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Renewal Information & Process

Annual Renewal

CBIS Renewal Requirement and Information

The certification is valid for one year and requires an annual renewal. The continuing education requirement is 10 CEs. Click here for acceptable types of CEs and audit information. 

In order to renew your CBIS, the following is required annually:

  1. Payment of a $70 certification renewal fee.  (as of 1 January 2023)
  2. Submission of the online CBIS application renewal (printed, mailed, or faxed copies will not be accepted) 

Click here for additional information pertaining to the renewal such as the grace period, late fees, reinstatement policy, how to update your information, and the listing of current certificants. 

CBIS Renewal Process

Step One

Log in to the ACBIS Program Portal. This account site is your individual program portal.

Step Two

Within the ACBIS portal:

  1.  Users will find My Assignments link as the landing page.
  2.  Select Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Certification course and
  3.  Click the blue button to continue to the CBIS Renewal step.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to complete the renewal application.

Answer all application questions and fill out your continuing education completed within your renewal validation period.  All CEUs must have been earned within your 1-year renewal period.  *Grace period ONLY applies to submission of renewal application and payment.  It does not apply to the continuing education events.

Pay your renewal fee; applications will not be processed until payment is confirmed.  Fees are non-refundable.

Step Three

Submit the renewal application via the ACBIS Portal.  Once both the renewal application and payment are received, re-certification submission will be reviewed – processing may take up to two weeks.  If approved, an updated CBIS certificate will be issued and available in the ACBIS portal via My Certificates tab.  

Each certificate has a Unique Certificate ID Number earned (as well as per certification). The Certificate ID is unique to each individual and unique to each certification period. The Certificate ID changes every year when the renewal process is completed and a new certificate is issued. The Certificate ID is used to identify active/current certification statuses.

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