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CBIS/BI Fundamentals Training

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Training Details CBIS

All paperwork and funds must be received three weeks before the exam date in order to take the Certification Exam.

Training

Understanding Brain Injury and Managing Behavioral Challenges Following Brain Injury and

ACBIS National Certification Training

The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) offers a voluntary national certification program for both entry-level staff and experienced professionals working in brain injury services. ACBIS provides staff and professionals the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate their learning in a written examination, and to earn a nationally recognized credential. Certification is not restricted to any one profession or discipline. Rather, it is intended for anyone who delivers services specific to brain injury.

Certification is based on a comprehensive training textbook that covers the following topics:
- Health and medical management
- TBI and diagnostic imaging
- Medical, physical, cognitive, neurobehavioral, and psychosocial consequences of injury
- TBI in pediatrics and adolescents, as well as aging with a brain injury
- Concussions and mTBI, as well as disorders of consciousness
- Rehabilitation philosophy, outcome measurement, and care management
- Effect of injuries on families
- Cultural, gender, and sexuality issues
- Military populations
- Neuropsychology
- Participation and return to work

The Brain Injury Association of America, through its cooperative agreement with Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW), is pleased to provide, to each new ACBIS certificant who has applied under the fee structure established December 1, 2008, 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.  

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.  

Cost of participation:

$700  - includes training, book, exam fee and one year BIAOR professional-level member pay online now


$250 for Participation CBIS training only (does not include book - add Book total $400 ) pay online now


Join us for this comprehensive training, and gain your national certification in Brain Injury, with support through BIAOR.  

Applicants must complete and submit the required eligibility paperwork four weeks prior to the training class in order to secure enrollment to the class. Required paperwork includes the following: ACBIS Application Form, Employment Verification and your current Resume. To proceed with the required paperwork forms see the Application Process below or contact Sherry Stock, 800-544-5243  biaor@biaoregon.org

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 had 500 hours of currently verifiable direct contact experience with an individual or individuals with brain injury.

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. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

5. It is up to the individual to determine that they have met the above requirements when they register.  Once payment has been made there are no refunds.

Training

Official ACBIS training is provided by Sherry Stock, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (CBIST).   The Essential Brain Injury Guide will be mailed to you upon receipt of your payment in full.

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, 800-544-5243.

Certification Examination

Candidates must pass (80% or higher) on the certification examination. The exam can only be taken after all forms and fees have been submitted, processed and an approval email has been received. Applicants who have completed the training or self-study and are ready to take the examination must read the instructions further down this page.

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 these costs.

Notification of Exam Score: Candidates will receive immediate notification via email of their exam score upon completing the online examination. Information about individual candidates and examination results will not be released to any party other than candidates or group administrators. Candidates' scores are NOT released to anyone, including the candidate, by telephone.

Retakes: Candidates who do not pass the examination on the first administration may take one retest within one year of the initial application date at no additional charge. An applicant who does not pass after two attempts is welcome to reapply when ready.

Application Process

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.

DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT TO BIAA -  CHECK GROUP PAYMENT and INSERT PAYMENT CONFIRMATION NUMBER THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM BIAOR - BIAOR MAKES THE PAYMENT

The process for submitting an individual CBIS Application can be confusing, please follow these directions: 

STEP ONE: Make payment to BIAOR for $700; either pay online now or send a check made out to BIAOR.

STEP Two: After payment BIAOR will email up a link to complete and submit a USER ACCOUNT SETUP FORM. A confirmation email detailing your next steps will be sent to you. Email a copy to BIAOR.

STEP Three: Upon your receipt of the User Account Setup Approval Email, you will need to complete and electronically submit the CBIS APPLICATION FORM – a link to this application is included with your confirmation email after submitting the User Account Setup Form. The following items are necessary to complete this application:

  • Attach an electronic version of your resume to the application in the allotted area.
  • Payment will be made by BIAOR - we will give you the confirmation number to put into the payment space prior to clicking “Submit” on the application. .

*Please note that applications will not be approved until payment has been confirmed.*

Important Note - You have ONE year to take your exam from the date of your application. Those who do not complete the process in a timely manner must reapply and pay new fees.

*Please note that applications will not be approved until payment has been confirmed.*

STEP Four: 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.


CBIS Training only - $300 
CBIS Class and Book - $500 
CBIS Class, Book and Exam - $700
CBIS Class



Handouts and Slides from training

Advice Sheet-handout-Pearls of Wisdom
Brain Injury Cards
Category Card Game


Training Brain Injury Fundamentals Certification

BI Fundamentals

Brain Injury Fundamentalist Certification

When someone sustains a brain injury, it's not just the life of the individual that is affected, but the lives of family, friends, and people in the community. As part of its mission to provide education that improves the lives of individuals with brain injury, the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) has targeted the widest possible audience with information that can be used in everyday life.

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: 

·         Cognition

·         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

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, sherry@biaoregon.org or 503-740-3155 for more information or to arrange training.

Certificate Quiz

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

 


BI Fundamentals Training & Exam



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