Qualified Brain Injury Support Provider

Education with mentorship to enhance care

QBISP Basic Course:  For direct care staff and/or rehabilitation professionals.  Persons seeking this training are required to take a two-day course and pass all evaluation procedures.

Basic Course pre-requisites:

  1. Applicant must have 500 hours of direct contact experience with individuals with an acquired brain injury.  
  2. These 500 hours must be as an employee of a program or facility and would preferably be paid hours or hours required for a practicum or internship.
  3. The experience should include formal supervision with a licensed healthcare professional.

QBISP Supervisor Course:  For supervisors who oversee persons providing direct support and/or rehabilitation.  Persons seeking this training must take the two-day Basic Course and pass all evaluation procedures as well as take an additional one-day course on using the QBISP training as a tool for daily supervision and mentorship.

Supervisor Course pre-requisites:

  1. The applicant must meet all the above requirements for the Basic Course.
  2. The applicants must currently hold a supervisory position or has held one in a program or facility providing support to survivors of acquired brain injury.

QBISP Train-the-Trainer Workshop:  For trainers teaching the QBISP courses to direct care staff, professionals, and supervisors.  Persons seeking this level of training must take the two-day Basic Course and pass all evaluation procedures as well as take a one day Supervisor Course. They then participate in a fourth day on techniques of teaching the QBISP courses where they are required to demonstrate proficiency in teaching. 

Workshop pre-requisites:

  1. The applicant must meet all the above requirements for the Basic and Supervisor Courses.
  2. Must meet requirements in A or B:
    1. Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college and demonstrate a minimum of three years of experience in the treatment and or support of persons with acquired brain injury. This experience should be primarily focused on direct support or rehabilitation.                                                                                                        
    2. Have minimum of seven years of experience in the support or rehabilitation of persons with acquired brain injury as well as supervisory experience for at least 3 years.
  3. Preference is given to applicants who hold an active license as a professional in a field of rehabilitation (e.g. Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Rehabilitation Psychology etc.).
  4. Applicants must demonstrate at least 3 years of training and/or teaching experience as demonstrated by a resume or curriculum vitae.  Proof of competency in this area is strongly encouraged as demonstrated by conference rating reports or letters from colleagues or former students.