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Polysomnographer



When to Apply

Apply by Endorsement 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, you must apply by either Original License or Current Practitioner.

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 you must meet the requirements for either Original License or Current Practitioner.

Apply by Current Practitioner 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

Apply by Original License  if neither the options above applies to you.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.


PRIOR TO APPLYING

In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:

  1. Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.


KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS

  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


ATTACHING AND ACKNOWLEDGING DOCUMENTS

On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” to mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, or license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.


Requirements for All Applicants

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit the forms and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Board office.
    • Allow at least four weeks for the SBI to send criminal history records to the Board office.
    • A new criminal background check is required even if the person recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • 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 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 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 organization must send the verification directly to the Council office.

  • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.
    • Internet or faxed verifications will not be accepted because the state seal must be affixed to the document.
  • 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

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section, in DELPROS, you must also submit:

  • Copies of the licensing/practice laws 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 Requirements for Current Practitioner Applicants or Requirements for Original Licensure Applicants below because you cannot be licensed by endorsement.


Additional Requirement for Current Practitioner Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the Requirements for All Applicants in the section above, in DELPROS, you must also submit:

  • Proof that you were practicing as a polysomnographer prior to July 1, 2011:
    • Form W-2 for employment and/or
    • Schedule C’s of your tax return, business license, or similar documentation acceptable to the Council for self-employment


Additional Requirement for Original License Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the Requirements for All Applicants in the section above, in DELPROS, you must also submit:

  • Verification that you have completed one of the following approved educational programs.  The organization must send the verification directly to the Council office.
    • Polysomnographic educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org OR
    • 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
    • Electroneurodiagnostic technologist educational program with a polysomnographic technology track accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) or
    • Accredited Sleep Technologist Educational Program (A-STEP) accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (www.aasmnet.org) <OR
    • Other educational program, which the Council has recommended and the Board approved, that incorporates both formal instruction and supervised clinical practice.

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