CBIS Training


The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut will be conducting a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) training on Thursday, October 26, 2017 & Friday, October 27, 2017.  This training is specifically designed to help review material for the certification examination and to strengthen the network of dedicated, competent brain injury specialists across Connecticut. Enrollees will attend two days of training that corresponds with the chapters in the Essential Brain Injury Study Guide, followed by an exam on Monday, October 30, 2017. 

Individuals interested in attending should register by Friday, August 18, 2018. Registration and payment must be completed through the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut.  Download the information flyer and registration form to reserve your space today! Download a Step by Step process to applying to become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, which will walk you through the various steps necessary - from setting up a User Account to renewing your CBIS annually.

COST: $450 for the two-day class, lunch, exam, and one-year subscription to the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

To register for the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) CBIS class, payment goes to BIAC rather than to ACBIS:

1.   Visit the ACBIS website to set up a User Account and complete forms required by ACBIS.
2.

Download and complete a BIAC CBIS application (PDF version of application). Be sure to include the Registration # provided by ACBIS after setting up your User Account.

3. 

Mail application and payment to BIAC. Checks should be made to BIAC.

  a. Mail to: BIAC, Attn: Rene Carfi, BIAC, 200 Day Hill Road, Suite 250, Windsor, CT 06095.
  b. You may also pay by credit card by contacting us at 860-219-0291.

By August 31, 2017: BIAC will send you a confirmation email, register you for the class, and pay for your exam. Once you receive your confirmation email, we encourage you to purchase the Essential Brain Injury Study Guide through the ACBIS bookstore. 

The training and exam will be conducted in accordance with the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). ACBIS offers a voluntary national certification program for both direct care staff and professionals working in brain injury services. ACBIS provides the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate learning through an online exam, and to earn a nationally recognized credential.  Certification is not restricted to any one profession or discipline.  Rather, it is intended for anyone who delivers services specific to brain injury.

REQUIREMENTS: Please review the www.acbis.pro website to learn more about CBIS and to ensure that you have the 500 hours of paid experience and/or academic internship to qualify to sit for this examination. The CBIS and CBIST certifications are developed and administrated through the Brain Injury Association of America and the requirement to sit for the exam is a high school education and 500 hours of paid work experience working with brain injury. Personal and volunteer experience is not counted at this time. Registrants are required to bring a laptop with wireless internet capabilities to the training.

TRAINING:

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 8:00am - 5:00pm

& Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:00am - 3:30pm

Brain Injury Alliance of CT, 1s Floor Training Room, 200 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095

Download the Training Agenda.

EXAM:

Monday, October 30, 2017 from either 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm.  This is a 2 hour exam that will be offered in the morning and afternooon.  Attendees can indicate their exam time preference when applying, but will not guaranteed that testing time.  

PRESENTERS:

Rene Carfi, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer

& Bonnie Meyers, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer

Registration Deadline for Application and Payment:  August 18, 2017

Download the information flyer and registration form to reserve your space today!  Download a Step by Step process to applying to become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, which will walk you through the various steps necessary - from setting up a User Account to renewing your CBIS annually.

Questions?  Contact BIAC's Education & Outreach Manager, Rene Carfi, at rcarfi@biact.org or 860-219-0291, x306.