80-HOUR INTRODUCTORY COURSE


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Overview

The 80-hour Introductory Course is regularly offered at an AASM A-STEP Accredited Provider. This in-person course consists of 80 hours (held over two-weeks) of instruction and training on sleep disorders, sleep studies and patient care. Each A-STEP Accredited Provider sets their course schedule and registration fees. Click here for a CURRENT listing of all accredited A-STEP Providers.


The 80-Hour Introductory Course is not available online. Trainees may be required to travel if an accredited provider is not available in their area.


Eligibility Requirements

Completion of the 80-Hour Introductory Course IS REQUIRED:

  • American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM):
    • Pathway B - A-STEP Introductory Program and Modules with On-the-Job Training.
  • Board of Registered Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist (BRPT):
    • Pathway 4 - Focused Training

Completion of the 80-Hour Introductory Course IS NOT REQUIRED:

  • American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM):
    • Pathway A – Graduates of CAAHEP or COARC Programs
    • Pathway C - Health Professionals
    • Pathway D - Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
    • Pathway E - ON-THE-JOB TRAINING IN AN AASM-ACCREDITED SLEEP FACILITY
  • Board of Registered Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist (BRPT):
    • Pathway 1 - Clinical Experience
    • Pathway 2 - Healthcare Credential
    • Pathway 3 - CAAHEP/COARC Student

For questions about the registry exams or to review the pathway eligibility requirements contact the ABSM or the BRPT.