Become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist! BIANYS’ unique training program will prepare you for the exam with webinars, study tips and detailed home study information that corresponds with the course text.

Our Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) offers CBIS review classes and exams in accordance with the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS).

  • This class is specifically designed to help you review material for the certification examination and to strengthen the network of dedicated, competent brain injury specialists across New York State.
  • Six weeks prior to the class, participants will be given weekly study tips and detailed home study information that corresponds with the chapters in the Essential Brain Injury Study Guide.

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The CBIS and CBIST certifications are developed and administrated through the Brain Injury Association of America.

  • Applicants must have had 500 hours of currently verifiable direct contact experience with people with brain injury.  Experience can be paid employment and/or academic internship.
  • Qualifying experience must include formal supervision or have been conducted while the applicant operated under a professional license.
  • Volunteer work and other personal experience does not qualify.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

To view all requirements, visit the ACBIS website.

Registrants are required to have computer access with internet capabilities to participate in the training.

Upcoming Program:

The next CBIS training program will begin the week of May 3, with a live review on June 21. Contact Karen Thomas at (518) 459-7911 or for more information about CBIS and other training programs. Application and payment are due no later than April 26, 2024.

*Please note that all review and testing will be through a virtual format.