The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Essential Competencies for Midwifery Practice outline the minimum set of knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required by an individual to use the designation of midwife as defined by ICM when entering midwifery practice. These globally accepted competencies underpin the ICM definition and scope of practice of a midwife.
ICM’s ‘Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice’ were first developed in 2002 and updated in 2010, 2013 and 2018. The updated 2018 competencies were disseminated in mid-October. Following feedback some minor changes are being made and an updated version will be disseminated in early December.
The competency documents have been removed from the website until the final version is available.