CIRS Certification
Learning Objectives

Our CIRS Certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for Online Research.

Learning Objectives

Many companies and individuals rely on research to effectively do business or make important decisions. In some cases, companies and individuals may hire an Internet researcher to do their research for them. Performing online research is a learned skill that requires specialized training and industry recognition of a full-time profession.

The Association have dedicated an education program that provides training material and a certification examination to address this new and dynamic job description of Internet Research Specialist. It is now required that professional researchers owe it to themselves to seek structured certification programs and stay in touch as new materials and new tools transform research problems from very difficult or impossible to quick and simple tasks by getting involved in a more centralized way through associations such as the "Association of Internet Research Specialists".

Objectives of CIRS Certification

CIRS Certification's 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.

Teach Methods to Organize Information

Teach methods that separate, avoid and recognize irrelevant, incoherent and unreliable information from the internet.

Offer Formal Certification

The Association offer formal certification and online education.

Provide Easy to Follow and Helpful Information

Provide easy to follow and helpful information on locating and retrieving files, using databases effectively, and taking advantage of shareware and freeware; complete guides for using online libraries, free research and commercial databases, news feeds, scholarly articles, social media and discussion groups for research.

Enhance Professional Credibility

An undertaking by the CIRS qualified research specialists ties you to abide by the Association  “Professional Code of Conduct” delivering a level of confidence.

Newly Evolved Internet's Legal Issue

Inform researchers on the newly evolved Internet's "Legal Issues and Ethical Concerns."

Demystify the Technology

Demystify the technology used in accessing information through the Internets in order to better understand the questions such as;
Where does the information reside?
How is the information indexed and stored? How the information is accessed? The Working of Search Engines.

Teach How to Solve Research Problems

Teach how to solve research problems in new and creative ways through valuable tips while providing and identifying powerful tools for performing online research.

Answer Research Questions

Train researchers to use the Internet and answer real research questions in the most effective manner possible.

Train Researchers

We train researchers in the science and art of performing research using Internet and teach how to solve research problems in new and creative ways through valuable tips, while providing and identifying powerful tools for performing online research.

The CIRS syllabus is designed with the following main objective:

To Educate and Train Students

in finding and collecting the most relevant and reliable information from the Internet by applying effective web search methods and techniques.

To Ensure that the Students

have sufficient knowledge of traditional research methods and methodology adopted by the industry as an acceptable norm in any research project.

To Bridge the Technology

gap between the “man and its machine” – Students should understand the fundamentals of Internet technology that relates to information access and information flow.

To Equip Students

with sufficient knowledge to successfully detect bias and avoid fakes and frauds or deliberate misinformation that has vandalized the Internet.

To Educate Students

on various online investigation methods for detection, compilation, presentation and preservation of digital information including e-discovery and corroborative or direct digital evidence.

To Educate Students

in understanding some of the important Cyber Laws and related legal issues including that pertains to the ethical practices in relation to the use of Internet obtained information.

Internt Research Training Course


Become a Certified Internet Research Specialist

Study Time: Approx. 8 to 12 Hrs Per week Over 6 weeks
Assessment: 90 Minutes Multiple Choice Exam
Resources: Practice Exercises, Q & A Workbook
Validated Syllabus

Proud to provide Online Advanced Research training to over 80 countries worldwide.


World's leading professional association of Internet Research Specialists - We deliver Knowledge, Education, Training, and Certification in the field of Professional Online Research. The AOFIRS is considered a major contributor in improving Web Search Skills and recognizes Online Research work as a full-time occupation for those that use the Internet as their primary source of information.

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