Inactive License - Licensed Midwives

A midwife who wishes to retain a license while not actively practicing midwifery in the State of California may apply for an inactive license.

A midwife requesting inactive status need not comply with Continuing Education (CE) requirements.

A midwife who holds an inactive license may not practice midwifery in California.

Inactivating a license does not change the expiration date, and the renewal fee is the same as the fee for an active license. There are no fee exemptions or reductions available for an inactive license.

To restore an inactive license to active status, the midwife must complete the required CE for a single renewal period and submit the "Midwife Application to Restore License to Full, Active Status from Inactive or Retired Status".

You must document completion of 36 hours of continuing education (CE) within the past two years. The documentation of these hours must be submitted with the application. Acceptable documents are letters or certificates of attendance that show completion of CE courses, with the name of the provider, the name and date of the course, the number of approved CE hours completed, and your name as the participant. If you do not have the documentation, you must contact the provider of the CE courses you have participated in and request verification.