Mandatory basic midwifery education approved by the board shall:
Include a didactic component which shall:
(i) be based upon and completely cover the most current Core Competencies and Standards of Practice of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) and the current Texas Midwifery Basic Information Manual;
(ii) prepare the student to apply for certification by North American Registry of Midwives (NARM); and
(iii) include a minimum of 250 hours course work.
If you are already trained in midwifery, you should consider applying for licensure after being certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) - rather than returning to school to complete a basic midwifery education course.