Education Program

Gold Standard
of Professional Online Research Certification

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Certifications

The Association's Education System is a combination of Teaching Programs for Knowledge Professionals and those Information users that use the Internet as a preferred tool for their research.

Our certifications objective is to educate and train online researchers that now form a significantly large group of people involved in online research work. In the absence of any other formal training in this area of expertise. We are the first and only association that meets these challenges by offering first of its kind certification in the area of Internet Research, the CIRS (Certified Internet Research Specialists). The Association also offer short courses with certificates of course completion or COP (Certificate of Proficiency).

Certified Internet Research Specialist [CIRS]

Professional Certification Program 

The CIRS is the first of its kind - A Gold Standard Certification for Practitioners of Online Research. This course is developed as a Self-study Training Guide to assist you in preparing for the CIRS examination. The training guide book is most suitable as a Practical Guide or Reference for mastering the art of Online Research by anyone that uses the Internet as a primary tool for information gathering -  In this course, you will learn about the practical approach in building complex search queries and the search tools. If you become a CIRS you are expected to be knowledgeable in selecting best search tools and be proficient in building Internet search queries. You would develop a sufficient knowledge of the Internet Laws and related ethical issues. This program is available in both Self-study and Live Training Classes. No prior knowledge or experience in research is required to take this course and as such, the course is for everyone.

Short Courses - Certificate of Proficiency [COP]

Short Courses -  Certification Program 

The Certificate of Proficiency is subject specific certifications that are offered for Short Courses. These are short certifications program that adds to a variety of topics to the mix. Short courses are most suitable to those that seek a more precise topical knowledge within a subject of interest. For more information, click on "Learn More" button.

Who can use CIRS Certification?

The CIRS Certification is used by any one looking to search the Internet for Free Information sources and find valuable online databases that provide reliable and relevant information. The CIRS certified professional include Professional Services Provider (such as, Lawyers, PI's, Financial, Analysts, Writers Etc), Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Govt and Non-profit Associations.

Generally, researchers are categorized based on the type of research they do and the services offered by them.

Corporate & Business

  • Senior Business Executives
  • Financial Advisors
  • Business Consultants
  • Retailers and Wholesalers
  • Bankers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Public Companies
  • Investors, Shareholders
  • Private Companies SMB to Large Size Corporations

Professional Researchers

  • Marketing, Advertisement, and Sales
  • Marketing Researchers
  • Librarians
  • Clinical Researchers
  • Legal Researchers
  • Patent, Copyrights and
    Intellectual Property
  • Company Trends and
  • Business Intelligence
  • Market Researchers
  • Financial Market and Stock
  • Researchers

Professional Advisors

  • Lawyers, Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Insurance House's
  • Business Development Advisors
  • Private Investigators
  • The Government
  • Semi-Government Institutions
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Military Personnels

Independent Contractors

  • Individuals between Jobs
  • Independent Researchers
  • Web Researchers
  • Research Hobbyists
  • Stay at Home Mothers
  • Retirees
  • People with Limited Mobility
Industry Validation

Industry Validation

Our flagship certification called CIRS [Certified Internet Research Specialists] is by far the only professional credentials that meet this challenge. The CIRS Certification objective is to educate and train online researchers that now form a significantly large group within different market verticals. Thus far, our courses and syllabus have proven to have the most comprehensive curriculum that fulfills the current industry requirements.

Benefits of Certification

Professional Credibility

An undertaking by the CIRS qualified research specialists ties you to abide by the Association's “Professional Code of Conduct” that gives its practitiioners a higher level of credibility in their industry of research.

Industry Validation

Professional Certification in Internet Research is the most comprehensive study program recognized in the Online Research Industry. A CIRS Certification demonstrate your extra-ordinary skills and expertise in conducting web search.

Career Outlook

The future of the certified Internet Research Specialist (CIRS) is a bright one. Find out if getting your CIRS Certification is the right choice for you.

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CIRS Sample Exam

How Strong are
your Research Skills?

Test your research skills, attempt a free sample exam to assess your online research skills. Real exam is conducted under strict anti-plagiarism provisions that are implemented throughout the examination session. 

CIRS Sample Exam

What Our Members are Saying?

"I am a Certified Research Specialist. The courses I took were very extensive and well laid out curriculum-wise, they covered a lot of ground in making sure that anyone who likes to do professional research gets a thorough understanding of search engines. I am not exactly a technical person, but I have been applying research in various aspect of my profession. The CIRS course made me understand the true working of search engines and how they are configured and what to do exactly to extract the information we need. This is indeed a science in itself. I feel more confident in using the Internet for my information needs, and yes! I am also certified, how about that!"

"The association is a great source for finding online information where-about. The Internet search has become skill-set that I needed to learn from my ongoing research work. I am a journalist and occasional research help for my employer. I have fallen in love with the Association group for what they bring to people like myself. They have a lot of information on their website for Internet information search. I visit them religiously every single day, especially to read the articles they compile on a daily basis."

"I took CIRS course to earn credentials that will help in getting freelance research work. I thought that, since I thought I know all about doing the research on the Internet, I need not learn more and I only needed a certificate. I was wrong in my assumptions, and I found out how much of the things I did not know before, I was naive. I will recommend that anyone who thinks they know research work with the Internet without proper training are in for a surprise. Taking the CIRS course is a must-have skill for everyone."

"I chose to become CIRS Certified because I’m proud to be a Certified Internet Research Specialist and I wanted to let the world know how much I love this profession. I’ve done so much in my career, and I wanted to elevate myself to the next level. Beyond that, I’ve seen a lot of job postings for Research Analyst recently that require applicants to be CIRS. I believe this is the positive direction our profession is headed, and I want to be along for the journey."

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