American Board of Sleep Medicine Sleep Technologist Registry Examination
The role of sleep technologists is important to the diagnostic and therapeutic services provided to sleep disorders patients. As the practice of sleep medicine evolves with new technologies and policies, there is an increased need for trained sleep technologists who have demonstrated their knowledge of sleep technology and aptitude in a clinical setting through a registry examination that leads to a credential in sleep technology.
The American Board of Sleep Medicine’s (ABSM) Sleep Technologist Registry Examination was developed by a Sleep Technologist Examination Committee comprised of senior members of the sleep technology profession and the sleep medicine field. The examination reflects the day-to-day responsibilities of the sleep technologist in a clinical setting and is based on the education and training pathways available for the sleep technology profession.
Select one of the following links for more information about the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) credential
The ABSM advises individuals to consult their state’s statutory language to determine which education and certification pathways are required. For example, the requirements for licensure contained in the Code of Public General Laws (Statutes) of Maryland state that the applicant must "Pass the certification examination for Registered Polysomnographic Technologists administered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or other certification examination approved by the Board."
ABSM Sleep Technologist Registry Exam: Important Dates:
|September 14 - 27, 2014
||August 27, 2014
||June 11, 2014
Learn more about the examination by downloading the candidate handbook and respective applications:
The RST is a five year certification. Applicants must complete 50 continuing education credits (CECs) within the five year span or they will be required to take the RST examination. For information on recertification, view the recertification guidelines.