The new American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) Sleep Technologist Registry Examination will be offered for the first time Nov. 11, 2011. All practicing sleep technologists who have passed the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) examination prior to Dec. 31, 2011 – and are a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) in good standing – are eligible to apply for equivalency status and receive the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) certification by the ABSM.
The ABSM Registered Sleep Technologist certificate will be valid for five years after the date of issue. Candidates will be listed on the ABSM website in the same manner as candidates who pass the ABSM registry examination and will be issued a certificate indicating their acceptance. RPSGTs must submit an application for the Registered Sleep Technologist certificate to the ABSM before March 31, 2012. The application must include a copy of the BRPT registration certificate and documentation of a minimum of 10 continuing education credits (CECs) for each year that the candidate has been a RPSGT between 2007 and 2011. Get complete details on the ABSM website, and learn more about the ABSM Sleep Technologist Registry Examination at www.absm.org/techcertification.aspx.