Arlington, VA – June 12, 2023 – Today, the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) announced the winners of its 2023 CCSH Educational Grant for RPSGTs who are interested in pursuing the CCSH credential through Pathway 3. Ten RPSGTs were selected out of nearly 40 applications.
“We were thrilled to see so much interest in this year’s grant program,” said BRPT President, Andrea Ramberg, MS, CCSH, RPSGT. “We received extremely strong applications from all over the country as well as a couple from Australia, Puerto Rico and Canada all of whom expressed an overwhelming desire to improve patient care and outcomes.”
The application window was open from March 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023. The BRPT’s Educational Task Force reviewed all applications through a carefully crafted rubric to determine the best qualified applicants.
“We were so impressed with the essays and the depth to which the applicants described their desire to earn the CCSH credential,” added BRPT Board member Michelle DiMaria, BS, RRT, RPSGT, who led the team reviewing the applications. “They passionately described a multitude of reasons for their desire to receive this grant, ranging from the pressing need to bridge the gap between patients and providers, to ensuring patients succeed with their prescribed therapies, to having the ability to explore different career opportunities within sleep.”
BRPT congratulates the following 2023 recipients of the CCSH Educational Grant:
Tonya Carrasco, Powell, TN; Kathryn Daoust, Grantsville, UT; Amber Escobar, San Antonio, TX; Angela Levitt, Alma, IL; Edwina Polk, Westlake, OH; Heather Santos, Griffin, GA; Kasey Turner-Beltran, Pocahontas, AR; Susan Vanriel-Smith, Manchester, CT; Carmen Walls, Debary, FL; and, Sarah West, Chester, VA.
Each CCSH Educational Grant will cover up to, but not to exceed, $250 of 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 CCSH Designated STAR Education Program, the AASM A-STEP CCSH Education Program, the Academy of Sleep and Wellness Program and the Collin College Continuing Education Health Sciences Program.
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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