There is a severe lack of consumer information about polysomnograms and overnight sleep studies," explained Bonnie Robertson, RPSGT, CRT, and President of BRPT.
org, or under the consumer information section of the BRPT web site, www.
Those who pass will be awarded a clinical Sleep Educators Certificate by the BRPT.
Certificate holders will be eligible to take a credentialing exam for the Clinical Sleep Educator should BRPT develop one in the future.
It's free for RPSGTs to post a resume and look for jobs on the RPSGT Career Center, accessible from the home page of the BRPT website.
The BRPT Symposium is an annual forum in the fall for RPSGTs only.
BRPT was established as a way to assess and document competence and to meet the needs of sleep physicians and sleep facilities in need of competent staff.
Download the free Candidate Handbook from the BRPT web site (www.
has a responsibility to the profession and the public to assure that RPSGTs continue their education and keep their skills updated.
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During this time the BRPT
frequently made updates and improvements to the exam to ensure it accurately reflected current practice in the field.
and, from there, go forward for a separate licensing act for polysom techs which could ultimately be built around the BRPT
exam which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, and which puts the BRPT
it on a level footing with the NBRC.