BRPT Quick Takes
February 15, 2013
The BRPT Salutes The Legacy of Dr. Peter Hauri
On January 31, 2013 the field of sleep medicine lost a pioneer, Peter J. Hauri, PhD.
An accomplished professor, author and sleep researcher, Dr. Hauri was also instrumental in forming many of the professional sleep societies in the U.S. today. In addition, Dr. Hauri was a strong supporter of creating the RPSGT credential and participated in several administrations of the early version of the exam, including the very first exam administration in Stony Brook, NY in 1979. The BRPT salutes his legacy and sends our heartfelt condolences to his family and the broader sleep community. To read more about the life of Dr. Peter Hauri, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/science/peter-hauri-psychologist-who-focused-on-insomnia-dies-at-79.html?_r=0
Reminder: RPSGT Exam Eligibility Changes – Effective March 1, 2013
In an effort to make the BRPT examination requirements for clinical experience more flexible for those working adjustable schedules, effective March 1, 2013 the BRPT is changing how candidates track the clinical experience requirement. Also, to meet clinical experience requirements in states where on-the-job training is not permitted, BRPT will no longer require paid clinical work experience. However, clinical experience remains a cornerstone of an applicant's training, through Pathways 1, 2 and 4 for the RPSGT exam. In addition, the BRPT is adding an additional pathway – Pathway 5 – geared toward international candidates performing polysomnography after completion of post-secondary education required for practice in their country. More information can be found here:
New RPSGT And CPSGT Exam Blueprints, AASM Scoring Manual Updates,
Effective July 1st
New exam blueprints for both the RPSGT and CPSGT exams will be published soon on the BRPT website. The new blueprints are the result of the recent Job Task Analysis (JTA). RPSGT and CPSGT exams will be built against the new exam blueprints and the new AASM scoring rules and will be implemented on exams effective July 1. Revised candidate handbooks and study guides will be available in the coming months.
BRPT/SHMR Free Webinar Series Continues in 2013
We are, once again, pleased to sponsor a series of free webinars for BRPT credential holders. These pre-recorded webinars, produced by Sleep Health Management Resources Inc., are one hour in length and each carries 1.0 CSTE (continuing sleep technology education) credit.
Mark your calendars for the 2013 Series:
Save the Date
Safety in the Sleep Center – April 15
Sleep Issues Facing Women – July 29-Aug 2
How is Your Child Sleeping? – Oct 7-11
- May 8 – Clinical Sleep Educator Program in Nashville, TN
- September 12 – Clinical Sleep E ducator Program in Louisville, KY
- September 13-14 – BRPT Symposium in Louisville, KY