Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Update - July 2019

On behalf of the BBSM, I invite you to join your CBSM holder colleagues and take advantage of this dedicated pathway to becoming a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. With this application, CBSM holders will be exempted from taking the current BSM examination provided they otherwise meet DBSM eligibility criteria.

For more information visit the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

As you know, after the CBSM was discontinued by the American Board of Sleep Medicine the BBSM was formed as an independent credentialing board dedicated to BSM credentialing The BBSM is currently in the process of pursuing accreditation of its certification program to enhance recognition of the DBSM by health care organizations.

Different from your CBSM, the DBSM has been developed according to current regulatory standards for accreditation of credentialing programs by the National Commission for Credentialing Agencies. This requires verified continuing education to attain and maintain credentials. The BBSM believes this level of credential standard is essential in that it is increasingly expected by health care organizations and insurers.

If you have not completed enough CE hours over the past five year to apply now, you have time. The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) hosts a number of online, webinar and in-person training opportunities throughout the year. This includes the SBSM Scientific Conference to be held September 12-15, 2019 in Birmingham, AL. For more information about the conference view the schedule at

CBSM holder application and information can be found at Please feel free to reach out to Kathryn Hansen, our BBSM executive director at if you would like further assistance or to answer any additional questions you may have.

With warm regards,

Michael Schmitz, PsyD, DBSM
President, Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine