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Instructor-Led Course (In-Person)

Application & Training Process

The all-new training and certificate program for non-licensed direct care staff and individual caregivers.

Registration and Payment

Step 1: Register with an Instructor:

  • Find and register for a course with a certified BIF Instructor
  • Additional instructor fees may apply (fees may vary by instructor)
  • Email for questions and inquiries

Step 2: Purchase Course Materials:

  • Purchase the BIAA Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate Fee before the course starts.
  • This fee includes the certificate and workbook
  • Payment deadlines:
    • Online payments by 3:00 p.m. EST on Thursday ship on Friday
    • Payments after 3:oo p.m. EST ship the following Friday
  • Proof of payment required for participation:
    • Group payments: provide BIAA Marketplace Confirmation number or check number.
    • Individual payments: follow payment information above.

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

Course Attendance and Completion

Step 3: Attend the BIF Instructor-Led Course:

  • Participate in the in-person training session with the coordinated instructor
  • The instructor will provide further instructions for the following:
    • Completing the online quiz
    • Requesting the certificate of training

Step 4: Complete the Brain Injury Fundamentals Quiz:

  • Complete the online quiz after completing the required training
  • The quiz is:
    • Open-book and open-notes
    • Composed of 34 multiple-choice questions and 2 ungraded short-answer questions
    • Score of a required minimum of 80% to pass
  • Participants will receive immediate notification of their score upon submission
  • Scores are not shared with anyone other than the candidate
  • Retakes are allowed at no additional cost within one year of the training date

Certificate of Training: Request and Issuance:

Step 5: Complete the Brain Injury Fundamentals Form:

  • Upon achieving a passing score on the quiz, complete the form in the ACBIS Portal to obtain the training certificate
  • Instructions on how to complete the form can be found here.
  • Participants have one year from the training date to claim the Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate of Training

Step 6: Obtaining Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate of Training:

  • The training certificate will be issued after verification of the following:
    • Payment (Step 2)
    • Course attendance (Step 3)
    • Quiz completion (Step 4)
    • Form submission (Step 5)
  • Processing may take up to five business days
  • Questions and inquiries about application status:

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