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EEG Exam Eligibility Requirements

ABRET encourages and promotes quality technical and clinical standards world-wide for neurodiagnostic technologists and laboratories through certification and accreditation.

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Which EEG Pathway would I fall under?


If you have an active R. EP T. credential, you are eligible to apply for the EEG exam.

Please login to your Credential Manager account to apply.

(Those who have an ABRET Credential already have a Credential Manager account. Please contact ABRET to retrieve your login information.)

After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the EEG examination, candidates must wait 6 months and submit an additional 30 hours of ASET Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

Technologists who were previously registered in EEG, and are taking the exam to reinstate a lapsed credential must meet all current eligibility requirements, and submit all required documentation.

2018 EEG Exam Outline

CAAHEP Students and Graduates are eligible for Pathway I

In order to apply for the R. EEG T. exam you must provide the following:

  • CPR/BCLS certification
  • Read the R. EEG T. Candidate Handbook (Acknowledgement of this will be required in the application process)

Login/create an account in Credential Manager to begin your application.

2018 EEG Exam Outline


Technologists who were previously registered in EEG, and are taking the exam to reinstate a lapsed credential must meet all current eligibility requirements, and submit all required documentation.

After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the EEG examination, candidates must wait 6 months and submit an additional 30 hours of ASET Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

If you have completed one of the below programs you are eligible for Pathway II:

Current Approved Formal NDT/END Programs:

  • Aga Khan University Hospital – Karachi, Pakistan
  • American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education - Piscataway, NJ
  • Boston Children's END Technology Program - Boston, MA
  • Children's of Alabama Neurophysiology Technology Program - Birmingham, AL
  • Harford Community College Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program - Bel Air, MD
  • Indiana University Health Neurophysiology On the Job Training Program – Indianapolis, IN
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network Neurophysiology Department - Allentown, PA
  • Midwestern Career College Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Training Program - Chicago, IL
  • Neurodiagnostic Technology Institute - Orlando, FL
  • Texas Children’s Hospital Neurodiagnostic Program – Houston, TX
  • University of New Mexico Hospitals EEG Technologists Training Program - Albuquerque, NM


In order to apply for the R. EEG T. exam under Pathway II, you must complete the following:

Login/create an account in Credential Manager to begin your application.

2018 EEG Exam Outline

Completion of Documentation Form:

  1. The Candidate must be present and an active participant in the set-up, troubleshooting and monitoring of each case listed, in its entirety.
  2. ABRET will accept documentation of up to three recordings per day. Do not submit more than the requested number of cases.
  3. 25% of EEGs should be completed within 12 months of the eligibility deadline
  4. Ambulatory and Long Term Monitoring set ups may not count toward the required number of EEGs, unless a routine EEG is recorded as a baseline.
  5. A routine EEG must be a minimum of 20 minutes in length, including activation and montage changes.
  6. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay or negate eligibility.

After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the EEG examination, candidates must wait 6 months and submit an additional 30 hours of ASET Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

Technologists who were previously registered in EEG, and are taking the exam to reinstate a lapsed credential must meet all current eligibility requirements, and submit all required documentation.

If you have an Associates Degree or higher, OR you hold a current RPSGT credential you are eligible for Pathway III.

In order to apply under Pathway III you must complete the following:

  • 1 year clinical EEG experience *
  • Documentation of 150 EEGs post experience
  • 30 EEG ASET-CEUs**
  • Current CPR/BCLS certification
  • Read the R. EEG T. Candidate Handbook (Acknowledgement of this will be required in the application process)

2018 EEG Exam Outline

*EEG experience is defined as experience in clinical EEG for a period equivalent to 32 hours/week (1664 hours/year). Sleep experience is not considered equivalent to clinical EEG experience.

**ASET-CEUs are a product of ASET (www.aset.org) and can be earned at any point during the EEG experience within the last 5 years. No more than 50% of the required credits may come from journal article quizzes. 

Completion of Documentation Form

  1. The Candidate must be present and an active participant in the set-up, troubleshooting and monitoring of each case listed, in its entirety.
  2. ABRET will accept documentation of up to three recordings per day. Do not submit more than the requested number of cases.
  3. 25% of EEGs should be completed within 12 months of the eligibility deadline
  4. Ambulatory and Long Term Monitoring set ups may not count toward the required number of EEGs, unless a routine EEG is recorded as a baseline.
  5. A routine EEG must be a minimum of 20 minutes in length, including activation and montage changes.
  6. Documentation forms will be randomly audited. Incomplete or incorrect information may delay or negate eligibility.

PETITION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR PATHWAY III
1. You have had structured of formal training in neurodiagnostics, but have not earned a degree.
2. You can substantiate education equivalent to at least an associate's degree (foreign medical degree, or vocational     education in healthcare field).
3. You have a combination of college credits and medical experience.

After 3 unsuccessful attempts to pass the EEG examination, candidates must wait 6 months and submit an additional 30 hours of ASET Continuing Education before again being eligible to test.

Technologists who were previously registered in EEG, and are taking the exam to reinstate a lapsed credential must meet all current eligibility requirements, and submit all required documentation.

Here are some resources to assist you on your career path:

CAAHEP

CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-three (23) health science occupations.

ASET

ASET - The Neurodiagnostic Society is the largest national professional association for individuals involved in the study and recording of electrical activity in the brain and nervous system. ASET's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and professional excellence for members, creating greater awareness of the profession and establishing standards and best practices to ensure quality patient care.

EEG candidates may complete the Petition of EEG Eligibility Form to petition their eligibility at the time of application if:

 

  1. You have had structured of formal training in neurodiagnostics, but have not earned a degree.*
  2. You can substantiate education equivalent to at least an associate's degree (foreign medical degree, or vocational education in healthcare field).
  3. You have a combination of college credits and medical experience.

*Structured is defines as any organized learning institution or program that has defined class work, core instruction and measurable outcomes. On the job training is NOT considered structured learning.

Completion of the online petition requires a $15 fee.