Understanding Brain Injury: Empowering Through Training

Gaining knowledge about brain injuries through programs like CBIS and Brain Injury Fundamentals is of paramount importance. These programs offer specialized training for healthcare professionals, equipping them with the expertise needed to provide tailored care for individuals with brain injuries, thereby improving patient outcomes.

Furthermore, they empower a broader audience, including educators and first responders, with the ability to promptly recognize the signs and symptoms of brain injuries and offer appropriate support. Beyond the technical skills, understanding brain injuries fosters empathy and compassion, significantly impacting the lives of those dealing with the multifaceted consequences of such injuries.

The dissemination of this knowledge through Brain Injury Fundamentals extends to community-level awareness and prevention strategies, ultimately contributing to a reduction in the incidence of brain injuries.


Engaging in CBIS or Brain Injury Fundamentals training not only elevates the quality of care provided to individuals with brain injuries but also plays a pivotal role in improving the efficiency and responsiveness of healthcare systems in addressing this complex and life-altering condition.


What Is the Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate?

The Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate is offered by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). This a learning opportunity that equips you with a fundamental understanding of brain injuries. Whether you're a caregiver, healthcare provider, educator, first responder, or simply someone interested in understanding brain injuries better, this program is tailored for you.

In the Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate training, you'll learn about the following key areas of brain injury:

  • Understanding Brain Injuries
  • Impact on Individuals
  • Care and Support: Prevention and Awareness


Certified Brain Injury Specialist Certification Training

BIANC’s Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) certification training is designed to prepare you to take the CBIS certification exam offered by the Brain Injury Association of America. The CBIS certification is a professional credential offered by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The CBIS certification highlights your skillset and commitment to supporting individuals affected by brain injuries. This certificate is designed for individuals who work with individuals who have experienced brain injuries, including professionals in healthcare, rehabilitation, and related fields.



Aspect Brain Injury Fundamentals Certificate CBIS Certification
Purpose For individuals seeking foundational knowledge about brain injuries. Designed for healthcare and rehabilitation professionals working with brain injury patients.
Eligibility Open to anyone interested in learning about brain injuries. CBIS Certification requirements include a High School Diploma and 500 hours of paid or academic internship experience working with individuals with brain injury. The 500-hour requirement is verified using an Employment Verification Form through BIAA. This course is good for residents of all US States.
Training Requirements Completion of the Brain Injury Fundamentals quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Attending the program, scoring 80% or higher on the exam, and fulfilling the experience and education prerequisites.
Cost $299, including 8 hours of instruction, a practical training workbook, and the Brain Injury Fundamentals Exam Fee. $599, covering 14 hours of instruction, a textbook, a study guide, instructive videos, interactive practice quizzes, and the Certified Brain Injury Specialist Exam Fee.
Training Dates Offered
Monday, February 19, 2024, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
All sessions are held virtually
Thursday, April 11, 2024, 8:00 am EST to 3:00 pm EST
Monday, April 15, 2024, 8:00 am EST to 3:00 pm EST
All sessions held virtually
Registration Form Registration Closed for Feb Class Registration Closed for April Class

If you have immediate questions please don't hesitate to contact Erianna Littleton, Statewide Training Coordinator, by phone at 919 833 9634 ext 2 or by email at elittleton@bianc.net

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