The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) administers the primary continuing education program for sleep technologists. AAST Continuing Education Credits are recognized by the leading certification bodies for sleep technologists and are awarded for the completion of educational activities that meet the AAST's high standards of excellence. The AAST CEC Program ensures that each educational program meets the following criteria:
  • Planned and conducted by qualified individuals
  • Addresses an identified need within the sleep technology profession
  • Contains specific written learning objectives
  • Program content and instructional methods are based on the specific learning objectives
  • An evaluation method is used to determine if the learning objectives were attained
  • Awards AAST CECs that accurately reflect the appropriate instructional time

CEC Opportunities

Sleep technologists can meet their continuing education requirements by participating in live courses hosted by the AAST, presentations and activities in the AAST Online Learning Center or by readingA2Zzz, the official publication of the AAST. Members may also find live and prerecorded CEC activities offered by CEC providers in the AAST CEC Calendar.

Demonstrating Completion of CECs

AAST members can demonstrate that they have completed the CEC activities required by their certification board by retrieving and printing an online educational transcript.  

Become a Continuing Education Provider

Educational providers may offer AAST CECs to program participants by applying for the AAST CEC Program. Rules, requirements and program information are highlighted on the CEC Program page.