Polysomnographic Technologist - To become licensed as a polysomnographic
technologist an applicant must comply with the following procedures and
(a) An applicant shall complete
an application that can be obtained from the Committee Office. The application
form is not acceptable if any portion of it or any other documents required to
be submitted by this rule or the application itself have been executed and
dated prior to one year before filing with the Committee.
(b) An applicant shall respond truthfully and
completely to every question or request for information contained in the
application form and submit it along with all documentation and fees required
by the form and these rules to the Committee Office. The required fees
(application fee and state regulatory fee) may be paid in person, by mail or
electronically by cash, check, money order, or by credit or debit cards
accepted by the Division. If the fees are paid by certified, personal or
corporate check they must be drawn against an account in a United States Bank,
and made payable to the Polysomnography Professional Standards
(c) An applicant shall
submit all documentation in support of an application to the Committee Office.
All supporting documents must be received in the Committee Office within ninety
(90) days of receipt of the application or the file will be closed. When
necessary, all required documents shall be translated into English and such
translation as well as the original document certified as to authenticity by
the issuing source. Both versions must be submitted.
(d) An applicant shall have the Tennessee
Bureau of Investigation send the result of a criminal background check of the
applicant directly to the Committee Office.
An applicant shall cause to be submitted
to the Committee Office two letters of reference from any of the following
1. A supervising physician ,
2. An instructor who provided
training to the applicant in a polysomnography training program, or
3. A licensed polysomnographic
(f) If an
applicant holds or has ever held a license or certification to practice
polysomnography or any other profession in Tennessee or any other state, the
applicant shall submit the equivalent of a Tennessee Certificate of Endorsement
(verification of licensure or certification) from each such licensing agency
which indicates the applicant holds or held an active license or certification
and whether it has ever been disciplined or restricted.
(g) All applications shall be sworn to and
signed by the applicant and notarized. All documents submitted for
qualification of licensure become the property of the State of Tennessee and
will not be returned.
applicant shall complete and obtain a passing score on the national certifying
exam given by the BRPT within twelve months of applying for initial licensure
unless the applicant is seeking licensure by endorsement pursuant to Rule
0880-14-.03(1)(l) in which case the applicant only needs to demonstrate that
they have obtained a passing score on the national certifying exam given by the
BRPT prior to applying for licensure.
(i) The applicant shall submit proof of
completion of one of the educational requirements in T.C.A. §
unless exempted by T.C.A. §
applicant shall have the school send directly to the Committee Office either a
certificate of completion, diploma, or final official transcript.
(j) The applicant must be credentialed by the
technologists by endorsement - The Committee may issue a license by endorsement
to an applicant who is currently licensed to practice polysomnography under the
laws of another state, territory or country if the qualifications of the
applicant are deemed by the Committee to be equivalent to those required in
Tennessee. Endorsement applicants must:
Complete the Committee approved application,
2. Provide proof of possessing a current
license, in good standing, from another state,
3. Demonstrate that they have completed the
educational requirements in T.C.A. §
4. Demonstrate current certification by the
Demonstrate that they
have obtained a passing score on the national certifying exam given by the
(I) Application review and licensure
decisions shall be governed by Rule 0880-14-.04.
Technician - An application for a temporary permit to practice as a
polysomnographic technician pursuant to T.C.A. §
shall comply with all requirements of Rule 0880-14-.03(1) and all application
review and permit decisions shall be governed by 0880-14-.04.
(a) Once the Committee receives notice that
the Technician has obtained a passing score on the national certifying exam the
applicant may be issued a license as a polysomnographic technologist.
(b) A technician has twelve months from the
date of graduation from their accredited educational program to provide proof
that they have passed the national certifying exam or their permit will be
withdrawn. The Committee may in its sole discretion grant a one time extension
of up to three (3) months beyond this one year period.
Polysomnographic Trainee - Persons
seeking to provide services as a polysomnographic trainee pursuant to T.C.A.
shall give written notice to the Board, through the Committee, at least thirty
(30) days before providing such services, and shall include the following
information in their letter of notification:
(a) Their full name,
(b) Their date of birth,
(c) Any other licenses, certificates, or
permits they hold in Tennessee or another state,
(d) The facility or facilities where the
person will be providing sleep-related services,
(e) Name of the educational program or
institution in which the trainee is enrolled and in which he/she is receiving
social security number,
and physical address, and (h) Home telephone number.
BRPT eligible persons are credentialed in
one of the health-related fields accepted by the BRPT and are seeking clinical
experience to be eligible to sit for the BRPT examination pursuant to T.C.A.
Give written notice to the
Board, through the Committee, and shall include the following information in
their letter of notification:
1. Their full
2. Mailing and physical
3. Home telephone
4. Their date of
5. Any other licenses,
certificates, or permits they hold in the State of Tennessee or any other
6. Name and license number
of the technologist providing direct supervision of the individual,
7. Their social security
(b) Only provide
polysomnographic services for twelve (12) months from the date they give notice
to the Committee of their intent to provide polysomnographic services unless
they have been granted a license as a polysomnographic technologist or have
completed all of the necessary requirements to provide polysomnographic
services under T.C.A. §
(5) All applicants seeking
licensure or providing notice to the Committee under Rule 0880-14-.03(1)
through (4) shall at the time they begin providing polysomnographic services
designate a primary supervising physician or a polysomnographic technologist if
allowed by law. The person providing polysomnographic services must submit in
writing any change in the primary supervising physician or polysomnographic
technologist to the Committee's Administrative Office within fifteen (15) days
of any change.