Electroneurodiagnostic Technology


A teacher places instruments on a model head

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (EDT) is one of the most rapidly growing specialties in the medical field.

EDT is the scientific field devoted to the recording and study of electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. Used for medical evaluation and research, it includes procedures that assess the function of the nervous system.

Technologists record electrical activity arising primarily from the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, or somato-sensory systems using a variety of techniques and instruments.

Working Conditions

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists usually work in clean, well-lighted surroundings, and spend about half of their time on their feet. Bending and lifting are necessary because they may work with patients who are very ill and require assistance. Most technologists work a standard work-week, although those in hospitals may be on call evenings, weekends, and holidays. Those performing sleep studies usually work evenings and nights. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Electroneurodiagnostic technologists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.

What job opportunities will I have?

Job opportunities exist in hospitals, clinics, physicians offices, research facilities, and specialized epilepsy and sleep centers

With additional training what other kinds of jobs could I get?

Experienced technologists can work closely with surgical teams to help monitor and prevent injury to critical areas. They can assume supervisory and management positions, jobs with equipment manufacturers in both sales and technical support. They can specialize in additional procedures such as Intra-Operative Neuro-Monitoring, Long Term Monitoring and research positions that are on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s technology.

CAAHEP Statement

The Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation for Education in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • 1. Understand the structure and function of the nervous system. (EDT110)
  • 2. Understand effects of effects of specific diseases on the brain and its function. (EDT110)
  • 3. Understand the structure of an EDT Department and the components of a policy and a procedure. (EDT111)
  • 4. Demonstrate the understanding of basic knowledge of analog EEG technology and Document the working condition of digital EEG instruments. (EDT112)
  • 5. Understand the specific EEG patterns and the correlations between EEG patterns and the clinical symptoms. (EDT13)
  • 6. Provide a safe recording environment. (EDT112, EDT114, EDT115, EDT116, EDT118)
  • 7. Establish rapport with patient and patient’s family. (EDT114, EDT115, EDT116, EDT118)
  • 8. Prepare basic data sheets. (EDT114, EDT115, EDT116, EDT118)

Upon completion of the AAS degree, graduates are eligible to take their board exams in EEG and Sleep technology. With additional training and experience, credentials in Evoked Potentials, Nerve Conduction Studies, Intra-Operative Neuromonitoring, and Long Term Monitoring are also available.

PDF EDT Accreditaton Outcomes

Electroneurodiagnostics Accreditation Outcomes

Accreditation Threshold

CoA-NDT Threshold

3 Year Average

Pamlico CC





Positive Placement



Credentialing Exam




Required Courses

PDF Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Course Checklist


The bookstore currently has a large selection of books previously used in the EDT program that are on sale. Please see the document below for information regarding the books we still have available, and their discounted prices.

PDF EDT Clearance Sale List


Leslie Jones
Instructor of Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
252-249-1851 x3043

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