Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Training

April 24 & 25, 2023
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central
HIT, Inc.
2640 Sunset Drive, Mandan
Great Hall East or via Zoom

Requirements and Eligibility

The Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) certification is developed and administered through the Brain Injury Association of American 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. View the Provisional CBIS Certification Flyer for more information.
  • 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.

Options for Attending

Attend the live training in Mandan, North Dakota or attend via Zoom.

If you plan to attend the live training over Zoom, prepare to keep your camera on during the two days. This enhances the group experience. There will be opportunity for discussion and questions with the trainers and other participants.

CBIS Trainers

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


$235 for the two-day class, access to North Dakota Brain Injury Network's (NDBIN) study portal, exam, and one-year subscription to the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Cost of the textbook (Essential Brain Injury Guide) is $135.

How to Apply

  Deadline to register is March 31.

NDBIN will send you a confirmation email and will mail you the Essential Brain Injury Guide so you can study before the training.

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.

Help Get the Word Out


Carly Endres, Senior Project Coordinator, NDBIN at carly.endres@UND.edu or (701) 777-8004.