Education and Certification

As the lead state agency for TBI in West Virginia, WVU CED is proud to provide a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer to offer specialized training for professionals, direct care staff, people with TBI and their families. Two certifications are available through this service:

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training
  • ACBIS Fundamentals Training
    • The Brain Injury Fundamentals Program is a training and certificate program sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America available to all individuals who are interested in learning more about the unique needs and challenges of those who have been impacted by Brain Injury. This program is designed for non-licensed direct care staff, individual caregivers, family members and friends, first responders and others, and covers topics such as:
      • Cognition
      • Guidelines for interacting and building rapport
      • Brain injury and behavior
      • Medical complications
      • Safe medication management
      • Families coping with brain injury

      After completing this training program, candidates will receive a certificate that is valid for three years. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact April Fincham at

    For more information on the Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training, please contact For more information on ACBIS Fundamentals Training, please contact