AIRS Certification and Accreditation


Certification Information

AIRS Certification is a professional credentialing program for individuals working within the I&R sector of human services.

Certification is a measurement of documented knowledge in the field of I&R and I&R/A reflecting specific competencies and related performance criteria, which describe the knowledge, skills, attitudes and work-related behaviors needed by I&R practitioners to successfully execute their duties. The AIRS Certification Program is operated in alignment with national standards for credentialing organizations.

Certification is available for three specializations within I&R. Individuals who successfully pass the AIRS certification examination are awarded professional certification (and a lapel pin!), and may use the following credentials after their names:

  • CIRS — Certification for I&R Specialists
  • CIRS-A/D — Certification for I&R Specialists in Aging/Disability
  • CRS — Certification for Resource Specialists

For more detailed information about certification, visit

Certification Manager
Alliance of Information & Referral Systems
11240 Waples Mill Rd., Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-218-AIRS, ext.201
Fax 703-359-7562

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