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Renewal Requirements

Annual Renewal

CBIST Renewal Requirement and Information

The certification is valid for one year and requires an annual renewal. The continuing education requirement is 15 CEs and 8 training hours. Click here for acceptable types of CEs and audit information. 

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

  1. Payment of a $65 certification renewal fee  
  2. Submission of the online CBIST 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. 

CBIST Renewal Process

Step One

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

Step Two

Under My assignments, select Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) Certification and continue to the CBIST Renewal step.

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

Answer all application questions and fill out your continuing education and training hours completed within your renewal validation period.   All CEUs and training hours 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 or training.

Pay your renewal fee; applications will not be processed until payment is confirmed. 

Step Three

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

Once your renewal application and payment are received, your re-certification will be reviewed – processing may take up to one week – after which, if approved, your updated CBIST certification will be issued.   

Beginning May 2021, ACBIS is issuing Unique Certificate ID Numbers for each certificate earned (as well as per certification). The Certificate ID is unique to each individual and unique to each validation period. The Certificate ID will change every year when the renewal process is completed and a new certificate is issued. The Certificate ID will be used to identify active/current certification statuses.  

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