Take an A-Step in the Right Direction!
Texas School of Sleep Medicine & Technology is a state licensed career school and an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) A-STEP Introductory Course Provider for Polysomnographic Trainees and Technicians. The AASM accreditation is the gold standard in the sleep medicine and sleep technology fields.
A-STEP was developed in conjunction with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and consists of 80 hours of instruction and practical training about varous aspects of sleep including the technological considerations, sleep disorders, performing polysomnography ("sleep studies") and patient care.
Although our program offers these basic requirements, the Texas School of Sleep Medicine & Technology's ASTEP- PSG Technician I Course also includes a clinical component whereby students also have the opportunity to be involved in actual patient evaluations, preparation, and polysomnographic data collection.
As an A-STEP Provider, we are recognized for our commitment to the assurance of quality care. The Texas School of Sleep Medicine & Technology has in place a solid and standardized program with an experienced staff with over 100 years of combined experience.
With the need for more highly and formally educated Polysomnographic Technicians and Technologists, the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists recently announced a change in board eligibility requirements for candidates.
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) announced the new Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) credential, an entry-level certificate for those entering the sleep technology profession. The certificate is not a pre-requisite to sitting for the RPSGT exam and is only valid for three years before the certificate holder must pass the RPSGT exam or the certificate expires.
Licensure in several states are now requiring sleep technicians/technologists to matriculate through a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Program (CAAHEP) accredited polysomnography program. Consideration is being given as well for participation in the CAAHEP program for eligibilty to sit for board examinations.
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