The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) to equip students with the education and training they need to excel in the profession of sleep technology.
Sleep technology, also known as polysomnographic technology, is a specialized health-care profession. It involves the technical evaluation of patients with sleep disorders in the clinical setting of a sleep disorders center or laboratory for sleep related breathing disorders. Sleep technologists utilize the latest technology to conduct sleep studies that ensure the safe and accurate assessment and treatment of sleep disorders patients.
Students enter the profession as a trainee and advance to the level of technician once they have an overall understanding of sleep-technology skills. A technician reaches the highest level in the profession, technologist, after he or she passes the Sleep Technologist Registry Examination (RST) Exam offered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, or the BRPT's Exam.
A-STEP provides students with the comprehensive education and practical training that prepares them for registry exam. To enroll in A-STEP a student must have completed high school.
Select one of these links to learn more about A-STEP for students:
AASM A-STEP Introductory Course
Learn more about this 80-hour instructional course.
AASM A-STEP Self-Study Modules
Learn more about these 23 online educational modules.
Contact the AASM national office at (630) 737-9770 for more information about A-STEP for students.