Pediatric Sleep Certificate Exam

Introduction

Based on extensive feedback from BRPT credential holders about the need for a specialty exam for pediatric sleep, the BRPT is pleased to announce our Pediatric Sleep Certificate Exam. Successful candidates will be awarded an assessment-based certificate, based on receiving a passing score of 70% or higher.

Overview

Sleep health professionals who pass the BRPT Pediatric Sleep Certificate Exam have demonstrated their skill and knowledge in Pediatric Sleep. Upon passing the exam, recipients will be awarded an assessment-based certificate in the form of a digital badge. A digital badge is a visual representation of a credential, certification, or accomplishment. It is easily shared online in a way that is simple, trusted, and verifiable. Unlike a paper certificate, a single click on a digital badge will reveal a detailed description of the specific knowledge and skills required to earn it. The BRPT’s Pediatric Sleep Certificate digital badge, consists of an image and metadata linked specifically to you. Digital badges can be used in email signatures, personal websites, digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Colleagues, employers and others can view your badge, and learn more about your Pediatric Sleep Certificate and the requirements that you fulfilled to earn it.

Background

The BRPT’s Pediatric Sleep Committee, chaired by BRPT Board member Michael McLeland, PhD., M.Ed., BA, RPSGT, is comprised of experienced Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) familiar with the BRPT’s test development processes, and current professional issues. The Committee conducted a Job Task Analysis (JTA) to inform a high-quality testing program. The JTA methodology involved collecting and aggregating information and insights from job incumbents and occupational experts to determine the content specifications for the test blueprint. A large component of the process was an electronic survey to gather ratings of tasks and knowledge requirements from clinical sleep health professionals. Results of the survey were reviewed by the Committee to obtain their input and judgments regarding current trends in the profession and the importance of the knowledge for competent performance in the field as it pertains to pediatric sleep.

Eligibility

Active RPSGT and/or CCSH credential holders are eligible to sit for the BRPT’s Pediatric Sleep Certificate Exam. If you are eligible and wish to apply, you may download our PDF application at the bottom of this screen.  Once you have filled it out, please email, fax or mail it to Ashley Shelton, Credentialing Director:

Email: [email protected]
Fax: (703) 940-7227
Mail: 4201 Wilson Blvd., 3rd Floor, Arlington, VA 22203

Once your application is received, please allow 3-5 business days for it to be processed and for you to receive your exam registration instructions via the email address you provide on your application.

About the Exam

The exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions covering four major domain areas:

  • •Domain 1: Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • •Domain 2: Pediatric Preparation and Study Performance
  • •Domain 3:  Pediatric Scoring
  • •Domain 4:  Pediatric Treatment Options and Guidelines

The Pediatric Sleep Certificate exam blueprint can be found here. The online exam costs $150.00 with each attempt.

As long as you have met the eligibility requirements, you may retake the Pediatric Sleep Certificate Exam as many times as you need to in order to receive a passing score to earn the digital badge.  In the event of a non-passing score, in order to retake the exam you will need to reapply by submitting another application following the instructions above, using the printable application found below.

Please note that once you start the exam, the 2 hour time limit starts.  Failure to complete the exam within 2 hours will result in an automatic failure.  Your exam being timed out and any progress you have made will be cleared, resulting in you having to reapply to take the exam again.

Preparing for the Exam

  • Carefully study the exam blueprint to ensure familiarity with the domain areas and corresponding tasks.
  • Review the recommended reference books.
  • Stay tuned for a new pediatric sleep-focused education program – coming from the AAST –  to help candidates prepare to sit for this new exam. Note: This program is not required to sit for the exam; it is intended as a resource to help candidates prepare for the exam. More details will be forthcoming.

Pediatric Sleep Exam Application

 

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