A Virtual Review class is available to review material for the certification exam and strengthen the network of dedicated, competent brain injury specialists across North Carolina. A Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) designation is also available that 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 at least a high school education, and complete 500 hours of paid work experience with brain injury in the past 3 years.

2022 BIANC CBIS Class Schedule

March 15, 2022 March 17-31, 2022 March 31, 2022
June 14, 2022 June 16-30, 2022 June 30, 2022
October 6, 2022 October 10-24, 2022 October 27, 2022
* Exams can be taken anytime for one year after approval of application with automated proctoring.
Contact susan.fewell@bianc.net or call 919-618-3003 if you have questions or special circumstances.


Certification Level


  • Suggested Audience
    Individual meets certification requirements of 500 paid hours in brain injury within the past 3 years (qualified professionals, rehabilitation or medical specialists, physicians, nurses, etc.)
  • Course Overview/Materials
    The $550 package includes the cost of the Certification Exam, access for 2 weeks to 9 recorded Powerpoint presentations with a Kahoots Quiz, A virtual day of training (4 hours), and 2 books (Essentials of BI Guide and Study Companion) and other training materials and quizzes.

If you are interested in the BIANC CBIS review, please email your current resume to susan.fewell@bianc.net and use the button below to Register Online and pay your training fee.

You will receive two training books and login information for access to the 9 Recorded Powerpoint Videos and a practice Kahoots Quiz. Each Virtual 4-hour Review Day class (via the Zoom platform) has 20 available slots, which are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exams with automated proctoring can be taken any time within a year after your application is approved. Each applicant will input their application after BIANC purchases the exam and sends confirmation.

Please Note: Do not go directly to the BIAA or ACBIS website to register until BIANC has purchased your exam and given you the necessary information for you to complete your registration online.

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