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The Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) examination is for healthcare providers and educators who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families, and practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care, improve outcomes, educate patients and the community, and advocate for the importance of good sleep.  All applicants must agree to BRPT’s Standards of Conduct.   International equivalents for eligibility are accepted.


CCSH: Eligibility
There are 3 eligibility pathways for the CCSH exam:


•    CCSH Pathway 1:  Clinical Experience. For candidates with at least 1000 hours of experience in clinical sleep health AND a bachelor’s degree or above. 

•    CCSH Pathway 2:  Healthcare Credential. For candidates with an approved healthcare credential or license AND an associate’s degree or above.

•    CCSH Temporary Pathway:  CSE Certificate. For candidates with a BRPT-issued Clinical Sleep Educator Certificate AND a current healthcare credential or license. This pathway is only available through March 31st, 2017.


Specific CCSH Eligibility Pathway Requirements


CCSH Pathway 1:  Clinical Experience
Candidates must have:
1.    A minimum of 1000 hours of cumulative direct experience in clinical sleep health that includes education, counseling, management, and coordination of patient care and outcomes. 
2.    A Bachelor’s degree or above.  International equivalents in the form of tertiary/post secondary education or qualification are accepted.
3.    Current BLS certification for healthcare workers or international equivalent.

Candidates are required to provide:
1.    Verification of clinical experience on the application.  Clinical experience must be validated and approved by a clinical manager, sleep medicine practitioner, or a certified clinical sleep health (CCSH) specialist.  
2.    Proof of education in the form of an official transcript, diploma, letter, or certificate from the education provider.  Only the highest education level attained is required.   
3.    Documentation of current BLS certification or international equivalent.

CCSH Pathway 2:  Healthcare Credential
Candidates must have:

1.    A current healthcare credential or license identified in the List of Approved Credentials for CCSH Pathway 2.  List of Approved Credentials for CCSH Pathway 2, can be found here.   International equivalents are accepted, including tertiary/post secondary education or qualification in the absence of other regulation.
2.    An Associate’s degree or above.   International equivalents in the form of tertiary/post secondary education or qualification are accepted.
3.    Current BLS certification for healthcare workers or international equivalent.

Candidates are required to provide:
1.    Evidence of a current CCSH Pathway 2 approved healthcare credential or license, or international equivalent.
2.    Proof of education in the form of an official transcript, diploma, letter, or certificate from the education provider.  Only the highest education level attained is required.   
3.    Documentation of current BLS certification or international equivalent.

CCSH Temporary Pathway:  CSE Certificate   Discounted Exam Fee Only Available through March 31st, 2017
Candidates must have:

1.    A current healthcare credential or license.  International equivalents are accepted, including tertiary/post secondary education or qualification in the absence of other regulation.
2.    A BRPT-issued Clinical Sleep Educator assessment-based certificate  
3.    Current BLS certification for healthcare workers or international equivalent.

Candidates are required to provide:
1.    Evidence of current healthcare credential or license, or international equivalent.
2.    Proof of a Clinical Sleep Educator assessment-based certificate issued by BRPT from 2012 forward.       
3.    Documentation of current BLS certification or international equivalent.

 

RECERTIFICATION:

Recertification is required every five years in order to maintain the CCSH credential. Recertification may be achieved either by accumulating 50 approved continuing education credits during your 5 year credential window, or by retaking and passing the CCSH exam.
 

 


 
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