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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.