Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists

SEPTEMBER 2013

BRPT Announces RPSGT Examination Eligibility Change; Adds New Pathway
The BRPT recently announced one change to its eligibility requirements: Under RPSGT Pathway 3 (CAAHEP/CoARC Graduate) BRPT removed the requirement that the education program be completed within a 3-year period prior to taking the exam. For more on the different Pathways go to: http://www.brpt.org/default.asp?contentID=34#Pathway3

In addition, BRPT added a new pathway – RPSGT Pathway 6: Expired Credential.  This new pathway is for candidates whose RPSGT credential expired in the past 1-5 years.  Credentials expiring less than one year after the recertification date continue to fall under reinstatement options outlined in the Recertification manual.  To be eligible for Pathway 6, RPSGT applicants must submit proof of 50 continuing education credits within the last 5 years, current BCLS certification, and previous credential number with an expiration date within 1-5 years.  There are no additional education or experience requirements for this pathway.


A Note About Recertification and Expired Credentials
If recertification is not complete on or before your credential expiration date and you have not applied for and received a 90-day extension, your credential expires and becomes inactive.  You may no longer use the RPSGT designation.  The RPSGT credential may be reinstated within 90 days of expiration by submitting the required documentation, $200 reinstatement fee, and $100 recertification fee.   After 90 days, expired credentials can be reinstated for up to one year by submitting the required documentation, current exam fee, $200 reinstatement fee, and $100 recertification fee, AND sitting for and passing the RPSGT exam.  After 1 year and up to 5 years of credential expiration, expired credentials can be reinstated by retaking and passing the RPSGT examination through exam eligibility Pathway 6.  

After 5 years, expired credentials cannot be reinstated.  To earn the RPSGT credential, you need to meet exam eligibility requirements in place at the time of application, pay all fees, and successfully pass the exam.  You will no longer be able to retain your previous credential number.  

For more on late recertification situations, go to: http://www.brpt.org/default.asp?contentID=276


New Certificate Ordering System with Enhanced Options
BRPT is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of The Award Group (http://www.theawardgroup.com/) for fulfillment of BRPT’s RPSGT, CPSGT and CSE certificates.  Effective September 1, 2013, in addition to the complimentary certificates BRPT sends to its credential holders, we will now include a free laminated wallet card version of your certificate.  And, you will also be given the option to purchase a custom frame for your certificate. The Award Group offers a variety of frame styles at various prices.  Simply select the frame you want and it will arrive on your doorstep custom framed and ready to hang on the wall at your home or office.  You’ve earned it, now display it with pride!  Please be advised all orders will now be processed online through our new certificate portal – http://theawardgroup.co/brpt/. You will receive instructions via email on how to order your free certificate and wallet card.  From there, you will have the option to have it custom framed at the factory prior to shipment.  Need a replacement certificate?  You can order those through our certificate portal as well.


Canadian Sleep Society's Technologist Program Covers Important Range Of Topics
The 2013 Canadian Sleep Society’s upcoming conference includes a program specifically for sleep technologists featuring an excellent lineup of talks focused on pediatrics, surgery and dental treatment alternatives for sleep apnea. The pediatric sessions will cover a range of topics from sleep disturbances in infants and toddlers to sleep in teens.  

BRPT President Cindy Altman, RPSGT, R. EEG/EP T. will participate in a panel discussion on the status of polysomnography in Canada entitled Where are We and Where are We Going, to take place on Saturday, October 5 from 2:15-4:00 pm.

To learn more about the Canadian Sleep Society meeting and the technologist program, go to: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/css13/technician/