Commonsense Childbirth School of midwifery

Three Year Direct-Entry Midwifery Training Program for Florida Licensure

Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery (CCSM) is a Florida State licensed midwifery school (License #4052) which offers the Three-year Program for non-nurse or direct-entry midwives and the Four Month Pre-licensure Program for foreign-trained and out-of-state licensed or certified midwives.

Both programs will lead to a Diploma in Midwifery and, after passing the NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) exam, an opportunity to become a Florida Licensed Midwife (LM) affording practice in Florida under Chapter 467 FS and the ability to provide prenatal, labor and delivery and postpartum services for Florida families. Candidates may also apply for the nationally accredited credential Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) after passing the NARM exam.

Tuition for the Three-year Program is $27,000 and $6,000 for the Four Month Program, we do not have any provision for federal student financial aid at this time. Tuition support and financial programs will be available soon. (Tuition for the Clinical Externship program for students enrolled in other midwifery programs is $10.65 per clock hour with a minimum 120 hours per session). There are no upcoming orientations scheduled at this time.  Please email for more details or to be placed on our list.


What can I do while I am preparing for midwifery school?
Pre-requisites for our program include anatomy and physiology at the community college level or through CCSM, 3 credits in both college English and Math, 4 hour HIV and CPR training.

Commonsense Childbirth Introduces a New Credential to its expanding menu of mini-courses – The Certified Childbirth Consultant

Certification in doula, childbirth education and lactation education is now a required pre-req. for the midwifery program. CCSM offers a new credential for childbirth professionals called Certified Childbirth Consultant which encompasses all three disciplines.

Along with perinatal and public health education courses as well as upcoming CEU based programs for nurses and midwives and NARM preparation courses for Certified Professional Midwives we are building a strong menu of courses to serve your needs. Please contact Tara Dalles at (267) 685-9660 or


 Please contact Kathy Bradley, Director of Perinatal Education at 321 213 1112 or for our next doula trainings, Childbirth Education Training and Certification (Lamaze® Program) and our Certified Lactation Educator Program.




Other Programs

Commonsense Childbirth Institute has developed training programs for interested parties wishing to add a Jennie Joseph – JJ Way® component or License to an existing practice. Please email for more details.

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Thank you!

Jennie Joseph LM, CPM
Executive Director