Facilities can now register their new technicians for the AASM’s An Introduction to Sleep Technology: An A-STEP Course held March 5–16, 2012 and October 8–19, 2012, at the AASM national office in Darien, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago).

During this two week course—accredited by the AASM as an Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) Introductory Course—up to 20 sleep technicians will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sleep technology through a mixture of didactic lectures, online learning, practical exercises and observation at a sleep center.

The program, which will provide participants with the knowledge needed to begin a successful career in the field of sleep technology, has been updated for 2012 to ensure that the core competencies required for a sleep technologist’s daily duties at today’s sleep center are fully presented. Additionally, course registration fees now include over $1,100.00 worth of course material and centers can opt for a new financing option where you pay just $500 at the time of registration.

Facilities interested in sending their new technicians to this course can visit the Sleep Education Series portion of the AASM website for more information or to register for the March or October course. Questions may be directed to the AASM meeting department by sending an email to education@aasm.org or by calling 630-737-9768.