In response to some questions about the CEC, here are some points of clarification on the new CEC evaluation program through the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS):

  • The CEC certificate for the 2009 CSS conference in Toronto was provided with the registration package. Individuals should have included the credit hours calculation on their certificate depending on what they attended. The maximum Technologist CEC hours was 16.25 Hrs. The CSS office has kept a record of people who were registered and has forwarded this to the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists (BRPT). CLICK HERE to download the 2009 Final Program.
  • The CSS received approval from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) to act as an accrediting body for educational programs. This means that educational programs approved and awarded CEC by the Canadian Sleep Society will automatically count towards re-accreditation by the BRPT. This is to help Canadian RPSGTs keep up with their CEC hours for recertification. We did not go through the AAST for this approval as the BRPT is the examination and licensing body.
  • The application that can be downloaded from the website is ONLY for educational providers wishing to have their educational sessions or programs accredited.
  • If you attended an educational session you are NOT required to complete this application. If the educational session you attended was approved for CECs, you should have been provided an attendance certificate stating who the accrediting body was (for example previously the AAST, now possibly the CSS). The CEC certificates will be provided through the education provider, not the CSS, though records of attendance will be maintained by the CSS. Please contact your educational provider if you did not receive an attendance certificate.
  • These CECs are only for future educational activities, you cannot submit an application based on an education activity that has already happened.
  • It is not compulsory for Canadian Technologists to submit applications for educational activities to the CSS as well as BRPT or AAST. It is the BRPT who is the licensing body. This is an alternative avenue for Canadian education providers to have their event accredited.
CEC Programs

The Canadian Sleep Society has been recognized by the BRPT as an accrediting body for continuing educational credits (CEC). Educational Providers now have the opportunity to apply for CECs through the Canadian Sleep Society. Please include Deadlines for completed CEC applications: February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1. Allow at least 30 days for application processing.

For information on the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT), please visit their webiste www.brpt.org

Continuing Education Credits (CEC) approval from CSS/SCS

Educational activities for Sleep Technologists being submitted for CEC through the CSS/SCS must meet the following criteria to be considered for approval:

  • The content of the event should be relevant to the Sleep Technology Profession.
  • The educational program should be evaluated by attendees.
  • Only educational programs of a minimum of 1 hour will be considered.
  • Only educational programs held within Canada may apply to the CSS/SCS.
  • The Educational Provider assumes responsibility for providing each attendee with a certificate of completion.

CEC Continuing Education Credits Application

To download the CEC Program application, use the button below. Additional templates (including attendance certificate, tracking sheet and evaluation form) are provided as samples.