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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) developed the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) to promote the standardization of sleep technologist education and training. A-STEP equips trainees with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the profession of sleep technology.

THE A-STEP PROCESS


Explore the steps below to discover more about the process of becoming an RST, CSPGT, or RPSGT.
If you are already familiar with the A-STEP process, browse the Directory of Providers to find an accredited course provider near you.


BECOME A CERTIFIED OR REGISTRED SLEEP TECHNOLOGIST


The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) are the credentialing boards that confer registration and certification as a sleep technologist.


Eligible Pathways

There are several eligible pathways to become a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST), Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CSPGT), or Registered Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist (RPSGT).

The eligible pathways include:
  • Clinical Experience
  • Healthcare Credential
  • CAAHEP/CoARC Student
  • Focused Training

More Information

For more information about the different pathways, eligibility requirements, and credentials offered visit these websites:


American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM)

Board of Registered Polysomnographic
Technologists (BRPT)

BECOME AN A-STEP ACCREDITED COURSE PROVIDER


AASM offers A-STEP accreditation to AASM Accredited Sleep Facilities and Academic Institutions. These entities can apply to become an accredited A-STEP provider of the 80-Hour Introductory Course.

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