… a professional membership association of more than 1,200 I&R organizations, supporting 28 state and regional affiliates, that brings people and services together.


AIRS Membership

AIRS Membership Benefits

Please read the following to make sure you fully understand the nature of AIRS membership. When you are ready, you may complete the application form and/or obtain more information by contacting AIRS membership director Moayad Zahralddin.
 

AIRS is the organization for all I&R providers.

A single integrated membership structure provides automatic membership to both AIRS and the independent state/regional Affiliate that serves your state/region. For example, a Texas-based agency becomes a member of both AIRS and Texas AIRS for the same single price.

You may join as an agency or as an individual -- the price is still the same (except at the Basic Level). However, for individuals, the membership benefits apply only to the person concerned and not to everyone within the organization. An organizational membership - at any level - covers all current staff and volunteers.

AIRS has 3 levels of membership. For most organizations, PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP provides the best combination of benefits and cost savings throughout the year.

Probably the most significant benefit to joining as a PREMIUM member, is that you receive a free hardcopy and electronic copy of the ABCs of I&R (value $450). This 600-page publication is updated every year and is the foundation of all standards-driven I&R training.

The membership fee is split between AIRS and the state/regional Affiliate. Each Affiliate will also offer their own member benefits.

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP ($575 or $1,100 for two years)

Membership Benefits

  • Free hardcopy and electronic copy of the ABCs of I&R (value $450)
  • Ability to order additional hard copies of the ABCs of I&R for $50 each
  • Special member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (for example, $72 certification fees compared to $250 for non-members, $364 Early Bird conference attendance compared to $600 for non-members and $455 for Basic members)
  • Voting privileges
  • Access to the AIRS Networker, a Web 2.0 I&R social media application that allows all members to work online with their colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities
  • AIRS Newsletter 
  • Access to AIRS Online Training (separate charge for courses but with a plus 10% discount)
  • Free access to 2-1-1 Toolkit and I&R Toolkit
  • Membership in AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization

Additional 20% discount on certification and conference costs. 10% discount on online training

 
STANDARD MEMBERSHIP ($250 for agencies with budgets below $75,000; $375 for agencies with budgets over $75,000)

Membership Benefits

  • Member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (for example, $90 certification fees compared to $250 for non-members, $432 Early Bird conference fee compared to $600 for non-members) PLUS an ADDITIONAL 5% DISCOUNT
  • Access to the AIRS Networker, a Web 2.0 I&R social media application that allows all members to work online with their colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities
  • Free access to I&R Toolkit and 2-1-1 Toolkit
  • Membership in AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization
  • Access to AIRS Online Training (separate charge for courses)
  • Voting privileges
  • AIRS Newsletter
  • Additional 5% discount on certification and conference costs

BASIC MEMBERSHIP ($100 for organizations; $60 for individuals) 

Membership Benefits

  • Member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (for example, $90 certification fees compared to $250 for non-members, $455 Early Bird conference fee compared to $600 for non-members)
  • Access to the AIRS Networker, a Web 2.0 I&R social media application that allows all members to work online with their colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities
  • Membership in AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization
  • Access to AIRS Online Training (separate charge for courses)
  • Voting privileges
  • AIRS Newsletter

Note that as all memberships begin on January 1st, any new agency joining after July 1st will pay a partial fee providing membership coverage until December 31st, at which time a full renewal can be made for the following year.

Please note that if you are based in Canada, AIRS has a joint membership program with InformCanada and applications must be made via www.informcanada.ca.

 


 
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