What is the AAST?

The AAST supports sleep technologists through education, networking, and certification programs, aiming to advance the field while also advocating for the field's recognition and growth.
Written by
Andrew Brewer
Published on
January 4, 2024
The AAST logo is a registered trademark of the AAST.

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sleep technology. It was established in 1978 and has since become the leading voice in the field of sleep technology.

The AAST is committed to advancing the sleep technology profession by providing education, training, and certification programs for sleep technologists. The organization also advocates for sleep technologists and promotes the importance of sleep medicine to the public.

One of the key goals of the AAST is to establish and maintain high standards of practice in sleep technology. To achieve this, the AAST offers certification programs for sleep technologists, including the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) credential. The RST certification is recognized as the standard for excellence in the field of sleep technology.

In addition to certification programs, the AAST offers a range of educational resources for sleep technologists, including online courses, webinars, and conferences. These resources provide sleep technologists with the knowledge and skills they need to provide high-quality care to patients with sleep disorders.

The AAST also plays an important role in advocating for sleep technologists and promoting the importance of sleep medicine to the public. The organization works with lawmakers and regulators to ensure that sleep technologists are recognized as essential members of the sleep medicine team. The AAST also promotes public awareness of the importance of healthy sleep habits and the role of sleep technologists in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.

Overall, the AAST is a vital organization that plays a critical role in promoting excellence in sleep technology. If you are a sleep technologist, becoming a member of the AAST can provide you with the education, resources, and support you need to excel in your career.

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