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Electroencephalographic Technologist, Registered - Credential Evaluation and Credit Recommendations

Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (REEGT)

Credit Recommendations

  • Clinical Practicum I: 2 credits, lower division level

  • Clinical Practicum II: 2 credits, lower division level

  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology I: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology II: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Fundamentals of Healthcare for the END Technologist: 1 credit, lower division level

  • Neuroanatomy and Physiology for the END Technologist: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Neurological Disorders I: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Neurological Disorders II: 2 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates 

January 2014 through December 2023

Issuing Agency

American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (ABRET)

2908 Greenbriar Drive, Suite A, Springfield, IL 62704

About the Issuing Agency 

The American Board of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) is a nonprofit credentialing board that offers the voluntary certification by examination in electroencephalographic technology. 

About the Credential

The Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic (EEG) Technologists is designed and written for those health care professionals that are trained in and currently practicing EEG technology.  The credential is voluntary and sets a standard of competence for healthcare professionals.

The objectives of ABRET in awarding the REEGT credential are to establish standards for registration of electroencephalographic technologists by:

  • Providing a standard of knowledge in electroencephalographic technology required for registration.

  • Establishing and measuring the level of knowledge required for registration in electroencephalographic technology by means of an objective, computer based written examination.

  • Formally recognizing those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of ABRET and pass the Registration Examination for Electroencephalographic Technologists.

  • Encouraging continued professional growth in electroencephalographic technology through mandatory continuing education and recertification.

Health care professionals trained and currently practicing are eligible to take the REEGT credentialing examination if they meet one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Pathway I: The candidate must hold a CAAHEP diploma and hold a current CPR/BLS certification.

  • Pathway II: The candidate must hold a certificate of completion from an ABRET recognized program, have documentation of 100 EEGs, and hold a current CPR/BLS certification.

  • Pathway III: The candidate must have an associate degree or RPSGT certificate, have 1 year of clinical EEG experience, have documentation of 150 EEG cases following 1 year experience, have 30 EEG ASET credits, and hold a current CPR/BLS certification.

  • Candidates who hold a current R. EP T. credential are eligible to sit for the EEG exam. A current CPR/BLS certification is required.

Applying for the Credit

If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit. 

  • Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding the applicability of the credit to your degree plan.
  • Contact the PLA Office or the Registrar to apply for the credit. 

Course Descriptions

Clinical Practicum I: 2 credits, lower division level

  • Demonstrate clinical competency in performing basic EEG skills, routine EEG testing procedures

  • Demonstrate ability to utilize and maintain laboratory equipment to perform EEGs under the direction of a registered technologist.

  • Demonstrate ability to perform a routine EEG on a cooperative patient in two hours

Equivalent to END 103 as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made.

 

Clinical Practicum II: 2 credits, lower division level

  • Demonstrate clinical competency in complex EEG recordings

  • Demonstrate understanding of effects of medications in END studies as well as sedation practices and common medications with a focus on antiepileptic drugs and their effect on the EEG

  • Demonstrate understanding of cerebral brain death studies

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pediatric recording requirements

Equivalent to END 203 as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made.

 

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology I: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Demonstrate performance and understanding of patient history taking

  • Demonstrate knowledge of published guidelines for performing adult EEG, basic concepts of montage development, activation procedures

  • Demonstrate knowledge of normal awake and sleep patterns

Equivalent to END 102 as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made.

 

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology II: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Demonstrate understanding of EEG, abnormal patterns, and patterns of unknown significance including polarity, localization and filters

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various epileptiform EEG patterns such as spikes, sharp waves as well as non-epilptiform patterns in adults

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pediatric EEG patterns from permaturity to adolescence.

  • Demonstrate methods used to localize events using polarity rules

  • Apply ACNS guidelines to gain knowledge of complex EEGs and recording methods

Equivalent to END 202 as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made

 

Fundamentals of Healthcare for the END Technologist: 1 credit, lower division level

  • Demonstrate understanding of the scope of practice of the END technologist

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the professional code of ethics of the practicing END technologist as well as a historical perspective of the profession.

Equivalent to END 101 as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made.

 

Neuroanatomy and Physiology for the END Technologist: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Demonstrate knowledge of neuroanatomy and physiology including directional terms with other organ systems

  • Demonstrate knowledge of structure and function of general sensory receptors

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic anatomical terminology used to describe body direction, surfaces, body planes, directional terms used to perform END testing

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various types if tissues, body membranes

Equivalent to END 201 as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made.

 

Neurological Disorders I: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the CNS and common abnormalities such as neoplasm, infection and trauma

  • Demonstrate understanding of the clinical signs and symptoms of coma, impaired consciousness

  • Demonstrate knowledge of abnormal PNS testing- EMG, EP testing

  • Demonstrate understanding of abnormalities in common diseases such as Multiple sclerosis, demyelinating diseases and spinal cord disease

Equivalent to END 301 - Neurological Disorders I as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made.

 

Neurological Disorders II: 3 credits, lower division level

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the CNS and common abnormalities such as neoplasm, cerebrovascular disease, developmental disorders, metabolic/toxic disorders

  • Demonstrate knowledge of patient symptoms such as headaches, dizziness and vertigo

  • Demonstrate understanding of the presentation of various levels of consciousness, including coma

  • Demonstrate understanding of the indications for surgical monitoring in the IOM neurosurgical procedures and the expected changes that may occur during neurosurgery.

Equivalent to END 401 - Neurological Disorders II as taught at the Institute of Health Sciences and for which a CCAP credit recommendation was made.