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RPSGT: Eligibility

 

To read the RPSGT Exam Eligibility Changes - Effective March 1, 2013

There are 6 eligibility pathways for the RPSGT exam:



  • RPSGT Pathway 6: Expired RPSGT Credential.  For individuals who have possessed an active RPSGT credential within the past 5 years that is currently at least 1 year expired.  You must apply and pass the examination within 1-5 years of your credential expiration date

Specific RPSGT Eligibility Pathway Requirements

RPSGT Pathway 1: Clinical Experience
Candidates for Pathway 1 must:

Complete:

  1. A STAR-designated Self-Study education program within a 3-year period prior to the exam.
  2. A minimum of 1,638 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring. 
  3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

STAR-Designated Self-Study Education Programs

STAR Code
Program Type
 Program Name with Links to Site
 SS001  Self-Study Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine Online Foundation of Sleep Technology
 SS002  Self-Study AASM A-STEP Self-Study Modules
 SS003  Self-Study American Sleep and Breathing Academy BRPT Exam Modules
 SS004  Self-Study Sleep Multimedia Online Modules
 SS005 Self-StudySleep Health Management Resources, Inc.

Submit:  

    1. Proof of completion of secondary education. Proof can include high school or college unofficial transcript, official transcript or copy of the diploma.
    2. Proof of completion of the required STAR education. 
    3. Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency.
    4. Verification of Experience section on application must be completed.

     

    RPSGT Pathway 2: Healthcare Credential
    Candidates for Pathway 2 must:

    Complete:

    1. A minimum of 546 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.
    2. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.
    3. Must have current allied health credential listed on our List of Accepted Allied Health Credentials.

    Submit:

    1. Proof of a current and accepted healthcare credential.
    2. Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency.
    3. Verification of Experience section on application must be completed.

    Please Note: The CPSGT Credential is not accepted as a healthcare credential for this pathway. International candidates should see Pathway 5 requirements.

    RPSGT Pathway 3: CAAHEP/CoARC Graduate
    Candidates for Pathway 3 must:

    Complete:

    • Graduate from an education program in polysomnography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CAAHEP and CoARC-accredited programs include stand-alone programs for polysomnography, and add-on programs attached to an electroneurodiagnostic or respiratory care program. 
    • The list of approved programs can be found here:  CAAHEP/CoARC Accredited Program

    Submit:

    1. Proof of graduation from the CAAHEP or CoARC polysomnography program.
    2. An official transcript, official letter from a college signed by the Program Director and Dean, or a diploma from the education provider.
    3. Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency. 
    4. Program Director or Chair must verify your program completion by signing section on application.

     

    RPSGT Pathway 4: Focused Training
    Candidates for Pathway 4 must:

    Complete:

    1. A minimum of 819 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.
    2. A STAR-designated Focused education program OR both a STAR-designated Self-Study education program AND a STAR-designated focused 2 program, within a 3-year period prior to the exam. 
    3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

     STAR Program List

     STAR Code
     Program Type
     Program Name with Links to Site
     F001  Focused London Health Sciences Centre PSG Program
     F002  Focused Madison Area Technical College PSG Program
     F003  Focused Southeast Technical Institute ENDT Program
     F004  Focused Toronto Sleep Institute PSG Program
     F005  Focused University of Western Australia PSG Program
     F006  Focused Thompson Rivers University PSG Program
     F008  Focused River Valley Community College
     F009  Focused Delaware Technical and Community College
     F010 FocusedHudson Valley Community College
     F011 FocusedTexas School of Sleep Medicine & Technology
     F012
     Focused
    Rhodes State College
       
     SS001 Self-Study Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine Online Foundation of Sleep Technology
     SS002 Self-Study AASM A-STEP Self-Study Modules
     SS003 Self-Study American Sleep and Breathing Academy BRPT Exam Modules
     SS004 Self-Study Sleep Multimedia Online Modules
     SS005 Self-Study Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc.
         
     F2001  Focused 2
    AASM A-STEP Introductory Course
     F2002  Focused 2
    Sleep Health Management Resources
     F2003  Focused 2
    Sound Sleep Solutions
     F2004  Focused 2
    St. Joseph/ St. Vincent School of Sleep Disorder Center and PolysomnographicTechnology
     F2005 Focused 2
    Mid-Atlantic School of Sleep Medicine
     F2006 Focused 2First Sleep School

     

     Submit:

    1. Proof of completion of the required STAR program(s).
    2. Proof of completion of secondary education.Proof can include high school or college unofficial transcript, official transcript or copy of the diploma.
    3. Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency.
    4. Verification of Experience section on application must be completed.

     

    RPSGT Pathway 5: International Option*
    Candidates for Pathway 5 must:

    Complete:

    1. International tertiary/post secondary qualification in science/medical science or related discipline with a major component of human anatomy and physiology included in the curriculum.
    2. A minimum of 546 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.
    3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

    Submit:

    1. Proof of completion of tertiary/post secondary education from a country outside of the United States.
    2. Proof of residency outside of the United States.
    3. Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency.
    4. Verification of Experience section on application must be completed.
    * International candidates include candidates from Canada and any countries outside of the United States.


    RPSGT Pathway 6:  Expired RPSGT Credential
    Candidates for Pathway 6 must:

    Complete:

    1. Have possessed an active RPSGT credential within the past 5 years that is currently expired.  You must apply and pass the examination within 1-5 years of your credential expiration date.  
    If less than 1 year since your credential expired, recertification procedures apply. Do not continue with the RPSGT New Candidate Application. Please see the Recertification Guidelines and complete the Recertification Application. 


    Submit:

    1. Previous RPSGT credential number and expiration date.  
    2. Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency.
    3. Documentation of 50 continuing education credits earned during their last active credential window.  Continuing education credits must comply with the requirements outlined in current RPSGT recertification guidelines.


     

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