Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

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Polysomnographer


Selecting Type of Application

The documentation that you are required to submit in support of your application depends in part on the type of application you file.  Use the following guidelines to decide which type of application you should select:  

  • Endorsement – Select this type if you meet both of these conditions:
    • You hold a current license to practice polysomnography in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia), and
    • There are no outstanding or unresolved complaints against you.

If you do not meet both conditions, select another application type.

The Council will review the laws and regulations of the other jurisdictions where you hold a current polysomnographer license to determine if any has licensure requirements that are substantially similar to Delaware’s requirements. If any jurisdiction’s licensure requirements are substantially similar to those of Delaware, you may be licensed by endorsement.  However, if the Council determines that none of the jurisdictions has substantially similar requirements, you cannot be licensed by endorsement and must instead meet the requirements for either Original License or Current Practitioner.

  • Current Practitioner – Select this type if you
    • are currently practicing polysomnography, and
    • were practicing as of July 1, 2011. 

Even if you are currently practicing, you must choose another type if you were not practicing prior to July 1, 2011.

  • Original License – Select this type if neither description above applies to you.

Requirements for All Applicants

The following summarizes the documentation requirements for all applicants, regardless of the type of application you are filing. The application form may request additional documentation based on your answers to the questions.

  • Enclose processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • Complete the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to request State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks.  Follow the instructions on the form to arrange to be fingerprinted. This is required even if you recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • Complete, sign and submit the DelawareChild Protection Registry Request Form to the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families following the instructions on the form.
  • You must submit proof that you have passed a national certifying examination, as follows:
IF you are applying by…

THEN arrange for the Council office to receive verification that…

Current Practitioner

  • You have passed the Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) or Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination given by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), sent directly from BRPT to the Council office, and 
  • You have been certified by the BRPT. 

Endorsement

You have passed either the:

  • Certified Polysomnographic Technician (CPSGT) or Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination given by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), or  
  • Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) examination given by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Original License

    The verification must be sent directly to the Council office from the organizations:
    • To request BRPT verification, see BRPT’s web site (www.brpt.org).
    • To request NBRC verification, see NBRC’s web site (www.nbrc.org).
  • If you have ever been licensed to practice polysomnography in another jurisdiction, arrange for the Council office to receive a license verification (i.e., letter of good standing) sent directly from each jurisdiction where you have ever held a polysomnography license.
    • Internet or faxed verifications will not be accepted because the state seal must be affixed to the document.
  • Submit a certificate showing that you have completed a current Basic Life Support (BLS) course that includes hands-on skills training.

Additional Requirement for Endorsement Applicants

The following is required in addition to the items listed in Requirements for All Applicants above.

  • Submit copies of the licensing/practice statutes and regulations pertaining to the practice of polysomnography from each jurisdiction where you hold a current license. 
    • The Council will determine whether the licensing requirements of any jurisdiction where you are currently licensed are at least equal to those of Delaware. If none is at least equal, you must meet the requirements in either Additional Requirements for Current Practitioner Applicants or Additional Requirements for Original Licensure Applicants below because you cannot be licensed by endorsement.

Additional Requirements for Current Practitioner Applicants

The following is required in addition to the items listed in Requirements for All Applicants above.

  • Submit proof that you were practicing as a polysomnographer prior to July 1, 2011: 
    • If you were employed, provide Form W-2.
    • If you were self-employed, provide Schedule C of your tax return, business license, or similar documentation acceptable to the Council.

Additional Requirements for Original License Applicants

The following is required in addition to the items listed in Requirements for All Applicants above.

  • Arrange for the Council office to receive verification that you have completed one of the following approved educational programs.  Verification must be sent directly from the organization to the Council office.
    • A polysomnographic educational program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) or
    • A respiratory care educational program that is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care and completion of the curriculum for polysomnography certificate established and accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com) or
    • An electroneurodiagnostic technologist educational program with a polysomnographic technology track that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) or
    • An Accredited Sleep Technologist Educational Program (A-STEP) that is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (www.aasmnet.org) or
    • Any other educational program incorporating both formal instruction and supervised clinical practice as recommended by the Council and approved by the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.

 



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Last Updated: Thursday, 30-Jan-2014 11:13:01 EST
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