On May 30, 2018, the BRPT posted this statement on their website regarding the future acceptance of respiratory credits for credential maintenance and recertification:
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is long-known for offering a wide range of excellent educational opportunities for its members. We value these programs and believe the sleep-related content is as an integral part of a sleep technologist’s professional development.
The BRPT facilitates the approval of high quality continuing education opportunities to meet the professional needs of sleep technologists and other healthcare professionals working in clinical sleep health. All educational credits submitted for credential maintenance and/or recertification must be relevant to the scope of practice including the areas addressed by BRPT exam content and general sleep medicine education, as well as new technology and its application in the delivery of sleep medicine. This helps to ensure the RPSGT exam remains NCCA-accredited.
Beginning September 1, 2018, the BRPT will no longer accept CRCE credits submitted for credential maintenance or recertification unless they are directly sleep related. This policy applies to all live and online courses, as well as respiratory conferences. Any education credits earned on or after September 1, 2018 that do not follow these guidelines will no longer be accepted.