By: Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) on September 10th, 2020
Meet Stacey Myers, RPSGT, CCSH, Who Took AAST’s Designated Education Program
Republished from BRPT with permission
“I found the recorded modules easy to follow and the information very valuable,” said Stacey Myers, RPSGT, CCSH, who earned her CCSH credential in March. “The information provided gave me important knowledge and critical details on some areas that I don’t normally practice on the night shift. This greatly helped in preparing me for the CCSH exam.”
The AAST CCSH Designated Education Program is for candidates with an active RPSGT credential. Upon completion of this seven module series, and receiving a passing score on the post-test, RPSGT credential holders who have recertified at least once are eligible to sit for the CCSH examination, under BRPT’s Pathway #3. Candidates must provide proof they passed the post-test with a score of 70 percent or higher to receive a certificate of eligibility to apply. BRPT also requires current BLS certification for eligibility.
Added Myers, “I wanted to earn the CCSH credential for professional growth and expansion. I recently opened a new sleep lab and I’m eager to add this service and higher level of expertise to better serve our patients.”
To learn more about the CCSH examination – go to
AAST CCSH Designated Education Program Recorded Modules
AAST launched the AAST CCSH Designated Education Program Recorded Modules to allow those with their RPSGT to become eligible to earn their CCSH. Upon completion of this seven module series and receiving a passing score on the post-test, RPSGT credential holders who have re-certified at least once will be eligible for the CCSH credential, under a newly created pathway. Candidates must provide proof they passed the post-test with a greater than 70% score to receive a certificate of eligibility to apply. BRPT also requires currrent BLS certification for eligibility. This course has been approved for 7.5 credits by the AARC.
Important Information Regarding the Exam and Access:
- This is an open-book exam. Users can access the program workbook by clicking on the Resources tab in the course, or utilize the paper copy that was provided.
- There is no time limit for completing the exam once you begin, however, users will only receive two attempts.
- Users may attempt the exam twice, and must receive an overall score of 70% or higher to pass.
- Users may zoom in to view patient data images and examples by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the course.
- Users will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the exam. This is the certificate that will be used to verify pathway eligibility for the CCSH credentialing examination.
- Access to the exam is limited to 120 days.
To learn more, go to aastweb.org/ccsh-resources.