Program Completion

 

A program is considered complete when the student has completed all courses and learning activities presented during their program and have passed a quiz on each course/topic by 80% or more and when the student completes a comprehensive examination covering all topics presented in the program with a score of 80% or more.  Once these requirements are met, Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute will issue a Certificate of Completion.

 

Students may present the Certificate(s) of Completion to the BRPT to help establish student eligibility for the credentialing examination to become a CPSGT or RPSGT.  Students should also present Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute’s STAR code, F2009, when they apply for and take the credentialing examination.

Students should be aware that completion of Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute’s Let’s Talk Sleep Focused 2 Programs and the certificates of completion help students qualify for the examinations, but do not constitute full candidate eligibility.  Focused 2 programs must be paired with a STAR-designated Self Study Program and eligibility for the RPSGT credentialing exam will require a specific number of on-the-job experience.

Students must meet all BRPT eligibility requirements which may require students to complete a set number of on-the-job work hours as well.  Additional information on the BRPT’s credentialing exam eligibility pathways can be found in a later section of this Student Catalog.

 

 

BRPT Eligibility Pathways

*This section provides information on the eligibility pathways to qualify for CPSGT and RPSGT credentialing examinations.  For additional information students should visit www.brpt.org)

CPSGT Eligibility Pathways

 

The Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) credential is designed for individuals who are new to polysomnography, have limited clinical experience, or are not yet qualified or ready to take the RPSGT exam. The three eligibility pathways to for CPSGT candidates.

CPSGT Pathway 1: Clinical Experience

Candidates for Pathway 1 must:

  1. Complete a STAR-Designated Self Study Education Program, like Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute’s upcoming “Let’s Talk Sleep Self Study Program”, within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

  2. Complete a minimum of 3 months clinical experience in polysomnography, with a cumulative total of at least 416 hours or more of clinical time prior to the exam.  Hours must include direct patient scoring and/or recording.

  3. Complete the required clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

CPSGT Pathway 2: Clinical CAAHEP/CoARC Graduate

Candidates for Pathway 2 must:

  1. Be within 2 months or less away from graduating or has graduated from an education program in polysomnography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  CAAHEP and CoARC accredited programs include stand-alone programs for Polysomnography, and add-on programs attached to an electroneurodiagnostics or respiratory care program.

CPSGT Pathway 3: Focused Training

Candidates for Pathway 3 must:

  1. Complete both a STAR-Designated Self-Study education program AND a STAR-designated Focused 2 Program, Like Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute’s upcoming  “Let’s Talk Sleep Self Study Program” and our STAR Designated “Let’s Talk Sleep Focused 2 Program”, within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

 

RPSGT Eligibility Pathways

The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) is an internationally recognized credential representing the highest certification in the field for the health care professionals who clinically assess patients with sleep disorders. There are 5 eligibility pathways for the RPSGT exam:

RPSGT Pathway 1: Clinical Experience

Candidates for Pathway 1 must:

  1. Complete a STAR-designated Self-Study education program, like Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute’s upcoming “Let’s Talk Sleep Self Study Program”.

  2. Complete a minimum of 1,638 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.

  3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

RPSGT Pathway 2: Healthcare Credential

Candidates for Pathway 2 must:

  1. Complete A minimum of 546 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.

  2. Complete the clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

  3. Must have current allied health credential listed on our List of Accepted Allied Health Credentials. This list is located at https://www.brpt.org/rpsgt/eligibility/rpsgt-eligibility-pathway-2-credentials/

RPSGT Pathway 3: CAAHEP/CoARC Graduate

Candidates for Pathway 3 must:

  1. Graduate from an education program in polysomnography accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CAAHEP and CoARC-accredited programs include stand-alone programs for polysomnography, and add-on programs attached to an electroneurodiagnostics or respiratory care program.

 

 

RPSGT Pathway 4: Focused Training

Candidates for Pathway 4 must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 819 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.

  2. A STAR-designated Focused education program OR both a STAR-designated Self-Study education program AND a STAR-designated focused 2 program like Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute’s upcoming “Let’s Talk Sleep Self Study Program”  and our STAR-Designated “Let’s Talk Sleep Focused 2 Program”, within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

  3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

RPSGT Pathway 5: International Option*

Candidates for Pathway 5 must:

  1. Have an international tertiary/post-secondary qualification in science/medical science or related discipline with a major component of human anatomy and physiology included in the curriculum.

  2. Complete a minimum of 546 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.

  3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

 

* International candidates include candidates from Canada and any countries outside of the United States.

 

Please Note:

 

RPSGTs may not take the CPSGT examination. Once the RPSGT credential is awarded, the CPSGT credential becomes inactive and may no longer be used as a credential. An individual may not use both the CPSGT and RPSGT credentials simultaneously. Any RPSGT who applies to take the CPSGT examination violates the BRPT Standards of Conduct and will be subject to professional disciplinary review.

 

Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute does not provide any guarantee that students of our “Let’s Talk Sleep” STAR-designated programs will pass their BRPT credentialing examinations.

 

Job Placement

 

Somniloquy Sleep Education Institute does not provide job placement services and does not guarantee students will secure employment in sleep technology after completing our “Let’s Talk Sleep” Programs or after passing the BRPT credentialing examinations. We also do not guarantee any specific salaries or wages to students who complete our programs.

 

Sleep Technology employment opportunities can be found at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) career site at https://career.aasm.org/ , the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) Career Center at https://careercenter.aastweb.org/ , and through local advertisements and career sites.

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