Midwives need a license from the New York State Department of Education (NYSDOE).
Applicants must meet education and experience requirements, and pass an exam. Applicants who have not passed the exam can get a limited permit. With this permit, they can practice under the supervision of a licensed and registered midwife or physician.
NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
Registration Unit, State Education Building
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 402-2323
TDD/TTY: (518) 473-1426