Training Program Requirements/Eligibility

Training Program Requirements/Eligibility

Electroencephalograph (EEG) Technologists in Canada are trained either through college based diploma programs in Electrophysiology or in-hospital based EEG training programs. In order for students to be eligible for the C.B.R.E.T. Inc. Examinations, all training programs must obtain C.B.R.E.T. Inc approval.

To obtain C.B.R.E.T. Inc approval, all training programs must submit a detailed course syllabus for review by the C.B.R.E.T Inc. Board of Directors. Submission must include the following: a detailed course outline which includes course structure, timetables, and lecture topics. The submitted materials will be cross referenced to the CAET National Competency Profiles and C.B.R.E.T. Inc approval granted on based on adequate coverage of all aspects of the Competency Profiles. Additional requirements are as follows:

The training facility must have written confirmation from C.B.R.E.T., Inc. that they have been approved. Approval is subject to review at the discretion of the C.B.R.E.T. Inc Board of Directors.

The facility must be registered with C.B.R.E.T. Inc., as a training facility for one (1) year prior to a candidate’s eligibility for the written examination.

Training programs must be a minimum of two years in length and are subject to an application fee. Once approved, the training site agrees to have their names and contacts listed on the C.R.R.E.T., Inc website and also must submit an updated syllabus every 3 years or as required by C.B.R.E.T., Inc.

Training Program Approval Fee:

All training programs seeking approval by C.B.R.E.T. Inc. must pay a $500 fee to fund the cross-referencing of the program’s course syllabus to the Competency Profiles. This fee is not retro-active to those programs already approved by C.B.R.E.T. Inc before 2008.

Hospital-Based Programs:

Must include 10 hours of structured learning per week for students in training

Have at least one (1) C.B.R.E.T. Inc., Registered Technologist.

Have a full time or major part-time Electroencephalographer who is an M.D. and a Certified member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (C.S.C.N.).

College Diploma Programs:

Diploma program must include a minimum of 500 hours of EEG instruction.