The mission of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) is to improve the quality of care given to individuals with brain injury through the education and training of those who work in brain injury services. To that end, ACBIS offers a voluntary national certification program that establishes best practices for the training of individuals who work with this population. Because of the wide variety of unique skills and knowledge required of those who treat persons with brain injury, certification is designed to address specific training issues in this field and to complement other existing credentials. For more information, please visit the official ACBIS site at http://www.acbis.pro/about.html
The ACBIS Alliance provides public recognition to a brain injury services provider or designated facility that has achieved the benchmark of having 20% of its staff certified as CBIS or CBIST. Persons who meet the requirements of certification have demonstrated their understanding of brain injury and brain injury systems of care and accumulated the experiential requirements. ACBIS established the Alliance Member Award to recognize and honor providers of brain injury services that support and encourage national certification of their staff and thereby demonstrate a commitment to provide higher quality services to persons with brain injury. A full-color promotional PDF brochure for the Alliance Program can be found here.