Hosting an Examination
All test sites must first be approved by an AIRS Affiliates or (if there is no Affiliate in your area) by AIRS itself.
AIRS must receive notification from the hosting organization at least 90 days in advance of a test date. The reason for this time limit is so that potential test takers in the surrounding region can receive adequate notice of the testing opportunity and have time to complete their individual applications. The CIRS, CRS and CIRS-A exams will be offered at each test site and must be open to all qualified candidates (i.e. someone from another state or even another country, can travel to another approved test site in order to take an exam).
For additional questions, contact AIRS at 703-218-AIRS (2477) ext 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we have communicated to our members over the past 18 months and in response to your longstanding requests, AIRS is moving its certification exams from pen-and-paper Scantron forms to computer-based testing (CBT). It is important to remember that CBT exams will still require a proctored testing environment.
Although the CBT exams will be easier for candidates and provide faster results (within 2 working days), the requirements on the part of the exam hosts are more stringent.
Here is the schedule for the transition:
Download an Exam Location Application to find what is involved in hosting a pen-and-paper exam and securing a proctor.