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.

2021 BIANC CBIS Class Schedule

October 12, 2021 October 14-28, 2021 October 28, 2021
March 15, 2022 March 17-31, 2022 March 31, 2022
June 14, 2022 June 16-30, 2022 June 30, 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.


Learning Level


  • Suggested Audience
    Individuals who do not meet certification requirements but are interested in learning the material (current CBIS looking to learn more, Support Group Leaders, Board Members, etc.)
  • Course Overview/Materials
    3-day Virtual Training with Review - includes latest edition CBIS manual: The Essential Brain Injury Guide Edition 5.0 and new Study Guide. This does not include the CBIS exam cost.
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.

The registration form below can be used for both the Learning Level and the Certification Level.

Download and complete the registration form. Email an electronic copy of your resume to: susan.fewell@bianc.net. Mail your completed application and check to BIANC.

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