Brain Injury Fundamentals Instructors
Application & Training Process
Brain Injury Fundamentals Instructors are approved to provide official training to candidates. These instructors demonstrate advanced skills in the field of brain injury and maintain their skills through continuing education.
Become an official ACBIS Fundamentals Instructor
Complete the Brain Injury Fundamentals Application to begin providing training today.Application Form
Information & Eligibility
In order to be eligible:
- Applicant must be a current Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST); or
- Applicant must be a current Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) who has held the certification for 3 or more consecutive years.
Maintenance of Brain Injury Fundamental Trainer Status
Once an applicant becomes a Fundamentals instructor, there is a maintenance requirement. To maintain the BIF Instructor status, an instructor must successfully renew their CBIS or CBIST certification (with no additional credits required above CBIS/CBIST renewal requirements). If the CBIS or CBIST certification expires, so does the BIF Instructor status.
Cost & Fees
There is no cost associated with the Brain Injury Fundamentals Instructor Application.
Upon verification of your CBIS/T certification, you will participate in a “Train the Trainer” webinar and answer a short survey prior to receiving access to training materials.
The instructor and/or designated class administrator must officially register the course with ACBIS by submitting Part A of the Fundamentals Training Registration Form to email@example.com. Upon submission, the instructor or designated class administrator will receive a confirmation email along with a link, unique to that specific class, to the online quiz.
The Fundamentals bundle must be purchased prior to the course.
Payment should be received by BIAA at least three weeks in advance of the training to ensure workbooks will arrive in time for use. Please note: Orders received by 3 p.m. EST Thursday will ship on Friday. Payments made past that time will ship out the following Friday.
- To pay online by credit card, click here.
- To pay by check, include this accompanying form.
The instructor and/or class administrator and participants will be required to provide evidence of payment of the application fee.
- If a group payment was made on behalf of the participants, they will need to be provided with either the BIAA Marketplace Confirmation number or the check number.
- If participants are responsible for making a personal payment, see payment methods above.
The training course is held. At the end of training, instructors must direct participants to complete the quiz and form to claim their certificates. If the instructor paid for the applications & workbooks, he/she must provide the Order ID to the applicants. The quiz and form may be completed at a later time, but the links must be distributed to the participants.
Once training is complete, the instructor and/or class administrator must provide the class roster to ACBIS by submitting Part B of the Fundamentals Training Registration Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation of payment will also need to be tracked and recorded on the form.
Certificates will be issued to participants within their individual program portals once ACBIS verifies their attendance of training, receipt of payment and successful completion of the quiz and form.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to complete the participant form.
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