The Board of Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) will automatically ship at no cost a free, 70-page 2007 RPSGT Exam Study Guide to those who apply between January 1 and February 14 to take the exam at any time during 2007. Since BRPT transitioned to computer-based testing last year, eligible candidates may schedule to take the 4-hour, 200-question multiple-choice exam to become a Registered Polysomnographic Technologists during 48 days of the year at hundreds of locations in the U.S. and internationally.
Exam dates for 2007 are:
The 2007 Candidate Handbook with application forms, deadlines and details about eligibility and procedures is available for downloading at no cost at www.brpt.org. Candidates may sign up to receive email updates and take a virtual tour of a test site.
There are close to 10,000 registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGTs) worldwide today and those in the field of sleep medicine hope that number will grow rapidly to meet the burgeoning interest in polysomnography and the increasing number of patients seeking quality, professional sleep studies.
Those eligible to take the examination include professionals with 18 months of paid clinical experience in polysomnography, or successful completion of AASM's A-STEP program; credentialed professionals with 6 months of paid clinical experience in polysomnography from a BRPT-accepted health-related field such as nursing, respiratory care and electroneurodiagnostics; or graduates of programs with special recognition in polysomnography, as accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) is an independent, nonprofit certification board that cultivates the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists by providing an internationally recognized credential - the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. A growing certificant base includes RPSGTs in the United States, Canada, China, Japan and Australia. For more information, call (703) 610-9020, or visit www.brpt.org.