According to a letter from American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) president, Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) board of directors has voted to create a certification exam for sleep technologists.

The letter, addressed to Janice East, RPSGT, REEGT, president of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), states that the exam will be administered by the ABSM. The letter does not include information about a timeline for development of the exam. The  BRPT has acknowledged receipt of the letter and will be communicating with credential holders this week about the ABSM’s plans.

The BRPT has posted the ABSM letter and the BRPT’s response.

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