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Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

CBIS Quick Facts and FAQ

Question: What is the Certified Brain Injury Specialist credential? 

Answer: “Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) is a credential for individuals who assist persons with brain injury to restore, maintain, and promote optimal health. CBIS is the next step in professional development and has been widely recognized and respected for many years in the field of brain injury. The requirement for this certification includes having a high school diploma equivalency and 500 hours of verifiable direct contact experience with individuals with brain injury.” (Brain Injury Association of America).

Question: What are the advantages of attaining the CBIS credential? 

Answer: “CBIS provides recognition of an individual’s advanced training and work experience in brain injury services. The certification does not ensure that an individual is well-suited for employment. Rather, the completion of the certification process demonstrates the certificant’s commitment to learn about brain injury rehabilitation and to maintain that knowledge through continuing education. The certification also shows that the certificant is dedicated to providing improved quality of care for persons with brain injuries. (Brain Injury Association of America).

Question: Am I able to attain a CBIS accreditation in Montana? 

Answer:Yes. The Brain Injury Alliance of Montana, with the support of the American Heart and Stroke Association, is offering CBIS trainings in the coming months. If you would like to receive updates on training dates and times, please fill out the form below. 

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