New forms of the RPSGT and CPSGT exams will take effect May 1. All exam candidates sitting for either exam on or after May 1, are strongly encouraged to review the new exam blueprints, available (CPSGT, RPSGT).
While the biggest change to both blueprints was a reorganization of the information, there were some content changes. For example:
• The CPSGT exam now includes pediatric recording and scoring; the titration section now includes adult CPAP and bilevel therapy.
• The RPSGT exam now includes a section on sleep disorders – not simply sleep disordered breathing; included in the procedures and practice guidelines is the addition of PAP-NAP for both adults and pediatrics; scoring now includes pediatrics and infants.
A top priority for The BRPT is to maintain, update and validate its credentialing exams. The process by which this is done is very thorough and strictly complies with best practices in the credentialing industry. An important element of this process is to conduct a Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey approximately every five years. The survey examines the current state of the sleep technology profession – the responsibilities and the knowledge and skills required to fulfill those responsibilities – and provides a benchmark for updating the exams.
A JTA was recently conducted for both the RPSGT and CPSGT exams. The results of the 2017-2018 Job Task Analysis surveys, conducted in partnership with PearsonVUE, BRPT’s test development partner, confirms the RPSGT and CPSGT exams continue to measure important knowledge areas relevant to sleep technologists, in both of these capacities, and is still doing a good job of testing the pertinent information needed to be a strong, practicing RPSGT and CPSGT.