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The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon can deliver a range of training for your organization. This includes:
There are currently 4 Certified Brain Injury Specialist
(CBIS) and 1 Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (CBIST) in
Oregon. The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon offers training
events twice annually, and by special request. If you or your
organization are interested in learning more about these events,
please contact us at 1-800-544-5243 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . Training is
open to all individuals, regardless of their interest or
eligibility to sit for the certification examination.
Certification is not restricted to any one profession or
discipline. Rather, it is intended for anyone who delivers
services specific to brain injury.
CBIS Training and Exam
The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is offering a training program geared toward preparing for the CBIS examination. This training will be delivered in a
two day workshop. Students must attend the entire session. The workshop will include study materials and interactive workshop with Sherry Stock, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. The National
Online Examination will be given at the end of the day, from 4:00-6:00
pm, or at another time that has been
approved by the instructor..
All new paid applicants will receive a one-year subscription to the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. This reflects a commitment to ensuring that Certified Brain Injury Specialists have access to the latest brain injury research, treatment and practice information.
Eligibility Requirements (Please read carefully - once payment is received there are no refunds)
1. Applicants must have worked or have had direct contact with one or more individuals with a brain injury, 10 hours per week (25% of a 40 hour work week) for a minimum of 12 months. Part-time employment must accomplish the same amount of required contact time within a two-year period.
2. Experience can be paid employment and/or academic internship.
3. The qualifying experience must have included formal supervision or have been conducted while the applicant operated under a professional license. Volunteer work does not qualify.
4. The qualifying experience must have been obtained within the three years prior to the application.
5. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Bring a laptop computer that has wireless capabilities with you for the online exam. If you do not have one please contact Sherry at BIAOR, 503-740-3155
The exam can
also be offered to individuals as long
as a CBIST or other approved individual
proctors the exam. Please note: The
certification fee does not include any
expenses associated with proctoring an
individually administered exam. If
hiring an outside proctor is necessary,
the applicant will be responsible for
The process described below is intended for those who are pursuing CBIS Certification as a part of a group with BIAOR, please contact your Group Administrator, Sherry Stock, for further instructions. Once payment is received there is no refund. Please read requirements carefully.
STEP ONE: Please complete this online application form , you will receive and email with a link to complete the application.
STEP TWO: Each applicant will need to complete the CBIS APPLICATION FORM through the link that was provided in the confirmation email. Items that will be needed in order to complete this application:
*Please note that applications will not be approved until payment has been confirmed.*
STEP THREE: TESTING AND CERTIFICATION PROCESS:
1. BIAOR will let you know when the next training and exam is.
2. Upon passing the examination, certificates will receive their CBIS certificates via email to the email address they provided on the initial application. Those who did not pass will receive their score via email to the email address provided on the initial application.
Brain Injury Specialist Certification - Renewal
ACBIS will email all CBIS and CBIT at the beginning of the renewal month as a courtesy reminder. There is a 2 month grace period for submitting renewal information and payment.
Renew your certification online
Brain Injury Fundamentalist Certification
The course is grounded in adult learning principles, maximizing participant engagement and application through an interactive workbook. Using the stories of two individuals to anchor the course concepts, participants learn about the challenges people face following brain injury and how they are supported. Course content covers: Overview of brain injury and cognition; developing effective interaction skills and addressing behavioral concerns; common physical and medical issues following brain injury; best practices for medication management; and impact of brain injury on the family. An online post-test is provided in open-book format, earning participants a certificate of completion that can be printed.
Developed by experienced clinicians and rehabilitation professionals, Brain Injury Fundamentals is an all-new training and certificate program designed to address the unique needs and challenges of those who care for or encounter individuals with brain injury. This includes non-licensed direct care staff persons, facility staff, family members and friends, first responders, and others in the community. The mandatory training course covers essential topics such as:
· Guidelines for interacting and building rapport
· Brain injury and behavior
· Medical complications
· Safe medication management
· Families coping with brain injury
The course is grounded in adult learning principles, maximizing participant engagement and application through an interactive workbook. Using real-life scenarios to anchor the course concepts, participants learn about the challenges people face following brain injury and the types of support they need. This essential program will help candidates understand different types of behavior, manage medication safely, and provide support to families and friends.
After completing intensive training and passing the exam, candidates will receive a certificate that is valid for three years.
Training is required in order to receive the Brain Injury Fundamentals certificate. The trainings will take approximately 8 hours, including taking the exam. Including 7 CEUs.
Official training will be provided by Sherry Stock, CBIST, who is an approved Brain Injury Fundamentals instructor and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon. Contact the ACBIS office with questions about training or sign up here to be notified when trainings become available.
Costs & Fees
Fundamentals Application (including Practical Training Workbook),
Training and exam: $250
For a group of 5 or more, we will come to you to provide the training. Travel per diem might be required. Please contact Sherry Stock, email@example.com or 503-740-3155 for more information or to arrange training.
At the end of the in person training an online quiz will be taken by each individual. Information on the quiz:
· The quiz is administered online.
· The quiz is open-book.
· There is no time limit for completion.
· There are 34 multiple choice questions and two short answer questions.
· Candidates must score 80% or higher on the quiz in order to receive the certificate.
· Notification of Quiz Score: Candidates will receive immediate notification via email of their quiz score upon submission.
· Information about individual candidates and quiz results will not be released to any party other than candidates. Candidates' scores are not released to anyone, including the candidate, by telephone.
· Retakes: Candidates who do not pass the quiz on the first administration may retake the quiz with unlimited attempts within one year of the initial application date at no additional charge.
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service providers with meeting the need for resources in a
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identified to begin meeting this need. Please contact us at
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