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.


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


SPECIAL NOTE: if you find ACBIS materials (e.g. flash cards) on the web that are older than 1 year, don’t study it…the material has been updated for the current test!