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A-STEP is a fast-tracked education program that will help you obtain your goal of becoming a sleep technologist. Consisting of a combination of hands-on training and self-study at your own pace, A-STEP is designed for:
The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) is the credentialing board that allows you to obtain a registry as a sleep technologist.
The BRPT has various pathways for those pursuing credentialing as either registered or certified sleep technologists. National School Of Sleep Medicine is offering the A-STEP Focused Training Pathway.
The 80-Hour Introductory Course provides training and education on the history of sleep medicine, sleep disorders, sleep studies, and patient care. This hands-on course equips trainees with the critical knowledge needed to start working as a sleep technician, leading to a successful career as a sleep technologist.
To Become an RPSGT/CPSGT, read the following steps:
1. The course must be completed as the first step toward meeting the Focused Training pathway requirements, which involves hands-on training. As a result, you will put theory into practice, so the hands-on training cannot be completed online.
2. The course concludes with an online final exam consisting of 106 multiple-choice questions based on the 80-Hour Introductory Course. The instructor will provide further instructions on how students can take the final exam before the completion of the course.
There is a one-time cost of $50 for this online exam. It gives you three (3) attempts to obtain a passing score of 70% or higher. The exam fee is not included in the tuition.
3. After passing the final exam, you officially completed the 80-Hour Introductory Course. However, to advance your education and career, you must work on a series of Online Self-Study Modules with the American Academy Of Sleep Medicine. The module series consists of interactive learning components, each of which is followed by a short set of post-test questions. These modules comprise the second part of the ASTEP program, which we do not offer. Learn more about it at https://astep.aasm.org/about-modules/
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to perform duties specified in the job description for a Polysomnographic Trainee.
During the six weeks (80 hours), you will be involved with Live Zoom Meetings, online modules, and a hands-on live program in Columbus, GA. The coursework focuses on didactic presentations and the practical component of preparing patients for sleep studies, acquiring data, and staging and scoring. Faculty for the course include registered polysomnographic technologists and board-certified sleep specialists.
Please note: Financial aid is not available for the A-STEP course. Please contact us for details.
The National School of Sleep Medicine is accredited as an A-STEP provider by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
A-STEP has Sleep Technology Approved Resource (STAR) status.
Completing A-STEP in its entirety does not make you certified as a sleep technologist.
As an independent self-study program, A-STEP does not qualify for use of financial aid or the GI Bill to pay for any part of the program.
Transcripts are available for purchase with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at any time within a participant’s A-STEP account.
All our students will receive a FREE "MVAP Medical Supplies*"
Sleep Tech starter Kit!
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All our students will receive a FREE "Training Head*"
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