Student Membership and Licensure

Student membership and licensure entitles that member to perform the authorized practices comprising the clinical practice of midwifery under the supervision of a supervisor approved in writing by the Council and subject to any conditions or restrictions to which her or his licence is subject.  The student category of membership and licensure allows students to participate in clinical placements in Saskatchewan. Students must be registered with SCM in order to practice midwifery as a student in Saskatchewan.

Student membership and licensure is available to a person who:

  • is enrolled in a recognized midwifery education program
  • is enrolled in an approved assessment process


Canadian midwifery education programs recognized by the SCM

The following Canadian midwifery education programs are recognized by the SCM:

  1. University of British Columbia – Midwifery Undergraduate Education Program
  2. Toronto Metropolitan University Midwifery (BHSc)
  3. McMaster University, Ontario – Bachelor of Health Sciences (Midwifery)
  4. Université du Québec à Trois Riviéres, Trois Riviéres, Quebec
  5. Mount Royal University – Bachelor of Midwifery

Assessment processes approved by the SCM:

  1. Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA)


Application Process

  • Applicants enrolled in a recognized midwifery education program must arrange for verification of enrollment and student status to be sent from the midwifery education program, directly to the SCM.
  • Applicants completing an approved assessment process must provide evidence of enrolment in the process, sent directly from the assessment processing agency to the SCM.
  • The applicant must complete all SCM application forms.
  • Learn more about our application process here.


NOTE: The authority to review and approve/deny applications for Student Membership and Licensure with the Saskatchewan College of Midwives is delegated to the Registrar by the Council, as provided for in Section 21(1) of The Midwifery Act.

An applicant may request Council to review a decision of the Registrar by sending a written notice outlining the grounds on which the review is requested within 30 days after the Registrar’s decision. The Council can revise or confirm the Registrar’s decision and the applicant is entitled to make personal representations to Council if they wish.  Decisions of the Council are final and binding and there is no appeal from them.