BRPT Announces 2021 CCSH Educational Grant Winners
20 RPSGTs Selected from more than 80 Applications
Arlington, VA – September 13, 2021 – Today, the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists announced the winners of its 2021 Educational Grant for RPSGTs who are interested in pursuing the CCSH credential through Pathway 3. Twenty RPSGTs were selected out of more than 80 applications.
Said BRPT President, Steve Marquis, MBA, RPSGT, CCSH, “We felt it was important to offer a series of CCSH Educational Grants to provide assistance to RPSGTs who are interested in pursuing the credential yet are unable to apply through CCSH Pathways 1 or 2 and/or are unable to financially pursue the CCSH designated education programs approved for Pathway 3 of the credential.”
Each of the winners received a CCSH Educational Grant that covers the registration cost for an approved in-person conference or the cost to complete online modules for any approved CCSH educational program, such as the AAST’s CCSH Designated STAR Education Program.
The application window was open from April 14, 2021 through May 14, 2021. The BRPT’s Educational Task Force reviewed all applications through a carefully crafted rubric to determine the best qualified applicants. The grant recipients were notified after June 15.
“We were thrilled with the number of excellent applications we received,” added Marquis.
“Each of these winners expressed clear and compelling points for why they want to earn the CCSH credential. They demonstrated a strong commitment to the profession, desire to improve patient outcomes and advocate for good sleep.”
BRPT congratulates the following 2021 recipients of the CCSH Educational Grant:
Muhammad Sagheer Ahmad, Kamilla Akseer, Brandi Bearce, Kristi Bugajski, Ashley Elders, Amy Frerichs, Ashleigh Houseright, Kim Jesch, Rose Koerber, Rebecca LaVigne, Gwen Mccranie, Nicole Mills, Doris Puyarena, Kimberly Sanders, Maritza Santana, Tan Lai Soon, Miriam Takawira, Phuong Tang, Thanh Tang, and Lasarian Toni Walton.
About The BRPT
The BRPT develops and administers credentialing exams for polysomnographic technologists and technicians. The RPSGT is respected worldwide as the leading credential for polysomnographic technologists. Since the first credentialing exam administration in 1979, BRPT has credentialed nearly 25,000 RPSGTs worldwide. In May 2014, BRPT launched the Certification In Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) examination for healthcare providers specializing in sleep medicine who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and practitioners for patient care management, improved outcomes, and sleep health education and advocacy for patients and the community.
The BRPT is an independent, non-profit certification board that cultivates the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists. In addition to administering the RPSGT, CPSGT, and CCSH exams in the United States and internationally, the BRPT also maintains the RPSGT registry and CPSGT roster. In addition, the BRPT provides its Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) Program for educational providers seeking continuing education credits for their offerings. For more information, please visit www.brpt.org.
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