There is growing need for expertise in the areas of sleep health education and long-term patient care. Oregon Tech is an academic leader in the field of sleep health.

A new health credential– the Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) - has been developed by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Oregon Tech’s Clinical Sleep Health (CSH) program is designed for health professionals preparing to sit for CCSH examination and opens a broad arena of career options for those working with sleep patients.

About Our Program

Degrees offered within the clinical sleep health program...
Associate DegreeCertificate


Non-physician health care providers play an important role in successful disease management, community support, and the standard of care and education provided to sleep patients and their families. This program provides training and education to aid in the care and management of patients with sleep disorders, primarily sleep apnea.

Students gain knowledge of sleep abnormalities and learn to evaluate treatment plans to provide quality long-term patient care for adult, geriatric, pediatric, and infant populations. Graduates may use the certificate to meet requirements for job competencies, promotions, salary increases, or other considerations. Graduates are prepared to develop and implement education programs for patients and families, as well as outreach programs for the larger community.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the CCSH examination, available through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) provided all requirements are met.

Students may also want to consider the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management.


Who is Eligible?

Applicants to this program must:

  • Meet Oregon Tech’s admission criteria.
  • Have current employment working with sleep patients.
  • Hold an associate or higher degree.  (Required for certificate applicants only.)*
  • Hold one of the following credentials:


    • Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)
    • Respiratory Therapist (RRT, CRT)
    • Neurodiagnostic Technologist (REEGT, CLTM)
    • Health Educator (CHES)
    • Nurse (RN, LPN, MSN)  
    • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
    • Physician (MD, DO)
    • Physician Assistant (PA)
    • Dentist (DDS)
    • Dental Hygienist
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in health, counseling, science

*To sit for the CCSH exam, the BRPT requires an associate (or higher) degree.

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  • For applicants who do not have a degree, we offer an associate of applied science (AAS) program. You should enroll in the AAS program if you don’t already hold a degree.
  • For applicants who already have a degree, we offer a certificate program. However, you may enroll in the associate degree program even if you already hold a degree.



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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NWCCU is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.