Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find more information about eligibility requirements for the exam?
What is the STAR Program?
The Sleep Technology Approved Resource, aka the STAR programs are BRPT approved alternative education programs that help candidates establish eligibility for the CPSGT and RPSGT exams. The approved STAR programs along with their program provider can be found here.
How long is my application fee valid to take the exam?
The application fee is valid for one year from the date your payment was processed. If your CPR or BLS certification expires prior to the full year from payment, your exam window will default to expire on the date of your CPR or BLS expiration date. If you submit an updated BLS or CPR Certification Card to our office, we will extend your date to a maximum of one year from when you originally applied and paid for the exam. If you have passed the one year window, you have to re-pay the full exam fee to be able to sit for the exam.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Certified Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders. Discover cards and Personal Checks are NOT accepted.
How many times can I re-take the RPSGT or the CCSH exams and is there a waiting period?
There isn’t a limit on the number of times you can re-apply for the RPSGT or the CCSH exams as long as you are re-applying within your designated exam window. You can re-take your exam as soon as you have been approved to do so. You can re-apply by downloading and submitting (either by mail or fax) our Re-Applying Candidate Applications found here: RPSGT & CCSH.
How many times can I re-take the CPSGT exam and is there a waiting period?
The CPSGT exam can be taken twice during your designated exam window. You can re-take your exam as soon as you have been approved to do so. You can re-apply by downloading and submitting (either by mail or fax) our Re-Applying Candidate Application found here: CPSGT.
If I have earned my RPSGT or CCSH credential can I re-take the RPSGT or CCSH exam for any other reasons besides recertification?
No. You may only re-take the RPSGT and CCSH exams for recertification. Current RPSGTs or CCSHs who apply to take the examination for any other reasons besides recertification violate the BRPT Standards of Conduct and are subject to review by the Professional Review Committee.
If I have earned or once earned my CPSGT credential, can I re-take the CPSGT exam for any other reason?
No. 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 review by the Professional Review Committee.
If I currently hold a CPSGT credential and I earn my RPSGT credential can I carry both credentials?
No. Once you have earned the RPSGT credential the CPSGT credential is considered inactive.
If I answered “yes” to any of the Background Check questions on the application, what do I need to submit as documentation?
You must submit the following: A complete written explanation or narrative of the circumstances surrounding the proceedings; copies of court and other official documentation that all penalties and/or court-ordered obligations have been fulfilled and receipts for payment of any fees. If you do not include the aforementioned official documentation, your application will be rejected.
How do I obtain an exam accommodation that complies with the ADA (Americans with Disability Act)?
To apply for an exam accommodation, you must complete and submit the two ADA forms located at the end of our handbooks. These forms are required to receive an ADA accommodation. You can find our handbooks here: CPSGT, RPSGT & CCSH.
Why was my application returned with a $50 processing fee?
Any incomplete applications will be rejected and returned to the applicant. In order to re-apply, you must submit your corrected application and include the $50.00 re-processing fee.
Can my application be typed?
Applications may be typed but the signatures must be in original ink signatures. New candidates must submit their applications via U.S. mail; re-applying candidates may fax their applications.
Are my A-Step Self Study Modules still good?
We will accept A-Step Self Study Modules as long as they were earned no earlier than 1/1/2012. If you earned your modules prior to 1/1/2012, you will be required to take the new 23 modules completely.
Are there any study preparation materials available for the exams?
We proudly offer a couple of options for study preparation:
- RPSGT Study Guide
- RPSGT Practice Exam
- CCSH Practice Exam
- CPSGT References
- RPSGT References
- CCSH References
How long after taking the exam does it take to receive the certificate and pass or fail kit?
On the 20th of every month, all individuals who took the exam during the previous 30 days will receive an email from The Award Group. You MUST follow the instructions located in the email to request the official complimentary copy of your certificate. If you do not follow through with these instructions, you will not receive a certificate. Certificates take up to 6-8 weeks to receive in the mail once the order is placed. If you need an immediate printable electronic certificate, please email email@example.com and we will respond with a PDF copy.
I need a replacement certificate, how do I order a replacement? Is there a charge?
If you have earned your CPSGT, RPSGT, CSE or CCSH certificates and need a replacement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A replacement certificate includes changing your name. We will respond with your username and password to purchase a replacement copy of your certificate. You will need to order a replacement certificate directly through The Award Group website. The cost for a replacement certificate is $25 and it takes 6-8 weeks to receive the certificate in the mail once the order is placed.
Can a verification letter of my credential information be sent to a state licensing board or to a current or previous employer?
Yes. please request your verification by clicking here: State and Employer Verification Request. Our office will mail a letter within 5-7 business days confirming your credential information.
How do I reschedule my exam?
Please contact PearsonVue Testing Center at 1-888-733-3926 to reschedule your exam. The exam must be rescheduled at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled exam. If the exam isn’t rescheduled more than 24 hours in advance, you will be asked to contact the BRPT for a new exam authorization, and the BRPT will charge a reschedule fee of $90.
When will I receive my exam score?
With the on-demand testing model you will receive an immediate score report from your testing center administrator upon completion of the exam.
When I began my exam at the PearsonVue Testing Center, I didn’t press the NDA statement button within 3 minutes and my test timed out. How do I reschedule the exam?
Unfortunately this results in a “no-show” status. Please call to pay the $90 “no-show” fee in order to receive a new exam authorization.
Where are PearsonVue Testing Centers located?
PearsonVue Testing Centers have locations all around the world. Location information can be found on their website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/brpt/. You will only have access to their availability once you have been approved to sit for your exam.
I have a lot of Recertification questions, where can I find answers?
You can find all the information you need regarding our Recertification Protocols here: Recertification Guidelines.
How do I maintain my CPSGT credential?
In order to keep your temporary 3 year CPSGT credential active, you must earn and submit to the BRPT a minimum of 10 CEC’s each year. Failure to do so will result in your credential being suspended, and you will not be able to reinstate it. In order to become credentialed again, you must sit for and pass the RPSGT exam.
What is my username and password?
Please click the “Get Started” button in the “Forgot your password?” box on the Portal login page. If that doesn’t work, please email your request to email@example.com. I entered my Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and they are still showing as “Pending”, when will the status change? Pending CEC’s are reviewed and approved/denied on a weekly basis.
How do I update my contact information?
Please login with your username and password to update your contact information. Please Note: It’s critically important to keep your contact information up to date. Please notify the BRPT office of any changes.
Is BRPT a separate organization or is it a branch of a professional association?
BRPT is incorporated as an independent nonprofit certification board. It is governed by a12-member Board of Directors comprised of sleep technologists, physicians, and researchers. The volunteer Board is responsible for oversight and management of all aspects of BRPT’s operations and services. BRPT is independent and is not a branch of the AAST, AASM, ABSM, AARC, CoA PSG or other such organizations.
I have a question that isn’t on the Frequently Asked Questions who should I contact?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be answered within 24-48 hours.