The European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) Board is pleased to announce the


4th Examination of Certification in Sleep Medicine for Sleep Technologists.


Please find the requirements and basic credentials as well as informations about the application process below.


Time and Place

April 08, 2017

Marseille, France - University Aix Marseille (Faculté de Médecine - Timone; 27 boulevard Jean Moulin; 13385 Marseille)


The Examination

The examination will consist of two components.

The first part will be a written test, consisting of 50 single-choice questions (one out of five) to be completed on-site.

The ESRS Textbook and 2016 AASM Scoring Manual Version version 2.3 are the recommended readings for this examination.


24 questions will be related to chapter B (Sleep Diagnostics) and the other

26 questions will be related to topics from chapters A, C-J of the ESRS Textbook.

The pass mark is 50%.

The second part of the examination will focus on practical skills. This part will involve sleep staging, event scoring and interpreting 2 excerpts from PSG recordings and also a full MSLT recording. All consecutive 30-second epochs will be printed on paper. Successful candidates must achieve an 80% concordance with the panel of experts.

Both parts must be successfully passed in order to qualify for certification.



Technologists, nurses, and other sleep professionals that wish to take the examination should:

  • Possess one of the following: a degree in science, psychology, nursing or similar; RPSGT qualification or equivalent national qualification/registration. Applicants who do not match these criteria must provide formal evidence of training, qualifications and professional development activities equivalent to degree/RPSGT level (e.g. diploma, professional certification, course certificates).

  • Have at least 5 years post graduate experience in performing, scoring and analysing polysomnography and Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) procedures, polygraphy and actigraphy studies.

  • Have experience in the diagnostic procedures and management of a full range of sleep disorders

  • Have a very good knowledge of sleep physiology and pathophysiology obtained through recognised and accredited sleep education courses and meetings, particularly those recognised and accredited by national and international sleep societies.

Please note, the examination and instructions will be in English, therefore candidates must have a good command of English.


In addition applicants should:

  • * Be proposed for eligibility for the exam by the clinical director of their sleep centre or a member in good standing with the ESRS who can vouch for their experience.

  • * Submit a detailed CV with relevant education and employment history plus scanned copies of relevant qualifications, and meeting attendance certificates as above.
  • Pay the examination fee (payment will be made by bank transfer, using a credit card that is recognised and accepted by Paypal or preferably your personal Paypal account).


(* Please prepare the above-mentioned documents before starting the application. The documents can be uploaded as PDF-files or JPEG-files within the Online Application. The name of the PDF-file must include the name of the applicant and the content of the document. We recommend putting all documents in one pdf-file. The size of the PDF-file should not exceed 1 MB)


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The Qualification

The successful candidates will have the ESRS qualification title of ”Somnologist – Technologist” conferred on them.


Examination Fee

The examination fee is € 375.- (included is a non-refundable € 90.- administration fee, payable on submission of the application).


Online Application

The online application will be open from November 01, 2016 - December 31, 2016.


Acceptance of your application

You will be notified about the acceptance of your application not later than mid-February 2017.

For any questions please contact:

Axel Wiechmann
ESRS Examination Office
Andreasstr. 4, 93059 Regensburg, Germany
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Phone: +49 941 69633419