Examination Dates and Locations
NOTE: seating for online exams may be limited. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. The list of exam sites below is current and updated regularly:
DECEMBER 7, 2016 - San Gabriel, CA - 1:30 pm *There is a $25 administrative fee for payable to CAIRS that is due on the day of the exam.
DECEMBER 9, 2016 - Manchester, NH - 9:30 am & 2:00 pm *There is a $25 administrative fee that is due on the day of the exam.
DECEMBER 9, 2016 - Columbia, SC - 2:00 pm
JANUARY 5, 2017 - South Dennis, MA - 9:30 am
JANUARY 11, 2017 - Butler, PA- 5:00 pm
JANUARY 26, 2017 - Toronto, ON- 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
JANUARY 28, 2017 - Whippany, NJ- 9:00 am
MARCH 9, 2017 - Atlanta, GA- 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Applications to take an exam are due in the AIRS office 30 days prior to a test.
Additional Option - "Proctor U" Testing: for your choice of location - at home or at work! Providing you have a webcam and a high-speed Internet connection, the AIRS Certification exam can be taken either at home or at work. AIRS is partnering with a commercial service called ProctorU that provides online one-on-one proctoring via webcam. Essentially, you log on to the system and connect with a staff member at ProctorU who will check your photo ID, ensure that your computer has no other programs running, that your work area is clear and that during the exam, you remain in your chair and attentive only to the exam. There is a $25 charge for this service that is paid directly to ProctorU via credit card. AIRS does not receive any revenue from this service. However, this is a viable option particularly for someone wanting a re-test or facing a long journey to another testing site.
IMPORTANT: If the ProctorU option is your preference, you need to indicate that choice in the appropriate area of your Certification Application form!. Once your exam application has been approved, you will receive an email with step by step instructions on how to set your appointment with ProctorU and pay the $25 fee to them as well. DO NOT contact ProctorU until you have received an email from AIRS letting you know your exam application has been approved.
NOTE that from March 16th 2015, the CIRS-A exam is no longer available and all candidates seeking this specialized credential must take the CIRS-Aging/Disabilties (CIRS-A/D) exam.
If you have additional questions, or require assistance, contact the AIRS Headquarters at 703-218-AIRS (2477) ext 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.