The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist™ (RPSGT) is an internationally recognized credential representing the highest certification in the field for the health care professionals who clinically assess patients with sleep disorders.
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists™ (BRPT) sets the credentialing standards for the RPSGT credential and develops, maintains and administers the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist Examination for Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT). The RPSGT ensures that RPSGTs hold the highest level of core knowledge, skills, abilities and attributes.
To become certified as a RPSGT, a technologist must have necessary clinical experience, hold a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or its equivalent, adhere to the BRPT Standards of Conduct and pass the RPSGT credentialing exam.
The BRPT’s credentialing program has grown from eight technologists certified by the first RPSGT administration in 1979 to more than 17,000 Registered Polysomnographic Technologists today. These credentialed technologists have made a commitment to professionalism, competence and ethics by meeting the BRPT standards for certification.
The Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) is an entry-level certification earned by individuals new to the sleep field. It is time-limited; certificate holders must earn the RPSGT credential within three years or lose the CPSGT designation.
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) sets the credentialing standards for the CPSGT certificate and develops, maintains and administers the CPSGT examination for polysomnographic technicians. The CPSGT certificate program reflects a commitment to competency-based testing early in a sleep professional’s career, and requires an early and on-going commitment to continuing education, both cornerstones in enhancing the level of professionalism in the sleep field.
To become certified as a CPSGT, a technician must have necessary clinical experience, hold a Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification or its equivalent, adhere to the BRPT Standards of Conduct and pass the CPSGT exam.