The deadline to submit an application for the fall 2012 testing window for the behavioral sleep medicine certification examination administered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), has been extended to Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.  

The BSM examination is open to applicants who possess a valid license and doctoral degree in psychology, nursing or social work (e.g., PhD, PsyD, DNSc, ND, DNP, DSW, DHS), and meet the outlined training/experience requirements. Please note that the examination is not open to physicians who hold a medical degree (e.g., MD). The content areas of the exam include clinical management, clinical assessment, behavioral medicine general principles/theory, sleep disorders, and basic science/sleep knowledge.

The exam will be offered through the ABSM’s testing partner, Kryterion. Eligible candidates will take the examination at one of Kryterion’s testing locations in the U.S. or Canada; a list of testing locations is available on the Kryterion website. The examination will be administered by Kryterion from Oct. 1 – Nov. 16, 2012. After review and approval of applications, eligible candidates will receive instructions on how to register with Kryterion and schedule a testing date.

Complete details about the exam, including eligibility criteria, exam content areas, and a downloadable application, are available on the ABSM website at The examination fee is $300. Questions about the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Exam can be directed to the ABSM national office at