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CPSGT: Eligibility

 

The CPSGT exam is geared toward individuals who are new to polysomnography and have limited clinical experience, or are not ready to take the RPSGT exam.

There are 3 eligibility pathways for the CPSGT exam

Specific CPSGT Eligibility Pathway Requirements

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

Complete:

  1. Complete a STAR-designated Self-Study education program within a 3-year period prior to the exam.
  2. A minimum of 3 months clinical experience in polysomnography, with a cumulative total of 416 hours (0.8 FTE) or more of clinical time prior to the exam.
  3. Complete clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

 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-Study Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc.
 SS006 Self-Study Sound Sleep Solutions, Inc.

 Submit:

  1.  Provide proof of completion of the required STAR education.
  2. Documentation 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


CPSGT Pathway 2: CAAHEP/CoARC Graduate
Candidates for Pathway 2 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:

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

 

CPSGT Pathway 3: Focused Training
Candidates for Pathway 3 must:

 Complete:

  • Both a STAR-designated Self-Study education program AND a STAR-designated Focused 2 program, OR a STAR-Designated Focused education program within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

 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-Study
 Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc.
 SS006 Self-Study  Sound Sleep Solutions, Inc.
   
 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 Focused Hudson Valley Community College
 F011 Focused Texas School of Sleep Medicine and Technology
 F012
 Focused
 Rhodes State College
 F013
 Focused
Sleep Medicine Associates
 F014 FocusedPolytech Adult Education
 F015 FocusedLoma Linda University
 F016 FocusedConcorde Career College (San Bernardino)
   
 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 Polysomnographic Technology
 F2005 Focused 2
 Mid-Atlantic School of Sleep Medicine
 F2006 Focused 2 First Sleep School
 F2007 Focused 2 Integrated Sleep Disorders Centers (ISDC)

Submit:

  • Proof of completion of the required STAR program(s).
  • Documentation of secondary education. Proof can include high school or college unofficial transcript, official transcript or copy of the diploma.
  • Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency


Please Note: Active CPSGTs and RPSGTs may not take the examination.  CPSGTs and RPSGTs who apply to take the examination violate the BRPT Standards of Conduct and are subject to professional disciplinary review. Once the RPSGT credential is awarded, the CPSGT becomes inactive and may no longer be used as a credential.  An individual may not use both the CPSGT and RPSGT credentials simultaneously.


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