Acquiring the Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) credential is the next step in ensuring you remain a valuable, marketable, and well-informed asset in the field of brain injury services. All new paid applicants will receive a one-year subscription to the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. This reflects a commitment to ensuring that certificants have access to the latest brain injury research, treatment, and practice information.
Upon receiving your CBIS credentials, your certification must be renewed annually. For renewal information and requirements, click here.
Official ACBIS training is provided by Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (CBIST) and is offered at many Brain Injury Association state affiliate conferences and events and through many service providers across the country. Contact the ACBIS office to find a training site in your area or to arrange for a training to occur at your own facility. Training is not required to sit for the examination; you may complete self-study if you wish.
Costs & Fees
Individual Rate: $300
Group Rate (fees are per person):
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Please visit the Group Administrators section for more information
about the ACBIS Group Application Process.
ACBIS Application fees are non-refundable unless the applicant does not meet eligibility requirements, in which case a $35.00 cancellation fee will be applied.
Requirements & Eligibility
- Applicants must have had 500 hours of currently verifiable direct contact experience with an individual or individuals with brain injury.
- Experience can be paid employment and/or academic internship.
- The qualifying experience must have included formal supervision or have been conducted while the applicant operated under a professional license. Volunteer work does not qualify.
- Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.