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6/9/23  8:30 am
Commenter: Ashley Dunlap, Brain Injury Connections


QBIS and CBIS are not comparative to one another.  QBIS doesn’t require any experience with the brain injury population and is a training that when completed provides a certificate.  CBIS requires extensive contact (500 direct hours) with individuals with brain injury prior to being eligible to sit for the exam, provides certification, and requires that to be renewed annually (not every three years as listed in the draft).

Working with individuals with a brain injury takes time and experience to understand the impact of a brain injury and how it may affect a person. Brain injury is very misunderstood, even in the medical field itself, and requires some experience or more training that meets somewhere in the middle of QBIS and CBIS. 

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