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Notice - September 1, 2021

The AAST Board of Directors is proud to announce that as of September 1, 2021 providers are no longer required to submit Post-Event CEC Filing Fees for AAST-approved educational offerings. Providers with current approved, or pending programs and all future approved programs will not require post-event CEC filing fees in order to record your attendees' CECs.

The removal of this requirement will be complete in approximately 1-2 weeks in the CEC application portal. During this time, you may continue to submit your organization’s upcoming fall events for AAST CEC approval .

Background

The AAST Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Program provides Educational Providers with the opportunity to apply for and award their attendees AAST-approved CECs for in-person and online events. CECs earned through AAST-approved educational opportunities will be accepted by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists for purposes of registered and certified polysomnographic technologist recertification. Each program offering, or hour of continuing education, must be applied for individually or reflected in the number of offerings at the time of application submission. 

Educational Providers

Note all attendees of AAST-approved events who wish to claim AAST Continuing Education Credits in their AAST account must have an AAST User ID. Attendees must have at least a free guest account with the AAST to obtain a User ID.

To help support this process, we recommend using this process document, which illustrates how to obtain an AAST User ID, and provide these instructions to all of your attendees at the time of registration. You may also use this drafted email template to adapt and provide a reminder to your attendees before the registration process begins.

Current Providers

If you have previously submitted programs, please visit https://cec.aastweb.org/account/login.

To gain access to your account, please select "Forgot your password?" and enter the email address associated with your provider account. Click "Submit" to receive an email with additional instructions on how to set a new password. If you require your provider ID, contact info@aastweb.org.

New Providers

New educational providers, please visit https://cec.aastweb.org/account/login and select "Register as a Provider". Follow the prompts to create a new profile.  For any questions, contact info@aastweb.org.

By creating an educational provider account, you can access the following within the AAST CEC Portal:

  1. Submit program offerings for AAST-approved CEC review for approval
  2. Report approved-program attendance (by individual or via bulk upload) for AAST members and guests
  3. Pay required filing fees 
  4. View your program submission status and history
  5. View your program filing fee status and details
  6. Search practitioner directory
  7. Copy existing approved-programs for new applications

Access the AAST CEC Portal


Application Overview

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AAST CEC Calendar

Educational Providers who submit a program for review may take advantage of AAST Headquarters' CEC Calendar. This opportunity is included within the application form. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please check yes on the application form.