Time is running out for practicing sleep technologists with the RPSGT certification to apply for equivalency status to obtain the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) certification from the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM).  RPSGTs who apply for equivalency before Saturday will be able to obtain the new RST certificate without taking the ABSM Sleep Technologist Registry Examination, which will be offered later this year.

All RPSGTs who passed the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) examination prior to Dec. 31, 2011, and are RPSGTs in good standing are eligible. To apply, submit the application, which is available for download on the ABSM website, along with an administrative fee of $25, and BRPT and CEC documentation to the American Board of Sleep Medicine.