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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:

  1. Applicant must be a current Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST); or
  2. 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. 

Application Process

Step One

Apply Here 

Step Two

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.  

Training Materials

Approved instructors will be provided with a Fundamentals Instructor Guide and PowerPoint slides for the program modules. Training materials are available in the ACBIS Fundamentals Instructors Secure Zone. Each instructor is limited to one Fundamentals workbook, which can be purchased post-approval in the ACBIS Fundamentals Instructors Secure Zone.  

Training Process

Step One

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 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. 

Step Two

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.  

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.   

Step Three

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.

Step Four

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 Confirmation of payment will also need to be tracked and recorded on the form.

Step Five

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. 

For more information and frequently asked questions, please click here

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