The Board of Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) has just added 885 newly credentialed Registered Polysomnographic Technologists to the RPSGT registry, bringing the total number of RPSGTs worldwide to very near the 9,000 mark. The newly registered RPSGTs successfully passed the rigorous four-hour, 200-question RPSGT examination in December 2005.
"We are delighted to add more qualified sleep techs to this important allied health profession," said Bobby Stanley, Executive Director of the BRPT. "We are particularly pleased that the pass ratio of 63% is nearer to the goals set by the Board several years ago - and is in line with other professions' credentialing programs."
Stanley believes the higher pass rate may be partly due to candidates who have a greater awareness of what it takes to prepare for the exam, as well as the widespread use of the study guides and tools the BRPT has produced based on feedback from past applicants. "The test is certainly no easier," explained Stanley. "But, the candidates are better prepared."
In 2006, the RPSGT exam, now computer-based, may be taken by eligible candidates during four, two-week testing windows each year at hundreds of test sites in the United States and internationally. For details on the exam and a list of test sites worldwide, visit www.brpt.org.
The RPSGT is respected worldwide as the leading credential for polysomnographic technologists. The BRPT is an independent, nonprofit certification board that cultivates the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists. For more information, call (703) 610-9020, or visit www.brpt.org.