BIANC provides Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) training to professionals and service workers across North Carolina.  A three day class is available specifically to review material for the certification exam, and to strengthen the network of dedicated, competent brain injury specialists across North Carolina.

A Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) designation is also available. This additional classification allows professionals to conduct CBIS courses and administer the necessary exams.

The CBIS and CBIST certifications are developed and administered through the Brain Injury Association of America. These designations require an applicant to pass a standardized exam, possess a high school education, and complete 500 hours of paid work experience with brain injury in the past 3 years.

The 2017 CBIS program has new materials and information! The chart below explains the different training options you can attend the class. Options include attending the class to become CBIS by completing the exam, or attending the class for review of brain injury information without taking the exam

In addition, current CBIS can use the new training as CEUs for their certification renewal.

Pricing Course Overview/Materials Class Time Suggested Audience
$500 Training/Review, National Online Exam for Certification, Includes Latest CBIS Manual Edition. 3 days Individual meets certification requirements of 500 paid hours in brain injury field within the past 3 years.
$250 Training/Review, Includes Latest CBIS Manual Edition 2.5 days Individual does not meet certification requirements, Previous CBIS, Support Group Leaders, BIANC Board Members

Required Text: The Essential Brain Injury Guide Edition 5.0

Please review the website, or the event flyer to learn more.

* Do not register on the website if you are planning on completing CBIS with BIANC.

Please contact BIANC for special offers and available group rates.


When: August 23, 24, & 25, 2017
Where: Asheville, NC
Cost: See Chart Above
Contact: Susan Fewell, (919) 618 – 3003 or

Registration Deadline: July 31, 2017 **Deadline has been extended. Please contact BIANC as soon as possible if you are planning to register for this class.**

To Register if Taking the Exam

1) Download and complete the registration form: BIANC CBIS Application
2) Email an electronic copy of your resume:
3) Mail completed application, along with check to:

PO Box 97984
Raleigh NC 27624

To Register if NOT Taking the Exam

1) Download and complete the registration form: CBIS Training Form
2) Mail completed application, along with check to:

PO Box 97984
Raleigh NC 27624