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Last Edited 4 January 2024 08:24 CET
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Launched in 2022, the ICM eLearning platform hosts a set of interactive, online resources and eLearning modules for midwives, midwives’ associations, midwife educators, and regulatory authorities. ICM has developed this platform in response to needs identified by its member associations.

The ICM eLearning platform is an ICM member-only eLearning platform. Only midwives and individuals belonging to an ICM member association can access the platform.  

The platform aims to:

  • Support our member associations with association-strengthening
  • Enhance the skills of midwives
  • Inform stakeholders about ICM’s work
  • Support midwife educators including clinical preceptors, midwife education providers, and regulatory authorities in improving and maintaining quality, midwife education
  • Provide ICM Head Office staff and Board Members with organisational and sector training


Currently, the platform is available in all three ICM languages (English, French, Spanish) and consists of five subjects or modules:

  • Orientation to ICM: The Introduction to ICM module provides users with an overview of ICM – what it is, what it does, and how it works. The module will be useful to new Board Members, new ICM Staff, the Young Midwife leaders, and to any of our Member Associations who want to understand more about our organisation.
  • Respectful Maternity Care: The aim of this e-learning module is to help the learner identify disrespect and abuse in maternity care and to follow the steps outlined in the ICM RESPECT toolkit and resources to address this. The module is designed for midwife managers, leaders, teachers, and Midwives Associations to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Financial Strengthening of Midwives’ Associations: The MA Financial Strengthening module provides users with an overview about the practical income generation tools and techniques, with a focus on membership fees. The module will be useful to any staff/volunteers/leadership of Member Associations responsible for fundraising and or membership scheme and for Member Associations that need to develop or strengthen their income generation activities and techniques
  • Mentoring: Mentoring is a specific approach to professional support whereby the mentor and the mentee enter a mutually agreed, equitable, and reciprocal learning relationship. This module is supported by the ICM mentoring guidelines published in 2019 and can be used by all midwives, Midwife Associations, senior midwives in leadership roles, and in education to support newly graduated midwives.
  • Advocacy: In this course, learners will develop an understanding of advocacy and its role in advancing the midwifery profession at community, national and international levels. This course provides learners with tangible tools to help identify and begin to advocate for midwives and midwifery issues.

Steps to create your ICM eLearning account

Step 1

In order to access the platform, you will need to register and create a profile. You can do this by accessing the registration form and indicating your language preference, via the login page of the eLearning platform.

Step 2

After completing the registration form, you will automatically be directed to the platform. The eLearning platform is for ICM members only. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to input the name of you’re the midwives’ association you belong to.

Step 3

Once you’ve registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration and username.  For all future visits, please use your login details to access your eLearning account.  If your midwives’ association is not an ICM member or if you did not correctly enter the name of your midwives’ association in the registration form, you will be denied access to the eLearning platform.

Should you require further assistance, please email [email protected]