The honorary CBIS-Retired and/or CBIST-Retired designation is for those who have maintained certification for at least three years and are now voluntarily relinquishing their active CBIS/CBIST certification status due to retirement.
The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) recognizes how hard certificants work to achieve the Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and/or Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) certification. The honorary CBIS-Retired and/or CBIST-Retired designation is intended to acknowledge this accomplishment for those who wish to voluntarily relinquish active CBIS/CBIST certification status due to retirement. Once the retired designation has been made, an individual may use it after their name but may not actively practice as a CBIS or CBIST without reinstating or reapplying for certification in accordance with the policies and procedures. Certificants who intend to provide consulting, teaching, or other services in the future using the CBIS or CBIST certification should maintain it.