The American Board of Sleep Medicine offered a certification examination for behavioral sleep medicine through 2014. While the ABSM no longer offers a behavioral sleep medicine exam, we continue to maintain and verify records for the Certified Behavioral Sleep Specialists who hold this lifetime credential.
Sleep medicine expertise also is available from a sleep disorders center that has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Learn more about the appropriate use of the ABSM Behavioral Sleep Medicine Credential.
Certification by the American Board of Sleep Medicine does not in itself confer authority to practice beyond the authority granted by a state that issues a license to practice.
The CBSM designation must not be interpreted to mean that the American Board of Sleep Medicine designation supersedes any state or federal law with regard to medical license requirements for the treatment of patients. Those who have successfully passed the exam MUST be aware of any and all stipulations within their practice act and must not practice outside of their legal limits.
Current Certification Exam
In 2018 the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BBSM) began offering Behavioral Sleep Medicine Certification. Credential verification is available on the BBSM website.