As part of its ongoing discussions with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Board of Directors has decided to temporarily suspend standard B-9 within the AASM Standards for Accreditation, which states:

Commencing July 1, 2009, all technologists and technicians conducting sleep testing who are not certified by the BRPT or other accepted certification body: a. must be enrolled in or have completed the A-STEP Online Self Study Modules, b. or must be enrolled in or have completed a CAAHEP accredited sleep technology training program, or electroneurodiagnostic (END) program, or respiratory therapy add-on track for sleep technology.

As a result, the AASM Standards for Accreditation, effective immediately, will not require enrollment in or completion of A-STEP Online Self Study Modules and/or a CAAHEP-accredited sleep technology training program for respiratory therapists. This temporary policy is in place until further notice.

Download a copy of the AASM Standards for Accreditation.