All RPSGT & CCSH certification holders must recertify every five years in order to retain the use of their credentials. To recertify, RPSGTs & CCSHs must either earn 50 continuing education credits that follow our Recertification Guidelines during their 5-year credential window or retake and pass the exam before they are due to expire. Make sure you know your certification expiration dates and recertification deadlines. Expiration dates can be verified by searching our Credential Holder Directory or logging into the Self Service Portal.
The for a 5-year recertification cycle was based on a review of health care professionals. The AMA typically sets 10-year cycles for physicians to recertify in their medical specialty. The BRPT Board believed a10 year time frame was too long, as roles of technicians within a sleep center are likely to change within that time. A 3-year recertification period was considered too short since the recording and scoring of sleep studies had not changed in over 35 years and this was essentially a one-procedure field with minor variations to perform related procedures. Lastly, it was noted that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the nationally recognized and primary accrediting body for sleep centers, had a 5-year re-accreditation cycle for sleep centers. The AASM standards for accreditation include CE requirements for RPSGTs and CCSH’s that are averaged over a 5-year cycle. The consensus of the BRPT board was that a 5-year reaccreditation cycle was most appropriate for the rate of change in the field of sleep technology and for consistency with the major sleep organizations.
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It takes 15 business days for your renewal application to be processed. Longer for applicants paying the surcharge to have credits entered by the BRPT. Don’t wait until the last minute! Effective 11/1/2021 the BRPT will offer a non-refundable $150 Expedited Application Fee option, in which the review of your application is rushed within 1-3 business days. Paying this fee does not guarantee finalization of renewal.
All credits submitted must follow our Recertification Guidelines by being directly sleep or sleep-respiratory related unless pre-approved for CSTE credits.
We do not accept duplicated course credits earned within your 5 year window.
The Extension of Credits Option does not keep your credential active beyond your expiration date. Learn more about this Option by clicking here.
Be sure to enter your ISR’s, Journal’s, Case of the Month’s and A2Zzz’s the right way! Your Manage CEC’s page in the Portal will provide you with instructions.