Updated A-STEP Self-Study Modules


On Jan. 1, 2018, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) added three new modules to the A-STEP Program, increasing the number of self-study modules from 23 to 26. The three new modules are:

  • Infection Control in the Sleep Center
  • Non-PAP Therapies for the Treatment of OSA
  • Administration and Titration of Oxygen.

This change may affect your eligibility for the certification exams offered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Please read the information below and contact the ABSM and BRPT for more details.

Please note: The A-STEP self-study modules must be completed within 36 months (3 years) after your date of registration.

ABSM – RST Credential

The ABSM has indicated that all Pathway B & E candidates (including those who completed the original 23 modules) are eligible to take the exam within 3 years of their A-STEP registration date. Get specific details from the ABSM.

BRPT – RPSGT Credential and CPSGT Certificate

The BRPT has indicated that, as of June 1, 2018, all CPSGT & RPSGT exam candidates using the Eligibility Pathway 1 or 4 (RPSGT) or Pathway 1 or 3 (CPSGT) must complete the new series of 26 modules in their entirety to meet eligibility requirements to apply for these exams. Get specific details from the BRPT.

Completing the New A-STEP Modules (RPSGT & CPSGT Applicants)

If you started the 23 A-STEP modules but did not complete them by June 1, 2018 you are now required to complete all 26 modules before your three-year registration expires. The three new modules are now accessible in your account.

If you completed the original 23 A-STEP modules and:

  1. your three-year registration has not expired, and;
  2. you have not applied for or;
  3. your application was denied because you have not completed the 26 A-STEP modules

simply log in to your A-STEP account and follow the step-by-step directions to access the three new modules.

Remember: You must complete the A-STEP self-study modules within 36 months (3 years) after your date of registration.

For more information about the A-STEP program, contact the AASM at (630) 737-9770 or astep@aasm.org.