Based on surveys and feedback that the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) has received from its credential holders, the board agrees there is an important need for a specialty exam for advanced sleep titration.
So BRPT is seeking active RPSGT volunteers who are well-versed in state-of-the-art titration technology and techniques to help BRPT with two phases of this project: First, to assist in the development of a job task analysis survey and second, to help develop exam questions based on the job task analysis survey findings.
A job task analysis survey will examine the current state of professionals who regularly perform advanced sleep titration modes and the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively fulfill the responsibilities required of a professional with a high level of understanding in this important sub-specialty.
Based on the findings of the job task analysis, volunteers will assist in the development of exam questions. In doing so, volunteers will play an important role in this process, sharing their advanced sleep titration knowledge and expertise by working with the BRPT Advanced Sleep Titration Committee to ensure exam content quality.
In addition, it’s a chance to gain a broader understanding of the exam development process and an opportunity to make valuable business and personal connections by working alongside BRPT Board members and other colleagues in the field.
BRPT Volunteer Expectations
- Volunteers must be active RPSGT credential holders currently working in a sleep facility with approximately 75% of time spent conducting advanced sleep titration modes.
- Volunteers must have experience with ResMed and Philips Respironics advanced titration modes, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, and dental devices.
- Volunteers are expected to respond in a timely manner to requests from the BRPT exam committee chair and to review, edit, and help develop survey and exam questions.
- Volunteers are expected to participate in conference calls when necessary.
Because of the contributions of volunteers’ time, talent, and expertise, BRPT is able to develop and administer the CPSGT, RPSGT, and CCSH programs according to best industry practices, which ensures stringent professional standards of clinical sleep health professionals. In addition, volunteers were critical to the creation of the Pediatric Sleep Certificate exam.
A successful candidate who passes this online specialty exam for advanced sleep titration will earn a certificate in advanced sleep titration.
If you are interested in this opportunity, email Michael McLeland, PhD, RPSGT (BRPT Advanced Sleep Titration Exam Committee Chair) at volunteer[at]brpt.org. Include your resume/CV.