Who can become AIRS Certified?
Candidates may apply to take the certification examination once they are eligible. Eligibility is based on I&R and equivalent experience combined with educational background. I&R practitioners are eligible for initial certification only for the jobs they actually perform and/or directly supervise (i.e. you can only take the examination if you are currently engaged in CIRS, CIRS-
To take the exam, you require:
● 2 years of employment in I&R for applicants with an Associates/Community College degree
● 3 years of employment in I&R for applicants with a High School diploma or GED.
● 5 years of I&R employment with no educational qualifications
How much does it cost?
The basic cost of a Certification application is:
An examination re-
If your organization is an AIRS member, all active staff and volunteers are covered by that membership. All certification exam applications, supporting documentation and appropriate exam fees must be mailed to the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, Virginia, and must arrive 30 days prior to the exam.
If an application and payment are mailed to an address other than the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, Virginia, the application will not be processed, and the applicant will be unable to sit the exam.
Remember that re-
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