Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS)

The Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS) Examination objectively measures the knowledge and skills of respiratory therapists who perform sleep disorders testing and therapeutic intervention. It goes above and beyond general respiratory care activities to focus specifically on competencies that are unique to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. Therefore, wearing the CRT-SDS or RRT-SDS badge of distinction signals to employers, colleagues and patients that your skills are highly specialized.

The SDS Examination is available for respiratory care professionals who have proven their dedication to excellence by earning the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential and have experience or education in the field of sleep medicine. For more information, click or tap on a topic below, or visit our SDS Exam FAQs.