AAST provides sleep technology professionals with a variety of pathways for career development. In an effort to ensure quality and consistency in the profession, AAST has developed a Scope of Practice along with a series of technical guidelines and core competencies for sleep technologists. Sleep technologists are strongly advised to use these documents for professional development and self-evaluation.

Individual members who demonstrate excellence, service, and commitment to the profession are recognized for their contributions through awards.

AAST also supports individuals entering the sleep technology field by offering numerous online learning opportunities, including free online presentations for members.