The ABSM will cease to offer the Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Examination effective December 31, 2014.

Examination Date      Application Deadline      Application Available 
July 13-26, 2014    June 25, 2014   April 16, 2014 
October 5-18, 2014   September 24, 2014    July 30, 2014 

The domain of behavioral sleep medicine comprises the behavioral dimension of normal and abnormal sleep mechanisms and prevention, assessment, and treatment of sleep disorders and associated behavioral and emotional problems through the application of established principles of behavior change.

The eligibility requirements was recently expanded and format of the examination was recently revised to better promote behavioral sleep medicine and foster the growth of individuals certified in behavioral sleep medicine. The examination is open to applicants who possess a postdoctoral degree (e.g., PhD) and valid license, and meet the outlined educational and training/experience requirements.

The 2014 Certified Behavioral Sleep Medicine Examination is offered through the ABSM’s testing partner, Kryterion.  Eligible candidates will take the examination at one of Kyterion’s testing locations in the United States or Canada; a list of locations is available on their website.  After review and approval of applications eligible candidates will receive instructions on how to register with Kryterion and schedule a testing date.           

Select one of these links for more information about behavioral sleep medicine certification:

Contact the ABSM national office for more information about the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Exam.