Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (CBIST) offer CBIS Review classes and exams in accordance with the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS)

  • This class is specifically designed to help 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, enrollees will be given weekly study tips and detailed home study information that corresponds with the chapters in the Essential Brain Injury Study Guide.
  • The CBIS and CBIST certifications are developed and administrated through the Brain Injury Association of America. The requirement to sit for the exam is a high school education and 500 hours of paid work experience working with brain injury. To view all requirements, visit the ACBIS website.
  • BIANYS offers one class annually in Albany prior to the June conference. There are 3 other times per year where we offer review classes and exams at designated host locations.
  • There is a cost associated with registration in the CBIS Review and Exam.

BIANYS offers CBIS training courses, culminating in a review class on throughout the year.


  • Applicants must have had 500 hours of currently verifiable direct contact experience with an individual or individuals with brain injury.
  • Experience can be paid employment and/or academic internship.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Registrants are required to bring a laptop with wireless internet capabilities to the training.

Upcoming Programs:
The next CBIS training course is scheduled for June 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Please contact Karen Thomas at (518) 459-7911 or via email for more information about CBIS and other training programs.