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Application will be made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the Board for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) for CRCE and CSTE continuing education contact hours.
BRPT registration, which requires technologists to pass an exam and meet other conditions, is often preferred by sleep-lab employers.
The BRPT Clinical Sleep Educator Certificate Program
Those who pass will be awarded a clinical Sleep Educators Certificate by the BRPT. The program registration fee includes the test and the certificate.
There's a brand new section of the BRPT website called Life as an RPSGT.
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.
The BRPT has a responsibility to the profession and the public to assure that RPSGTs continue their education and keep their skills updated.
Be sure to add your name to BRPT's email list to receive timely updates, along with copies of the BRPT Insider newsletter.
Sleep medicine has grown with the BRPT over the past twenty-six years, as polysomnography and the study of sleep have gained recognition and legitimacy, filling a fundamental niche in the health-care community.
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.
Breus appropriately includes nationally standardized job descriptions for polysomnographic technologists, polysomnographic technicians and polysomnographic trainees as set by The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Association of Polysomnographic Technologists (APT), Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ASET).
In addition to the request for eligibility, the CAAHEP Commissioners approved the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) as sponsoring organizations for the CoAPSG.
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