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Certified Resource Specialist (CRS), Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS), Certified Information and Referral Specialist - Aging (CIRS-A) are professional credentials awarded internationally by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS) to individuals who successfully complete the certification program and examination for Information & Referral Specialists. It is an acknowledgment of demonstrated competence in the field of Information & Referral. 
 
The AIRS Certification Program is based on established standards for the field of Information & Referral. The program identifies specific competencies and related performance criteria which describe the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and work-related behaviors needed by I&R and Resource Specialists to successfully execute their duties.

NYS AIRS provides at least one testing date each year for individuals interested in the Certification. Check the Events section for the date and location.