Associate Membership

Why Become a Member ?

Joining our Association as a member 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.

Your membership also highlights this dedication to potential employers, clients, and others, giving you an edge in the professional's market.

It also provides you access to education and certification; a valuable knowledge base and other resources that help you improve and advanced your career.

Become an AIRS member




Dedication Towards Your Profession

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Types of Membership

We have two (2) types of Memberships 

Associate Membership

Only $10/Month $120/Year [Requires Annual Subscription]
    • E-Shop Products Discount
    • Free Webinar Enrollment (1 Event Each Month)
    • Seminars Registration Discount
    • Live Classes Discount
    • Examination Vouchers Discount
    • Unlimited Online Practice Exam Simulations
    • Gain Unlimited Access to our Knowledge Resources
    • Unlimited Access to over 10,000 plus "Research Related" Articles, News Stories.
    • Connect with fellow members instantly with access to members directory.
    • Become part of the our Members Directory
    • Participate in our Knowledge Share Network
    • Enjoy exclusive job referrals privileges [upcoming]
    • Have your say in associations policy matters & professional committees.

Certified Membership

    • Associate Members Qualify for Certified Membership after Passing the CIRS Examination.
    • All the benefits of Associate Membership
    • Greater Professional Recognition
    • Preferred "Work References"
    • Participation in various committees
    • Direct reach to Board of Directors
    • Opportunity to work on Research Projects
    • Become part of Exclusive Certified Member Directory
Associated Membership

Membership Included

The top reasons research professionals join the Association

20% Discounts on
all Purchases

Members can get discounts on E-Shop Products, Education Material, Webinars, Seminars, Live Classes, and Examination Vouchers.


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

Use Of Logo

Members can use "Association Membership Logo" to be recognized as a mark of professional affiliation with us. [Digital Downloads]

Practice Exam

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

3 Steps to Become Associate Member

The first step to accessing full Association 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 we offer.

Get Registered at AIRS

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
Make Payment

Step 2 - Make Payment

Membership Fee US$120

  • PayPal
  • VISA
  • Visa Debit
  • Western Union

Follow the simple payment process to complete your registration process.

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, access to MEMBER privileges.

FAQs About Membership

Why become a member?
  • Association of Internet Research Specialists membership highlights your recognizing that 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.
  • Membership comes with many benefits. Members Discounts on E-Shop Products, Education Material, Webinars, Seminars, Live Classes, Examination Vouchers, you will have full access to our Knowledge Base that increases your subject knowledge of Internet Search Techniques, Search Engines Technology and Internet Laws. A member can view, submit and share articles, links, and video files. A member's 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, your membership is just the right step to get you going. 

What Our Members are Saying?

"I am a Certified Research Specialist from "Association of Internet Research Specialists". 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."

Financing yourTraining& Certificationwith the Association

The Association Students and Members can choose to pay from Credit Card or PayPal accounts in piecemeal instalments using one convenient way to pay for their education and certificate programs with us.


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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