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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.

Cost & Fees

There is no cost associated with the Brain Injury Fundamentals Instructor Application. In the application under payment method, please use the code CBISBIFI (if you are a current CBIS) or CBISTBIFI (if you are a current CBIST). 

Application Process

Please note that the application forms require use of Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. You must also ensure that all Pop-Up Blockers are disabled.

  1. Submit the Brain Injury Fundamentals Instructor Application once you have verified that you completed all required fields. A confirmation email will be delivered to your inbox.

    Please note: 

    Make sure to select Brain Injury Fundamentals Instructor at the top of the application.
    Use the ACBIS Credentials Recovery Form to retrieve your ACBIS registration number.  
    You will not need to complete the Training & Quiz Details section. 
  2. Instructors must watch a recorded “Train-the-Trainer” webinar. Instructions on how to access the “Train-the-Trainer” will be sent to candidates in a separate email.  
  3. Submit answer responses to “Train-the-Trainer” questions (provided in the email referenced above) to Upon receipt, candidates will receive notification of official approval and instructions on how to access training materials via email. 

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

  1. Once a course has been coordinated and date has been set, 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. 
  2. The Fundamentals bundle must be purchased prior to the course. Payments should be received by BIAA at least two to three weeks in advance of the training to ensure workbooks will arrive in time. 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.

    If the payment is made via check, please include this accompanying form.
    Otherwise, payments may be made online via credit card in BIAA’s Marketplace through this link.
    Please remember to make note of the check number or the BIAA Marketplace confirmation number as it will need to be entered in the designated field on the Brain Injury Fundamentals form when participants claim their certificate.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A certificate will be issued to each participant via email once ACBIS verifies their attendance of training, receipt of payment and successful completion of the quiz and form. 
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