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  CPSGT - Certified Polysomnographic Technician - Eligibility Requirements

PATHWAY
CPSGT. There is only one pathway to earning the CPSGT Certificate

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Candidates must provide verification of three months of full time experience in poly-
somnography, defined as 36 hours per week over three months, or a cumulative total of at least 432 hours. Experience is defined as direct patient recording and/or scoring.

A-STEP OR CAAHEP REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must submit proof of completion of these
9 AASM A-STEP Self-Study Online Modules, upon which the exam is based:

--Introductory Topics
--Performing PSG 1: Theory
--Performing PSG 1: Preparation and Setup
--Arousals, Artifacts and Arrhythmias
--Patient Assessment
--Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
--Positive Airway Pressure & Oxygen Therapy for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (PAP only)
--Scoring of Sleep Stages
--Performing PSG 2: Recording and Monitoring

Secondary Education

BCSL/CPR Certification

BRPT Standards of Conduct

  RPSGT - Registered Polysomnographic Technologist - Eligibility Requirements

#1 -18 months of PSG experience (on-the-job training)

Candidates must complete a minimum of 18 months of paid clinical experience where at least 21 hours per week per calendar year of on-the-job duties performed are Poly-
somnography direct patient recording and/or scoring.  Duties must be within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

Candidates must complete the AASM A-STEP Self-Study Online Modules, (or a BRPT-designated alternate educational program).

Candidates must include proof of completing secondary education.  Acceptable forms of proof are copies of transcripts or diplomas from high school, GED or equivalent, or college or university education.

Candidates must hold certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) or the equivalent (international only) that remains current at the time of testing. These programs must include a hands-on practical training evaluation segment and you must provide documentation that shows demonstration of skills.

 Candidates must follow the BRPT Standards of Conduct and Policies and Procedures.

 

#2 - 6-months of PSG experience (credentialed health professionals)
Candidates must hold one of the following credentials:
List of Credentials

Candidates must complete a minimum of 6 months of paid clinical experience where at least 21 hours per week per calendar year of on-the-job duties performed are Poly-
somnography direct patient recording and/or scoring.  Duties must be within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

 

No proof required with submission of application

Same as Pathway #1

Same as Pathway #1

#3 - Graduates of a CAAHEP-Accredited Polysomnographic Technology Program

Candidates must provide official transcript showing successful completion of a program in polysomnographic technology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This pertains to all CAAHEP-accredited programs whether stand-alone or attached to a program in respiratory or electroneuro-
diagnostics.

No A-STEP requirement s for CAAHEP graduates

 

No proof required with submission of application

Same as Pathway #1

Same as Pathway #1

#4 - 9 months  of PSG experience and completion of BOTH the AASM A-STEP Self-Study Online Modules, (or a BRPT-designated alternate educational program)
AND the AASM A-STEP Introductory Course

Candidates must complete a minimum of 9 months of paid clinical experience where at least 21 hours per week per calendar year of on-the-job duties performed are Poly-
somnography direct patient recording and/or scoring.  Duties must be within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

Candidates must  submit proof showing completion of BOTH the AASM A-STEP Self-Study Online Modules (or a BRPT-designated alternate educational program)
AND the AASM A-STEP Introductory Course

Candidates must include proof of completing secondary education.  Acceptable forms of proof are copies of transcripts or diplomas from high school, GED or equivalent, or college or university education.

Same as Pathway #1

Same as Pathway #1

 
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