23 Online Self-Study Modules


Each module includes a 30-minute online video presentation followed by a set of ten review questions. Students are encouraged to complete the modules while they receive 18 months of supervised, on-the-job training from a sleep disorders center. Technologists who have already received certification can also purchase individual modules and receive 1 AAST CEC credit per module. Users must register an account to purchase and access A-STEP modules. 


Who completes the online modules?

  • Sleep technology trainees who have passed the AASM A-STEP live 80-hour Introductory Course
  • Candidates for the American Board of Sleep Medicine Sleep Technologist Registry Examination (RST) or the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Exam.
  • All unregistered technologists at AASM accredited facilities regardless of other credentials.
  • Experienced technologist who wish to sharpen their skills and review the most up-to-date information.

The first module "Welcome to Sleep Technology" is free. Discounts are offered to students who have completed the AASM A-STEP live 80-hour Introductory Course. Payment is online by credit card only, otherwise payment is required when you first access each module. All charges are non-refundable.

Completed the live 80-hour Introductory Course:   $20 per module

Did not complete the live 80-hour Introductory Course:   $30 per module



Online Self-Study Module Instructions

The 23 online modules can only be completed in sequential order. Once you begin, you cannot start another until you have finished your current module.


1. Register or Log in 


2. At the end of each module you must pass a short examination, by earning a grade of 70% or higher, before proceeding. You may review the module and take the exam as many times as necessary.


3. Once you successfully complete the exam with a grade of 70 percent or higher you will not be able to view the module again. 


4. The AASM will maintain certification records that show completion of the 23 A-STEP Online Self-Study Modules. The AASM will provide PDF transcripts to students for a $20 charge. 


Note: If you are a returning A-STEP participant in order to complete the updated modules you must register a new account.