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CBIS Certification Training

Adults participating in a professional training.

Wednesdays: October 25; November 1; November 8, 2023

200 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095

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Are you interested in obtaining the ONLY Certification in brain injury? BIAC will be doing a 3-day class (Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8) to help you prepare for the CBIS exam.  This will be 3 full days of instruction (8:30 am – 4:30 pm). 

This class will be offered in hybrid fashion – virtually via zoom with an option to be in-person with us at our Windsor office location.  

  • To register for this class, email Bonnie Meyers at
  • If you have questions or  need further information,  please email Bonnie Meyers at or call 860-219-0291 X 304

***Note:  Please make sure to provide your full name and phone number when with your email or voice message.

Deadline for registering with BIAC for this class is September 15, 2023 

The CBIS certification is administered by the Academy of Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS), and this is a great way to earn a credential that is highly recognized, gain the knowledge to better support those you work with, and increase your earning potential!

This training will be delivered over a course of 3 days and is based on The Essential Brain Injury Guide (Ed.5.0).  Students are strongly encouraged to attend the entire session. Students are also strongly advised to read The Essential Brain Injury Guide prior to attending the training – and use the Study Guide/Workbook for a review of material. The workshop will include a review of some of the information provided in The Essential Brain Injury Guide, but not all, and attending the training alone and not reading the guide will not be sufficient preparation for the exam. In addition, reading the book alone and not supplementing it with the training and other self-study activity may also not be sufficient for passing the exam. The exam is a comprehensive assessment of the materials involved and covers a depth of information which ACBIS deems necessary for the CBIS credential.  We strongly advise attendees to allow ample time for preparation prior to the exam. Previous attendees who did not pass the exam on the first attempt later reported that they had not adequately prepared through intensive/extensive self-study, reading the book, full class attendance, etc.

Class Instructors

Official CBIS training is provided by Bonnie Meyers and Jordin Soler, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (CBIST).   Bonnie is currently the Director of Programs & Services at the Brain Injury Alliance of CT. Bonnie has been working in the field of brain injury for 35 years. She holds a graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. Bonnie has overseen brain injury services throughout the continuum of care, including sub-acute programs in rehabilitation hospitals as well as within a variety of community settings, including ABI waiver services, adult day programs, vocational/supported employment programs, and independent living programs.

Jordin is currently the Director of the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Project Genesis.  She has worked with a variety of both youth and adult populations over the last 12 years, including brain injuries, developmental disabilities, trauma survivors, mental health, and substance abuse.   Jordin is eager to share her experience and knowledge with others.

Fee Breakdown:

  • $250  payable to Brain Injury Alliance of CT (BIAC) to cover 3-day training.
  • $250** payable to Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) to cover application/testing fees. 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. ** This is a reduced application/testing fee because you will be registering as part of a group class.  CBIS application  
  • $110 payable to BIAA bookstore to cover purchase of The Essential Brain Injury Guide textbook and  the ACBIS Study Guide/Workbook. Both materials are optional, but highly recommended. BIAA bookstore

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut

860-219-0291 ext 304