In light of ongoing developments resulting from COVID-19, the AAST is taking steps to accommodate your organizations as you face hard decisions regarding your in-person educational programs during this time of uncertainty. Our primary concern is not only for the safety and well-being of our valued providers, but also for the health and safety of your attendees and the vendors you work with.
In the instance that your organization chooses to postpone your previously approved event(s) due to COVID-19 concerns, please submit this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your organization will not need to re-apply for AAST Continuing Education Credits (CECs) if you choose to postpone your event, and no changes are made to the approved content or purpose of the program.
Your organization can also choose to apply for and award your attendees AAST CECs for online learning or virtual format programs relevant to the continuing education of sleep technologists in addition to traditional in-person events.
The AAST Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Program provides Educational Providers with the opportunity to apply for and award their attendees AAST-approved CECs. 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.
Note all attendees of AAST-approved events who wish to claim AAST Continuing Education Credits 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By creating an educational provider account, you can access the following within the AAST CEC Portal:
- Submit program offerings for AAST-approved CEC review for approval
- Report approved-program attendance (by individual or via bulk upload) for AAST members and guests
- Pay required filing fees
- View your program submission status and history
- View your program filing fee status and details
- Search practitioner directory
- Copy existing approved-programs for new applications
Looking to Apply for AAST CECs? Start Here!
- Applications - Who, When, and How Much?
- How to Submit an AAST CEC Application
- How to Report Post-Activity Attendance
- How to Find or Create an AAST ID
- How to Submit Post-Activity Filing Fee Payment
- Need more help? Contact us.
- How COVID-19 May Affect Your AAST CEC Program
Have questions on AAST's 2020 CEC Program changes? Check out this 10-minute process recording for requirements of applications submitted after March 9, 2020.
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.