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Become an Introductory Course Provider

Support Sleep Technology Through Standardized Introductory Education

For nearly two decades, AASM accredited sleep facilities and academic institutions across the county have become Introductory Course Providers through A-STEP and educated thousands of sleep technicians by teaching the 80-Hour Introductory Course.

Benefit Your Practice

Be a leader in the field of sleep technology by becoming an Introductory Course Provider and offering the 80-Hour Introductory Course. Create a pipeline of qualified sleep technologists through consistent standardized training, ensuring that your patients have access to high-quality sleep care. Teaching the introductory course allows to onboard your own staff, and/or create an alternative revenue stream by training sleep technicians in your area. A-STEP is the nationally recognized educational experience, with a proven track record for those looking accelerate their career in the field of sleep technology.

A-STEP is a Two-Part Education Program

As an Introductory Course Provider, you are ensuring adherence to all program requirements and to promote A-STEP in its entirety.   A-STEP is not finalized until each student has successfully completed Part I and Part II of the program.

Part I

Part II

The 80-Hour Introductory Course contains practical and didactic training, either held at your facility or in combination with an academic institution. The course concludes with the successful completion of the introductory course final exam, which is available on the A-STEP website. The series of Online Self-Study Modules. Trainees are granted access to the modules after successful completion of the 80-Hour Introductory Course Final Exam. The modules are an essential resource as trainees prepare to take a sleep technologist certification exam: RST, RPSGT, CPSGT.

Sleep Technology Approved Resource (STAR)

A-STEP is an approved STAR program with the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). As an A-STEP accredited Introductory Course Provider there is no need to apply for individual STAR status because A-STEP has obtained both:

  • SELF-STUDY: A-STEP Online Self-Study Modules (RST Pathway E, RPSGT/CPSGT Pathway 1).
  • FOCUSED: A-STEP 80-Hour Introductory Course and Online Self-Study Modules (RST Pathway B, CPSGT Pathway 3 and RPSGT Pathway 4).

Provider Accreditation Process

To be considered for Introductory Course Provider accreditation, you must submit a completed application, with all supporting documents and application fee for review. Upon approval, you will be able to offer the 80-Hour Introductory Course over a two-year period. To make achieving A-STEP accreditation simpler for you, we have developed online resources and streamlined the A-STEP accreditation process.

Ready to begin? Advance onto Provider Accreditation Resources.


your business and create a new revenue stream by setting your own course registration fees.


your educational content, presentations, and provide 80 hours of course instruction that aligns with the operation of your sleep practice.


a pipeline of potential qualified sleep technologists with on-the-job training for your practice.


consistent training and ensure patients in your area have access to high-quality sleep care.