How do I become a member of the MMPA?
You’re eligible to become a member of the MMPA if you fit the criteria listed below. If you’re interested in joining the MMPA, you may begin the registration process here:
Levels of Membership within the MMPA
The MMPA has differing levels of membership, depending on the qualifications and educational background of the individual
Marquette Method Certified Professional (MMCP)
A Marquette Method Certified Professional (MMCP) Member is a member who has graduated from a healthcare program with a Bachelor’s degree or higher and has current or previous licensure in good standing. The MMCP has passed the MMPA certification exam and maintains certification as an MMCP.
A student member is an individual who is enrolled in the Practical Applications course at the Marquette University Institute for NFP. Student membership within the MMPA is limited to 12 months, at which point the Student Member will transition to a Non-Certified Marquette Method Teacher
Non-Certified Marquette Method Teacher
An MMPA member who has successfully completed the Marquette University Institute of NFP Teacher Training Course, has submitted their certificate of course completion, and plans to write the next MMPA certification exam.
A Retired Member has retired from NFP practice and must have taught the Marquette Method of NFP for a minimum of 5 years and have been an MMCP prior to retirement.
Clinical Associate Member
Clinical associate members are those healthcare professionals who are incorporating the Marquette Method into their practice and are fostering the mission of the MMPA through NFP education and/or restorative reproductive medicine. These members must be enrolled in or have completed the MUINFP Medical Applications course but are not teaching the Marquette Method and are not an MMCP. A clinical associate member must be invited and approved by the Board of Directors.
A member of the MMPA who is invited to advise the MMPA and Board of Directors on specific matters necessary and specific to the organization. An Advisor Member must be appointed and approved by the Board of Directors.
Becoming an Instructor
How do I become a Marquette Method Instructor?
The Marquette Method Teacher Training program is offered by the Marquette University Institute of Natural Family Planning through the Marquette University College of Nursing.
How does the certification process work?
A Marquette Method Certified Professional (MMCP) Member shall
have graduated from a healthcare program with a Bachelor’s degree or higher and have current or previous licensure in good standing. The MMCP must have passed the MMPA certification exam and maintain certification as an MMCP.
The MMPA certification exam assesses the instructor’s depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of human fertility and ability to apply this knowledge in clinical settings. Marquette Method Teachers who have completed the certification exam will be classified as Marquette Method Certified Professionals (MMCP).