The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina wants to help meet your training needs. We provide programs for agencies and civic groups on many different aspects of brain injury. Each person with a brain injury, whether traumatic (TBI) or non-traumatic, is unique and has the potential to make improvements with appropriate and timely services. We want to help you better serve, and care for, people with brain injuries.
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
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.
Please note that there are different classes, at different locations when registering.
|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 within the past 3 years.|
|$250||Training/Review, Includes Latest CBIS Manual Edition||2.5 days||Individuals who does not meet certification requirements. Previous CBIS, Support Group Leaders, BIANC Board Members|
*A $50 late fee will be applied to applications received after the final deadline date.
Required Text: The Essential Brain Injury Guide Edition 5.0
Please review the acbis.pro website, or the event flyer to learn more.
* Do not register on the acbis.pro website if you are planning on completing CBIS with BIANC.
Please contact BIANC for special offers and available group rates.
Upcoming Classes: Click on the class location for more information, and how to register.
August 23-25, 2018 — Wake Forest Baptist, Winston-Salem, NC
October 25-27, 2018 — WakeMed Hospital, Cary, NC
November 8-10, 2018 — Cone Health, Greensboro, NC
To Register if Taking the Exam
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
Become a Proctor
BIANC can provide a proctor during the exam period or work with each applicant to find a proctor in the local community. The following individuals may act as a proctor:
– Colleague or Supervisor of the CBIS applicant
– Individual who holds the CBIST designation
– BIANC Staff Member (with CBIS designation)
To become a proctor, please contact the BIANC office.
Phone: (919) 833 – 9634
BIANC wants to help meet your training need. These two separate online courses can help professionals, survivors, and family members learn more about brain injury. In addition, the modules listed can be classified as educational hours for your CBIS certification renewal credits.
BIANC’s New Training Modules:
BIANC has not only updated our current NC modules with partnership from Greensboro Area Health Education Center, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), but has created a new course targeting primary care physicians and professionals featuring 4 NC professionals! This new course was helped made possible by the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services and the Administration for Community Living.
Including this specialized training, NC will house 5 (FREE!) total modules spanning topics of
- Public Services & TBI in NC
- Pediatrics and TBI,
- Cognitive & Behavioral Changes in Adults with TBI,
- Substance Use & TBI, and
- Primary Care and TBI.
Aside from the specialty population module, these courses are intended for service providers in North Carolina public service agencies, including: Local Management Entities (LMEs), vocational rehabilitation or independent living offices, educators, case managers, substance abuse or mental health professionals, social security or social services professionals, advocacy or support agencies, or anyone else who serves people with brain injury.
Please make note that the previous location of online training modules, nctbitraining, is inactive.
Brain Injury 101:
Presented by the Brain Injury Association of America, Brain Injury 101 is a straightforward training program that can be modified from one hour to a full day of training for your organization or program. Topics include the causes and consequences of brain injury, definitions, methods of assessing needs, community resources, and how to deal with specific behaviors.
The video uses simple language and images of real people who have sustained a brain injury, as well as medical experts and advocates. Judy Fortin, former CNN anchor and medical correspondent, guides you through important information to help maximize your loved one’s recovery. Lee Woodruff adds practical advice – her husband, Bob Woodruff of ABC News, was injured in a bomb blast in Iraq.
BIANC Family Conference
Family Conference – 2019
A conference for caregivers, families, and professionals involved in lifetime planning for survivors of brain injury.
Many thanks to all who support this conference (participants, exhibitors, sponsors, donors, volunteers, BIANC staff).
Plans have already begun for the 2019 conference – More information on the Way!
Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference 2018
Save The Date!
The Brain Injury Association of NC (BIANC), in collaboration with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), is offering this interprofessional conference on November 30 & December 1, 2018, at MAHEC in Asheville, NC.
Friday and Saturday, November 30th & December 1st, 2018
Lodging Information: Click here to make your reservations online today.
|Group Name:||Brain Injury Association of North Carolina|
|Hotel Name:||DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville – Biltmore|
|Hotel Address:||115 Hendersonville Road|
|Asheville, North Carolina|
If you chose to call the hotel to make reservations, please mention to staff that you are attending the BIANC’s TBI Conference 2018.
Brain Injury Basics & Strategies Webinars
When: March 27, June 26, September 25, December 18, 2018
The webinar, hosted by the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, is ideal for providers, family members, support teams, and individuals with brain injury.
Attendees will learn about brain, the changes that occur following injury, and potential strategies to aid in challenges affecting daily living. If you’ve seen one brain injury, you’ve seen one brain injury. Every individual with a brain injury is a person first, and deserves respect and dignity from all individuals.
There is no cost to attend webinars in 2018, but registration is required.
Objectives of the webinar include:
- What is brain injury?
- Definitions, causes, incidence
- Interconnections, and parts of the brain
- What changes occur after a brain injury?
- Physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional challenges, and strategies
- Value of BIANC
- Resources for individuals with brain injuries, families, and professionals
Brain Injury Basics and Strategies occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
Click here to register for the date and time that works best for you:
Crisis situations can be overwhelming and difficult to handle, particularly due to the changes that can be common after a brain injury. A person’s actions, feelings, and thoughts may not be the same as prior to their injury, making de-escalation and grounding techniques essential but difficult. BIANC offers in person brain injury information at Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training to law enforcement and emergency responders throughout the state of North Carolina. This online crisis management and de-escalation course training strives to promote positive interactions between individuals with brain injury and first responders including law enforcement, emergency response staff, and firefighters in crises by investigating the brain, hearing from survivors and family members, and presenting practical scenarios and strategies.
1) Describe what a brain injury is and the changes after brain injury;
2) Understand how brain injury can present in a crisis and the vulnerable populations to brain injury to be mindful of;
3 )Identify and utilize de-escalation techniques or strategies specific to individuals with a brain injury; and
4) Discuss potential scenarios that these strategies can be utilized in to promote positive interaction.
This training is narrated by Senior Training Officer MJ Macario or ‘Mac’. Working for the Raleigh Police Department at the Raleigh Police Training Center, he has prepared hundreds of recruits for the rigors of police work and instructed existing law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal level in a variety of subjects from edged weapon tactics to verbal de-escalation techniques. Mac has been Wake County’s Crisis Intervention Team’s lead de-escalation trainer for nearly a decade. He trains police officers how to de-escalate a person with mental illness or an intellectual/developmental disability when that person is in crisis.