Approved Midwifery Schools
The three-year program at each of the following approved midwifery schools has been
accepted as meeting the educational requirements for a license as a midwife in California.
Approval was granted based on the program meeting the qualifications listed in Business
and Professions Code and Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations section.
An applicant who has satisfactorily completed the three-year program at one of the
approved midwifery schools must ask the school to submit directly to the board a
verification of graduation. Note: If the school is no longer in operation, the applicant
must submit sufficient supporting documentation to verify graduation from the approved
Schools Approved but no Longer in Existence
- Delphi Center for Midwifery Studies
- 5 Star Home Health Services, Inc.
- Seattle Midwifery School
- School of Complementary Medicine
Approved Challenge Mechanism Programs
The challenge mechanism programs at the following approved midwifery schools have been accepted.
As defined in statute, the challenge mechanism process allows students to obtain credit by
examination for previous midwifery education and clinical experience.