So you have done your prep course, studied your head off, and passed your Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) credential exam – Congratulations!
Now as a practicing CBIS, what do you need to do to maintain your certification?
What do I need to do to maintain my CBIS?
In order to maintain your credential, you have to do 10 hours of continuing education per year related to acquired brain injury. That education has to be a mix of at least two different mediums – webinars, live courses, journal articles, etc. For example, you can’t do 10-hour long webinars and count them all – you have to have a mix.
Once you complete your 10 hours of education, you have to complete your recertification application, and pay the recertification fee ($70) – that’s it!
Having and maintaining your CBIS really encourages you to keep up with current research related to ABI, new evidenced based initiatives, and makes you stay at the top of your clinical game.
Can I use a mixture of resources to maintain my CBIS?
Yes! You need to obtain the necessary CEUs from at least 2 different mediums such as webinars, journal article reviews, attending conferences, etc. This ensures that you’re always expanding your ABI knowledge from a variety of different sources.
Where can I find high quality CEUs to help maintain my CBIS?
ARC Seminars offers a variety of live and pre recorded CEUs (check our courses) that can help you maintain your CBIS credential. Also, offer a free journal club that counts for 1 hour towards your recertification! All CEUs have to be acquired brain injury related. Keep in mind any courses taken prior to obtaining your credential do not count towards your recertification (which includes the CBIS exam prep course itself).
Are there are free resources to help maintain my CBIS?
Yes, here is a link to download our FREE CBIS Starter Pack, which includes lots of great information about the CBIS credential, as well as some excellent clinical resources for immediate use.
Watch the video below for more information!
Allison Frederick, M.S., CCC/SLP, CBIS-T has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 10 years. Allison graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and has worked in subacute, LTC and intensive inpatient rehabilitation. She is passionate about the brain injury population and making higher-level neuro education available to everyday clinicians. Allison hosts a brain injury journal club which you could find here for free for all interested.
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