Skip to main content

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training

June 11 & 12
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Central
Free Training via Zoom

Requirements and Eligibility

The Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) certification is developed and administered through the Brain Injury Association of America and the requirements/eligibility are as follows:

  • Applicants must have 500 hours of currently verifiable direct contact experience with an individual or individuals with brain injury.
    Note: Brain Injury Association of America does offer a provisional certification if you have not met these hours yet.
  • Experience can be paid employment and/or academic internship. Volunteer work and self recovery does not qualify.
  • The qualifying experience must have included formal supervision or have been conducted while the applicant operated under a professional license. If the applicant is operating under a professional license, then he/she must be in good standing.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.


The live training will be held over Zoom, so prepare to keep your camera on during the two days. This enhances the group experience. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions with the trainers and other participants.

CBIS Trainers

Sarah Ring, Rebecca Quinn, Nan Kennelly, Nickie Livedalen, and Carly Endres


The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is generously providing this training at no cost for the first 50 participants. Participants needing annual recertification will be responsible for those fees.

Participants will have access to the North Dakota Brain Injury Network's (NDBIN) study portal, exam, and one-year subscription to the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

How to Apply

  Deadline to submit application is May 10 @ noon Central.

NDBIN will send you a confirmation email by May 17.

Webinar Course Review

Information will be sent after the training is complete.


The examination will be set up on a case-by-case basis, typically two weeks following training.