Certified Long-Term-Monitoring Technologists – specialists who use instruments to record electrical impulses transmitted by the brain and the nervous system. They also work with physicians to expertly interpret where epileptic seizures originate. Long-Term-Monitoring Technologists work in hospitals, medical centers, research institutions and diagnostic laboratories.
The Certification Examination in Long Term Monitoring is designed for the advanced level R. EEG T. who has had at least one year of experience in Neurophysiologic Long Term Monitoring, and is currently practicing in a monitoring environment. Candidates will be expected to have been an active participant in the set-up, monitoring, and review of prolonged video-EEG cases.
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
-A minimum of one year as an R. EEG T.
-All candidates must provide proof of hands-on CPR/BCLS training.
Eligible candidates who pass the Certification Examination in Long Term
Monitoring will be certified in long term monitoring for a period of five years; will be permitted to use the designation CLTM after their names; and will receive a time limited Certificate from ABRET. They will be eligible for recertification in the year their credential expires. If the candidate does not meet recertification requirements, they will no longer be permitted to use the CLTM designation.
ABRET is the national credentialing board for EEG, Evoked Potential, Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring, and Long Term Monitoring Technologists, awarding the credentials R. EEG T., R. EP T., CNIM, and CLTM. ABRET credentials are the gold standard in electroneurodiagnostics, recognized world-wide, and required by many hospitals, clinics and neurology departments, nationwide. ABRET credentials assist in establishing competency in the field of electroneurodiagnostics.