The BRPT has been a long-time proponent of formal education for sleep technologists. However, the majority of technologists entering the field still do so through on-the-job training and self-study education. Over the years the BRPT Education Advisory Committee has reviewed and approved alternative education programs for exam eligibility. In early 2012, in an effort to better recognize these education providers, the BRPT created the STAR (Sleep Technology Approved Resource) Program.
STAR designation is reserved for education programs that do not have CAAHEP or CoARC accreditation. Designation as a STAR provider is granted solely for the purpose of establishing candidate eligibility for the RPSGT and CPSGT exams.
STAR programs are assigned a program provider number allowing the STAR provider to track student performance on BRPT exams. New or already developed programs interested in STAR designation will need to complete an application form and undergo program review prior to approval. A STAR application and a current list of STAR programs can be found below.
For more information or to enroll, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.