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.

2020 BIANC CBIS Fall Class Schedule

  • Day 1 and 2 (9-4:30) Thurs. & Fri. Oct. 22 & 23

  • Day 3 (9-2pm) Thurs. Oct. 29

  • Day 4 exam day (9-12) Oct. 30

  • Deadline for Applications and Resume: Sept. 15, 2020


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.
  • Registration
    Download and complete the registration form. Email susan.fewell@bianc.net to reserve a training space. Mail the completed application along with a check to BIANC.
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
    3-day Virtual Training with review & National Online Exam for Certification - includes latest edition CBIS manual and new Study Guide.
  • Registration
    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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