Polysomnographic Technologist Certificate

This is an intensive 9 week - 2 day a week educational program to assist current allied health professionals who desire to become sleep technologists.  The program is designed for those who hold an associate degree or higher in Allied Health to become eligible for registry as defined by the National Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologist pathway.

Career Potential:

  • Polysomnography (Sleep) Technician
  • Technical Support or Sales Position in Sleep Equipment
  • Sleep Researcher

Participant Credentials

  • Proof of a current and accepted healthcare credential as required by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist

Instructional Curriculum:

Polysomnography Fundamentals  (Three weeks of instruction – two days per week – Friday and Saturday, June 5/6,12/13 and 19/20) This is a laboratory course that introduces the student to: application, instrumentation, basic electricity, patient and equipment preparation, monitoring, calibrating, troubleshooting, and using ancillary equipment.

Polysomnography Advanced  (Three weeks of instruction – two days per week – Friday and Saturday, July 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25)  A continuation of Polysomnography fundamentals, this lab course applies basic concepts learned in the Fundamentals course. It will include: reviewing the medical record, choosing appropriate equipment and protocols, evaluate the results of the test, troubleshoot instrumentation, score test results, and report generation.

Sleep Disorders (Three weeks of instruction – two days per week- Friday and Saturday, July 31/Aug 1, Aug 7/8 and 14/15) This course prepares the student to recognize common disease found in the sleep lab, they will recognize their signs and symptoms and recognize how to treat. Diseases covered include but not limited to: Normal Sleep, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea, Periodic Limb Movement Disorders, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias, and more.

Price: $2950 includes course textbooks
Where: River Valley Community College Campus in Claremont, NH
Instructors: Instructional educators are seasoned professionals who hold specific designations in this field.
Medical Director: Glen P. Greenough, M.D.
Program Director, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

To register call Kathi Rheaume at 800-837-0658 ext 5498 or email krheaume@ccsnh.edu

Disclosures:  Pursuit of the BRPT pathway requires additional work at the discretion of the student.  It includes 546 clinical time hours completed in a sleep center under the direction of a sleep physician, as required by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT). 


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