Certified International Sleep Specialists
View a list of Certified International Sleep Specialists
The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) supports the growth of sleep medicine
as a medical specialty internationally. Accordingly, when the ABSM administered
a certification examination, it offered an examination for non-US or non-Canadian
citizens. Candidates who successfully completed the examination were issued an ABSM
certificate as a Certified International Sleep Specialist.
Full certification was not granted by the ABSM to examinees in countries outside
the US or Canada since full ABSM certification requires not only successful completion
of the examination, but also specific training and experience, which could not be
adequately monitored or evaluated for non-US or non-Canadian residents. Consequently,
candidates who passed the examination under the international policy may not use
the designation of Diplomate of the ABSM or ABSM Certified Sleep Specialist when
referring to their qualifications.