Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is involved in the PBIS school team training?

    PBIS training is broken up into three sequential two-day modules which are completed as the school meets implementation criteria over several years. The modules are designed to be completed by a team that represents the entire school staff. This school team shares PBIS information with the entire staff and develops an action plan for implementation. The school team is supported through the process by the PBIS LEA Coordinator and Regional Behavior Support Consultant.

    Is PBIS research-based?

    PBIS is evidence based, in that multiple and varied approaches to research have been conducted to confirm the effectiveness of its principles and strategies. Please refer to the document titled “Is School Wide PBIS Evidence Based?” available at:


    How can we keep PBIS “alive” after years of implementation?

    As with any part of the process, the solution will depend on the nature of the obstacle. Is your school struggling because you are still using the same implementation strategies that you chose when you began? Are you monitoring your data regularly? The most important strategy is for your team to adopt a problem-solving approach that focuses on continuous improvement. By doing so, your team will constantly be reviewing data and looking for ways to improve outcomes. Ongoing updates will help keep implementation from becoming stale. Other effective strategies are including new team members over time, planning special booster trainings, and incorporating new ideas from other schools.

    Where can we receive training?

    Please check with your District PBIS Coach/Coordinator for information about PBIS module trainings that will be held in your district. You can also contact your Regional PBIS Coordinator for additional training dates that will be held within your region. NC PBIS hosts PBIS module trainings annually during the summer for school teams. Registration information for these trainings is disseminated with Summer Institute resources during the spring of each year