applicant must be a Philippine citizen and at least eighteen (18) years old when a certificate of registration is issued.
Midwife Licensure Exam Schedule in 2022
According to the Professional Regulation Commission, the Midwife Licensure Board Examinations are usually held at least once a year.
The midwifery exam for the first batch this year is scheduled for April 6 & 7, 2022. The opening of processes begins on January 6, 2022, until March 7, 2022.
Meanwhile, the second batch of midwifery board examinations is scheduled for November 6 & 7, 2022. Aspiring applicants can start processing on August 8, 2022, until October 6, 2022.
The dates for all licensure exams are listed on this calendar. This guide specifies when and how candidates for the Midwife Licensure Exam would be permitted to take the exam and the date for successful completion of requirements submission.