Yes, you need to advise the College that you are about to start practising and that you need to change your membership category. This ensures you have the appropriate level of Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
It is recommended that you change to the Non-practising membership for your maternity leave period. Please email the Membership Administrator or phone (03) 372 9738.
It is recommended that you change to Overseas membership for the period you are away – additional information is required, so please email the Membership Administrator or phone (03) 372 9738.
NB: overseas membership is correspondence only, no indemnity cover is included with this membership. Alternatively, you can change to Non-Practising if you are going on an extended holiday. If you wish to stop all correspondence while you are away, you can cancel your membership until you return.
Members in selected categories have alternative payment options. Please see the Annual Membership Fees page
New graduates are entitled to a 25% discount for their first year as a practising midwife. This applies from the date you are registered and have your Annual Practising Certificate.
You will need to provide evidence of your income by sending a copy of your IRD Summary of Earnings for the most recent financial year, or a letter from your accountant.
Please note we do not have EFTPOS or Direct Debit facilities.
You automatically get a receipt when you pay your membership fee by cash, cheque or credit card. If you pay by automatic payment or salary deduction, then you can print your own copy from the Members Portal.
Once you have logged into the Members Portal, click Your Details, then NZCOM/College Membership. At the bottom of the page click View all Payments. You can also print your membership receipt and indemnity certificate from this view.
No. If your membership category has not changed (and the membership fee is still the same) then you can allow the automatic payments to continue. However, you still need to complete and return the renewal notice with your current details.
It is a member’s responsibility to ensure they are paying the correct membership fee. If paying by automatic payment or salary deduction you will need to advise your bank or Pay Office to change the amount, as we can not do this for you. If you think you are in arrears; or are concerned about your membership status please email the Membership Administrator or phone (03) 372 9738.
This means your membership fees are in arrears. You will need to complete the renewal notice and return it to the College. Gaps in your payment history could affect your Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
Return your renewal notice with the updated information. Alternatively, you can login to the Members Portal at any time and update these details yourself.
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Please see the list of definitions on the Annual Membership Fees page.
If you haven’t received an email confirming your membership application has been received and advising on payment options, please email the Membership Administrator or phone (03) 372 9738.
Memberships are activated once the first payment is received. If you pay by internet banking, instalment automatic payment or salary deduction, there will be a delay while your payments are processed.
Yes, we will automatically send you a renewal notice six weeks before your membership is due to expire. You must complete the renewal notice and return it to the College before expiry.
Once you have logged into the Members Portal, click the Indemnity forms button. Select the relevant renewal period and click Print. Please note the indemnity is only valid if all payments are up to date.
Please check your email junk filters, particularly with hotmail addresses. If you continue to have problems please contact the Membership Administrator, or phone (03) 372 9738.
To resign your membership, you need to notify the College in writing as soon as possible.
You can only join MERAS if you are an employed midwife and also a current member of the College. To join MERAS, please email email@example.com or phone (03) 372 9738.