The BRPT STAR Program
On April 1, BRPT launched its Sleep Technology Approved Resource (STAR) Program and new RPSGT and CPSGT exam eligibility requirements went into effect. BRPT has been reviewing and approving alternative education programs for exam eligibility for several years; these programs now receive the STAR designation. The STAR designation does not apply to CAAHEP or CoARC accredited education programs, but to education programs that are alternatives to CAAHEP or CoARC accredited education. The new STAR program replaces the previous alternative program approval process, which was a function of the BRPTís Education Advisory Committee.
STAR-designated programs fall into one or more of the following education categories:
Changes To RPSGT and CPSGT Exam Eligibility Pathways
ATTENTION A-STEP CANDIDATES: As a result of AASM changes to the A-STEP program introduced in January 2012, candidates enrolling in the A-STEP on-line modules as of January 1, 2012 are required to complete ALL of the A-STEP modules to meet eligibility for the RPSGT and CPSGT exams. Candidates who were enrolled in the A-STEP on-line modules prior to January 1, 2012, and completed the original 18 A-STEP modules by the April 2, 2012 deadline set by the AASM, do not need to enroll in the new A-STEP modules to qualify for an exam. Candidates who have documentation of completion of the required A-STEP modules can use them for exam eligibility for three years after the date of program completion. Candidates may not use a combination of modules from the new and old A-STEP program to meet exam eligibility.
An Important Note: For all RPSGT and CPSGT A-STEP Candidates Who Did Not Meet The April 2 Deadline: The BRPT has arranged for the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine to offer a $100 discount on The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology self-study program to individuals who started the original 18 AASM A-STEP self-study modules prior to January 1, 2012, and who were not able to complete the required modules for RPSGT or CPSGT exam eligibility by the April 2 deadline set by AASM.
The Atlanta School offer is available until June 1, 2012. Access to The Online Foundation of Sleep Technology program is granted for six months with the ability to print handouts.
For details about the Atlanta School Online Foundation of Sleep Technology and this offer visit http://www.sleepschool.com/courses/technologists/theonlinefoundation/.
To access the STAR Program application click here:
For more information on RPSGT exam eligibility click here:
For more information on CPSGT exam eligibility click here:
To access the revised RPSGT Candidate Handbook click here:
To access the revised RPSGT exam application click here:
To access the revised CPSGT Candidate Handbook click here:
To access the revised CPSGT exam application click here: