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:

MARCH 8, 2018 - Manchester, MO - 10:00 am
MId-East Area Agency on Aging - 14535 Manchester Rd.
Margi Valleroy 636-207-4210 mvalleroy@mid-eastaaa.org

MARCH 10, 2018 - Whippany, NJ - 9:00 am - This exam is at full capacity
NJ 2-1-1 Partnership - 114 Algonquin Parkway
Shavona Schenck 973-929-3760 sschenck@nj211.org

MARCH 21, 2018 - Butler, PA - 4:30 pm
Center for Community Resources - 212-214 S. Main St.
Beth Gillan 724-431-3615 bgillan@ccrinfo.org

MARCH 26, 2018 - Cheyenne, WY - 10:00 am
Wyoming 2-1-1 - 1007 E. Lincolnway
Susan Van Deren 307-433-3076 manager@wyoming211.org

APRIL 20, 2018 - Clearwater, FL - 9:00 am
2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. - Admin Bldg. - 5500 Rio Vista Dr., Suite 211
Angela Pelegrini 727-453-0567 angelap@211tampabay.org

APRIL 20, 2018 - Bellingham, WA - 9:00 am
Seattle Goodwill Industries Bellingham - 115 E Sunset
Stacy Malone Miller 360-676-6749 malonsa@dshs.wa.gov

APRIL 25, 2018 - Butler, PA - 4:30 pm
Center for Community Resources - 212-214 S. Main St.
Beth Gillan 724-431-3615 bgillan@ccrinfo.org

MAY 1, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - 10:00 am
Allegheny County/DHS/Area Agency on Aging - 2100 Wharton St., 2nd Floor
Ethel Novogradac 412-350-4052 ethel.novogradac@alleghenycounty.us

MAY 2, 2018 - Portland, OR - 9:00 am & 1:30 pm
Multnomah County ADVSD - 421 SW Oak St, 2nd Floor
Monica Sandgren 503-988-8465 monica.sandgren@multco.us

MAY 4, 2018 - Anchorage, AK - 2:00 pm
Municipality Office & Emergency Management - 1305 E St.
Jennifer Verney 907-227-5834 jverney@ak.org

MAY 9, 2018 - Oklahoma City, OK - 9:00 am
Heartline 211 - 3801 NW 63rd St. Bldg 1
Samantha Humphreys 918-465-2367 shumphreys@keddo.org

MAY 16, 2018 - Butler, PA - 4:30 pm
Center for Community Resources - 212-214 S. Main St.
Beth Gillan 724-431-3615 bgillan@ccrinfo.org

MAY 23, 2018 - Oakville, Ontario Canada - 10:00 am & 1:00 pm - Examinees will need to pay for parking
Oakville Public Library - 2nd Fl, Children's Dept. - 120 Navy
Marcus Logan 905-845-6601 ext. 5091 marcus.logan@oakville.ca

Applications to take an exam are due in the AIRS office 30 days prior to a test.

Please be aware that registration for your local Affiliate Conference or the AIRS Conference does NOT constitute registration for the AIRS Certification exam. If you are interested in taking a test, all certification exam applications, supporting documentation and appropriate exam fees must be mailed to the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, VA, and must arrive 30 days prior to the exam. DO NOT send your application for Certification with your conference registration. 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.

The contacts listed for each site can provide information such as directions to the test site, whether training or a study session will be available before the exam, and if there are additional charges from the hosting organization to cover their room costs. Canadian applicants must apply to InformCanada. These exams are not "held" by AIRS but by the hosting organization in accordance with AIRS specifications.

Additional Option - "Proctor U" Testingfor 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 2 or certification@airs.org.

 

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