RPSGT Board Prep

First Sleep School

Who It's For

Individuals who have already completed the CPSGT board Prep Exam and are looking to expand their skill base to become a Registered Sleep Tech.

Topics Covered

  1. Study Performance & Instrumentation
  2. Scoring & Data Processing 
  3. Performing Therapeutic Treatments & Interventions
  4. Therapy Adherence & Management.

What to Expect

Students enrolled in this course can expect short, high quality video lessons about 5-10 minutes in length, followed by a brief quiz after each lesson.


The online RPSGT Exam Prep program allows you access 85 lessons specifically designed to parallel the four content areas of the RPSGT exam. Designed for technologists preparing for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) exam or those seeking an intensive review of the field, this program can be taken on any computer at any time.

Course Overview


Section 1

Study Performance & Instrumentation

  • Review Patient Info
  • Common Sleep Disorders
  • Medications
  • Patient Interview
  • Questionnaires
  • Prepare for Procedure
  • Identify & Apply Sensors
  • Calibrations
  • Perform Procedures
  • Document During Testing
  • Identify & Respond to Issues
  • Recording Parameters
  • Technical Specifications
  • Clinical Events
  • Factors of Sleep - Anatomy
  • Factors of Sleep - Age
  • Factors of Sleep - Clinical Disorders
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Patient Educational Needs
  • Clean & Disinfect


Section 2

Scoring & Data Processing

  • General Scoring - Adults
  • Scoring W - Adults
  • Scoring N1 - Adults
  • Scoring N2 - Adults
  • Scoring N3 - Adults
  • Scoring R - Adults
  • Scoring Major Body Movements
  • General Scoring - Children
  • Scoring W - Children
  • Scoring N1 - Children
  • Scoring N2 - Children
  • Scoring N3 - Children
  • Scoring R - Children
  • General Scoring - Infant
  • Staging Infant - Behavior
  • Staging Infant - Respiratory
  • Staging Infant - EEG
  • Staging Infant - EOG
  • Staging Infant - EMG
  • Scoring W - Infant
  • Scoring N - Infant
  • Scoring R - Infant
  • Scoring T - Infant
  • Arousal Rules
  • Cardiac Rules
  • Movement Rules - PLM
  • Movement Rules - Other Types
  • General Respiratory Rules - Adults
  • Scoring Apneas - Adults
  • Scoring Hypopneas - Adults
  • Scoring RERA's - Adults
  • Scoring Hypoventilation - Adults
  • Scoring Cheyne-Stokes - Adults
  • General Respiratory Rules - Children
  • Scoring Apneas - Children
  • Scoring Hypopneas - Children
  • Scoring RERA's - Children
  • Scoring Hypoventilation - Children
  • Scoring Periodic - Children
  • Verifying Accuracy
  • Reporting
  • Archive Data


Section 3

Performing Therapeutic Treatments
& Interventions

  • Contradictions to PAP
  • Equipment & Patient Prep
  • CPAP Guidelines - Adults
  • BPAP Guidelines - Adults
  • Titration Grading
  • Oxygen Therapy – Adults
  • PAP Therapy Guidelines – Pediatric
  • Pediatric Disorders
  • Modes of Intervention
  • Intentional Leak
  • Appropriate PAP Interface
  • Patient Acclimation
  • Intolerance - Interface Related
  • Intolerance - Pressure Related
  • Intolerance - Troubleshooting
  • Humidification
  • Alternative Therapies


Section 4

Therapy Adherence & Management

  • Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Importance of Therapy
  • Physiology of OSA
  • Mechanics of PAP Therapy
  • Desensitization Techniques
  • Compliance

What to Expect

Each student is given their own personal Dashboard upon enrollment. This is where you will access any course(s) you are enrolled in, as well as manage your user profile, achievements, certificates, order histories, and view course completion.

The course material is a Micro-Learning styled approach to teaching. 

Each lesson is broken into two components:

  1. A short on-screen video
  2. A brief quiz over the specific topics reviewed in that lesson’s video.

We intentionally structure our courses this way because we believe that providing information in relatively short bursts of focused content promotes retention rates and increases comprehension.

On average, video lessons are around 5 minutes. A few lessons can reach up to 15 mins for some of the more condensed content, and others are a little as 1 minute in length.

After each video lesson is completed, the student will be given the option to either rewatch the video as many times as they would like, or they can proceed to the quiz.

Immediately following each lesson, you will be prompted to take a brief quiz, usually consisting of about 5 questions. The quizzes are times, however you will have multiple attempts to achieve a passing grade. 

Before a student is allowed to advance to the next lesson, a passing grade of 80% must have been acquired on the previous quiz.

The video lesson can be rewatched in between each quiz attempt, if the student would like to watch it again.

After a student has completed each of the lessons in all 4 sections, they will have an opportunity to complete an optional exam review that is geared to help solidify all of the content learned in the course, as well as help prepare them for their RPSGT exam with the BRPT.

Each lesson is carefully prepared and instructed by First Sleep School’s Owner, Larry Brewer

Larry is a Registered Sleep Technologist with over 15 years of experience.

He focuses on providing a clear understanding of the content through a relational styled teaching approach. He appreciates the value of providing real-life examples to explain even the most complex content. 

See what previous students have to say about Larry, here.

Hours of CSTE
Repeatable Lessons


Access to Content

Access Plans

Access Plans

1 Month

1 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 225
One-Time Payment
  • 1 Month Access
  • 85 Repeatable Lessons
  • 9.5 Hours of CSTE

6 Month

6 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 375
One-Time Payment
  • 6 Month Access
  • 85 Repeatable Lessons
  • 9.5 Hours of CSTE
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3 Month

3 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 300
One-Time Payment
  • 3 Month Access
  • 85 Repeatable Lessons
  • 9.5 Hours of CSTE

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