As the practice of sleep medicine evolves with new technologies and policies, there is an increased need for trained sleep technologists who have demonstrated knowledge and aptitude in a clinical setting. The Sleep Technologist Registry Examination is intended to certify that successful candidates have the minimum competencies required to effectively perform the job requirements for a sleep technologist.
The Registered Sleep Technologist Examination is a computer-based, multiple-choice examination administered at a testing center. The exam consists of 150 questions, with four hours allotted for completion. The examination tests candidates’ general body of knowledge in sleep technology in the following sleep-related domains of practice:
- Gathering and analyzing patient information
- Testing preparation procedures
- Sleep study procedures
- Sleep study record scoring
- Service management and professional issues
2021 Sleep Technologist Registry Exam Dates
|Application Deadline||Examination Date|
|January 15, 2021||February 1 – 19, 2021|
|March 19, 2021||April 5 – May 23, 2021|
|July 9, 2021||July 26 – August 13, 2021|
|September 17, 2021||October 4 – October 22, 2021|
Learn more about the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) examination.
The Registered Sleep Technologist Examination is not accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Some state licensing board and employers require that the registry examination you sit for be accredited by the NCCA. Before submitting your application, we highly recommend that you ensure that your state licensing board (if applicable) and your employer will accept the Registered Sleep Technologist credential.
The ABSM is currently exploring NCCA accreditation for the Registered Sleep Technologist Examination.