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The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Poised For Growth In 2020
BRPT Moves to Self-Management Model; Jim Magruder Named Chief Executive Officer
Arlington, VA – December 18, 2019 – Since the first credentialing exam administration in 1979, the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) has credentialed nearly 25,000 RPSGTs worldwide. Over time, the independent credentialing body has developed two more credentials for clinical sleep health professionals, two educational resource programs, and continues to maintain NCCA accreditation which represents compliance with best credentialing industry practices.
Effective December 2019, the BRPT will no longer use the services of an association management company (AMC). “We’re thrilled to have grown and reached a point where we no longer need the infrastructure of an AMC,” said BRPT President Jessica Schmidt, MA, FACHE, RPSGT, CCSH. “Our Board of Directors conducted an extensive analysis of the organization and its operating costs and determined the use of outside management services were unnecessary.” The Board also voted to elevate its Executive Director, Jim Magruder, to Chief Executive Officer.
Said, Jim Magruder, “I see this new role as a reflection of the great team, and talented Board of Directors I’m surrounded by, and I’m honored to move forward in this capacity.”
Magruder added there will be no changes in executive office staff or how the organization operates, and the candidate and credential holder experience will remain a top priority.
Noted incoming President, Steve Marquis, MBA, RPSGT, CCSH, “The staff and volunteer Board members are well positioned to support the broader momentum of the clinical sleep health industry while growing this organization and its offerings. I’m privileged to serve as the next President and to support the important work and worthwhile contributions together we’re making to our industry.”
About The BRPT Board
The BRPT Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer members, all of whom serve four-year terms. The Board is international in scope and blends the expertise of the sleep community representing the interests of the consumer, patients, educators, and sleep technologists. Biographies of all BRPT Board members can be found at www.brpt.org.
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. The BRPT also provides its Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) Program for educational providers seeking continuing education credits for their offerings. The BRPT’s Executive Office is located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., 3rd Floor, Arlington, VA 22203.
For more information, please visit www.brpt.org.
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