AIRS Certification and Accreditation


Certification Information

Inform USA Certification is a professional credentialing program for individuals working within the I&R sector of human services.

Certification is a measurement of documented knowledge in the field of I&R and I&R/A reflecting specific competencies and related performance criteria, which describe the knowledge, skills, attitudes and work-related behaviors needed by I&R practitioners to successfully execute their duties. The Inform USA Certification Program is operated in alignment with national standards for credentialing organizations.

Certification is available for three specializations within I&R. Individuals who successfully pass the Inform USA certification examination are awarded professional certification (and a lapel pin!), and may use the following credentials after their names:

  • CIRS — Certification for I&R Specialists
  • CIRS-A/D — Certification for I&R Specialists in Aging/Disability
  • CRS — Certification for Resource Specialists

For more detailed information about certification, visit

Certification Manager

Inform USA
4800 Hampden Lane STE 200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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