Sleep Technologist Training

Associate's Degree in Polysomnography

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has partnered with Thomas Edison State University (TESU) to offer a special enrollment plan available only to AAST members. This is a special program for AAST members and an exceptional member benefit.

In addition to receiving college credit for the RPSGT credential, issued since 2006, TESU will accept college credits that meet program requirements that were received at any other regionally accredited college or university, nationwide and international. TESU also offers a number of non-classroom based methods of earning college credit. These options include testing and a prior learning assessment program. This means that you may be closer to completing an Associate’s degree than you think!

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The Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG) is a committee sponsored by the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Its main function is to review applications from programs that plan to provide certificate or associate degree education for polysomnographic technologists, guide applicants during the accreditation process and formulate accreditation recommendations which are then considered by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates of accredited sleep technology programs are eligible for the registry examinations.

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Locate educational programs that meet the CoA PSG standards and guidelines and have been awarded accreditation by CAAHEP.

Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) developed the Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) to promote the standardization of sleep technologist education and training. A-STEP equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the profession of sleep technology. Completing the 18 AASM A-STEP Self-Study Modules fulfills the education eligibility requirements for the registry examinations. 

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Online Health Education Degree Programs

Public Health Online has created an in-depth guide for students and young professionals looking for reliable, expert-driven information on health education, a key specialization in the field of public health. This no-cost resource dissects careers in health education, explores degree pathways at multiple academic levels, and provides a search tool to help future students identify accredited programs from some of today's best not-for-profit colleges and universities.

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Continuing Education

AAST Online Learning Center

The AAST Online Learning Center is a resource for sleep technologists, technicians and trainees to further develop and test their understanding of sleep, sleep disorders and sleep technology. Members and non-members can purchase and view presentations on subjects such as the new AASM Scoring Manual, Secrets of Sleep Scoring and guidelines for working with patients to administer a home sleep test. The AAST Online Learning Center also features online practice exams to test your understanding of the field of sleep technology.

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AAST Training Center

The AAST Training Center is where you can earn professional certifications and develop the necessary skills to advance your career in sleep technology. Learn what programs are currently being offered by visiting the AAST Training Center.

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A2Zzz: Special Edition on Education


In March of 2015, the AAST released an special themed education edition of its quarterly A2Zzz publication. The edition Education: Your Key to the Future is geared toward helping sleep technologists prepare themselves for the future in the field of sleep technology. The articles in the publication provide key initiatives needed to advance (evolve) in the field of sleep technology. Ignite your career today by reading the special themed education edition of the AAST’s A2Zzz publication.

Education: Your Key to The Future



*AAST members save 25% off the retail price of the Fundamentals of Sleep Technology textbook and the Fundamentals of Sleep Technology workbook when you purchase from the publisher using the following promotional code: WFA051ZZ.  


Fundamentals of Sleep Technology*


The completely revised and updated Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, Second Edition textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the use of polysomnography and other technologies in the evaluation and management of sleep disorders. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key terms, and an at-a-glance outline to facilitate learning. Purchase of the textbook includes exclusive online access to both the text and educational slide sets that will assist educators and students.

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Fundamentals of Sleep Technology Workbook*


This newly released workbook is a companion to the second edition of Fundamentals of Sleep Technology. Multiple-choice questions, discussion questions, and illustrated case studies make this workbook an excellent tool for self-assessment and review. Purchase of the workbook includes videos, interactive testing and modular learning tools.

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AAST Recommended Core Curriculum

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