The following is a summary of the 2021-22 BCCNM midwifery registration fees. To view all BCCNM fees, see the BCCNM fee schedule.
Practising midwife fees
Practising midwife registration will cost $740.95, a 70% reduction.
As a not-for-profit organization, BCCNM aims to set fees on cost-recovery basis. The reduction of the practising midwife fee aligns the profession’s registration fees with those for practising nurse practitioners, because our initial analysis suggests that the costs of regulating the two professions is similar. The decrease is also due in part to increasing the fees for initial applications and other charges, as outlined below.
Non-practising midwife registration will decrease to $94.90 (a 68% reduction) to align with non-practising registration for nursing professionals.
Student midwife fees
Student midwife registration will cost $208.05, an increase of 39%. This aligns the cost of student midwife registration with employed student nurses, and more accurately reflects the costs of regulating this group.
These adjusted registration fees take into account the funds required to invest in new business processes and improved IT systems as a result of the amalgamation of the former nursing and midwifery regulators.
Application fees are also being adjusted to create alignment in fees for nurses and midwives, and to reflect the cost of the work required to assess applications. Most significantly, this includes:
Credit card fee
BCCNM pays credit card fees on every transaction where a credit card is used for payment. This amounts to approximately $750,000 a year in credit card fees. Starting in January 2021, payments made by Mastercard or Visa will have a 2.5% convenience fee added directly by the credit card processor. Interac Online and pre-authorized payment are available as additional payment options.
If you have questions about 2021-22 registration fees, please contact us at email@example.com or 604.742.6200.
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