Certified Brain Injury Specialist

The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists offers a brain injury certification program for direct care staff and professionals with three options:

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer
  • Provisional Certified Brain Injury Specialist

To become certified, you must demonstrate experience in the field and pass a written examination.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have had 500 hours of currently verifiable direct contact experience with an individual or individuals with brain injury (includes stroke).
  • 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.

Cost

$250 to view the training webinars for up to one year.

$350 for CBIS exam review and proctor.

$550 for the CBIS review and exam; this fee includes 5 webinars, review session, and exam administration.

If you have questions or to learn more contact Debra Holloway at debra@biav.net or call 804-355-5748

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