Different midwives have arrived into registered practice in BC following various paths. The midwives at Malachite Midwives have all completed a 3-4 year post-secondary intensive training program, followed by a National Certification Examination, and extensive credential evaluations. Midwifery training includes academic, evidence-based learning as well as apprenticeship learning. All midwives are required by the College of Midwives of BC to maintain various active certifications and ongoing education in order to practice regulated midwifery. Importantly, we learn from the wonderful women and families who teach us the art and science of birth every day that we practice midwifery!