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become a airs member

What is AIRS Membership?

AIRS membership signifies that you are dedicated towards your profession as an online researcher.

  • You are interested in upgrading your professional development and like to learn more about the industry- You like to get introduced to other dedicated professionals just like yourself.
  • Your membership also highlights this dedication to potential employers, clients and others, giving you an edge in the professionals market.
  • It also provides you with access to education and certification; a valuable AIRS knowledge base and other resources that help you improve and advance. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

AIRS Exclusive Membership Package Included

CIRS Training Manual

CIRS® Exam Training Guide

Membership includes instant access to digital editions of all of our CIRS® Examination Preparation Guide (Complete Body of Knowledge Manual – CBOK). [PDF Download]

CIRS Exam Practice Workbook

CIRS® Exam Practice Workbook

Being a Member allows you to Quick Access of CIRS® Exam Practice Questions Workbook. [PDF Downloads]


Authorized Use Of AIRS LOGO & Professional Affiliation Advantage

AIRS members can use "AIRS Associate Members Logo" to be the recognized as a mark of professional affiliation with AIRS. [Digital Downloads]

CIRS Certificate

Instant Eligibility to Give CIRS Exam & Get Certified

You need to be a Member of AIRS in good standing to take the CIRS® Certification Exam.

CIRS Practice Exams

CIRS Practice Exams

CIRS Practice Questions Online to succeed in passing the examination. A library of over 500 questions to ensure you succeed.

Membership Wallet Card

Membership Wallet Card

Get exclusive Membership Card with Membership No. plus digitized members data bar code and Members Professional Designation of Associate Member. [Digital Downloads]

3 Steps to Become a AIRS Member

The first step to access full AIRS services is to become a member. A membership registration form needs to be filled in with your personal and professional information. The system generates a unique password and user ID which will be your gateway to a wide variety of services that AIRS has to offer.

Step 1 - Get Registered

Step 1 - Get Registered

This form requires information in 5 parts.

  • Your Personal Information
  • Business and Professional Information
  • Education Information
  • Experience & Work Background
  • Billing Information
Step 2 - Make Payment

Step 2 - Make Payment

Membership Fee + CIRS® Exam Guide + 
Wookbook Package for US$100 (One Time Fee Gets You Started) Learn more

  • Paypal
  • VISA
  • Master Card
  • Western Union

Follow the simple payment process to complete your registration process.

Step 3 - Check your Email

Step 3 - Check your Email

  • You will immediately be notified access instructions via email
  • You will be sent a confirmation email and payment receipt for your order
  • On completing the registration process, you will get your MEMBERSHIP ID, an access to AIRS MEMBER privilege and CIRS Examination Guides, Workbooks and Online Practice Exams.

Questions About AIRS Membership

  • AIRS membership highlights your recognizing that the Internet Research is an acquired skill when performing serious research. For many, that are already in the field of Knowledge Management, Information Analysis and Professional Research, their membership shows a higher level of dedication towards improving on Digital Media Research Skills.
  • AIRS membership comes with many benefits. A member has access to online education courses and certifications, you will have full access to AIRS Knowledge Base that increases your subject knowlege of Internet Search Techniques, Search Engines Technology and Internet Laws. A member can view, submit and share articles, blogs, links, and video files. A members forum serves to share and exchange information, ideas, solve industry problems and highlight industry issues.  
  • If you recognize the complexities of finding just the right information with Internet Search and like to learn more about the subject in a structured manner, then, AIRS membership is just the right step to get you going. 

Membership Fees

AIRS Membership

One-Time Registration and CIRS Exam Preparation Bundle... $100

Membership Bundle Includes:

  • CIRS Exam Preparation Manual [Digital Copy Downloads]
  • Quick Reference Exam Guide [Digital Copy Downloads]
  • Practice Questions Workbook [Digital Copy Downloads]
  • Unlimited access to Simulated CIRS Examinations Online
  • AIRS Membership Card [Digital Copy Downloads]
  • Opportunity to give CIRS Exam
  • Exclusive use of AIRS LOGO [Digital Copy Downloads]
  • Exclusive job referrals privileges
  • Participate in AIRS Knowledge Share Network
  • Connect with fellow members instantly

Renewal of Associate Membership

Membership Renewal Fee (Annual)...................... $40

Certified Membership

Certified Membership Fee ................................. FREE

Certified Membership Renewal Fee .....................$50

Continued Professional Education Exam ............. FREE


  • All the benefits of Associate Membership
  • Greater Professional Recognition
  • Preferred "Work References"
  • Participation in Special AIRS committees
  • Direct reach to Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to work on AIRS Research Projects
  • Become part of exclusive CIRS Certified Member Directory
  • View and bid for work on AIRS JOBS Portal

Examination Fee

CIRS Examination Fee for up to 3 attempts..................$100

Seprate Course Fee & CIRS Certificate

There is no Fee for CIRS Course & Practice Questions charged seperately. A one-time fee of $100 includes 1 Year Membership and Associate Membership Package that includes CIRS Course and Practice Exams.

Digital Certificate Cost......................................  FREE

Hard Copy of Certificate.................................... $20.00 Plus Postage

Included in the AIRS Membership Package:

  • CIRS® Training Guide
  • Exam Work Book and Practice Workbook
  • Online Sample Exam A library of over 500 questions to ensure you succeed
  • Access to Members Area Dashboard Online
  • Membership Wallet Card
  • Welcoming Letter
  • AIRS Brochure
  • Participate in AIRS Knowledge Share Network
  • Have your say in AIRS policy matters & professional committees
  • Exclusive job referrals privileges
  • Professional recognition
  • Become part of the AIRS Members Directory
  • Opportunity to give CIRS Exam
  • Exclusive use of AIRS LOGO

Applying for Associate Membership is simple. An application form from Members navigation page has a link to “Apply Now”. Fill in online application and make payment. However, please note that any false information on the application will result in disqualification and the fee will be confiscated. The user may file an appeal to the board for re-instatement.