Credentialing Exam Updates (May) - Michael Schmitz, PSYD, CBSM

BSM Certification Update - Application Opens June 1st for BSM Exam!

If you are not able to meet the application deadline for the first exam, fear not! The exam will be administered every six months with theI am thrilled to announce that online  application for the BSM certification examination will open on June 1, 2018. The first examination is scheduled for September 15-29, 2018 at over 300 testing sites in the US and Canada.  The application deadline for the first BSM exam is July 15, 2018.   If you are not able to meet the application deadline for the first exam, fear not! The exam will be administered every six months with the second exam scheduled for March 16-30, 2019.

A new Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BBSM) will have oversight over the BSM exam and certification. Its website is currently under construction which will include a certification handbook and other tools to guide you through the application process.  The credential to be granted by the BBSM will be the DBSM (Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine). 

In the meantime, for information about the exam, certification, and what you need to do to prepare go to https://www.behavioralsleep.org/index.php/member-resources/society-of-behavioral-sleep-medicine-credentialing-exam. 

For those planning on attending SLEEP 2018 in Baltimore, join us for a BSM Certification Exam Information Session on Saturday June 2 from 11:30 -12:30 pm as part of the SBSM conference and awards reception.  If  you have other questions, please feel free to direct them to kathryn@behavioralsleep.org and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Warm Regards,
Mike Schmitz, PsyD, CBSM
Chair, BSM Certification Implementation Workgroup