Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Training

October 4 & 5, 2021
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central
Via Zoom

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.

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers

Sarah Ring, Rebecca Quinn, and Nan Kennelly

Requirements and Eligibility

The 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.


$235 for the two-day class, study guide/manual, 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

  • Request an application from Carly Endres, Outreach Coordinator for NDBIN at carly.endres@und.edu or (701) 777-8004.
  • Deadline: Send completed application and resume/CV by September 10, 2021 to Carly.


By September 15, 2021, NDBIN will send you a confirmation email that contains your login and connection information.

Help Get the Word Out


Carly Endres, Outreach Coordinator, North Dakota Brain Injury Network at carly.endres@und.edu or (701) 777-8004