Virginia Alliance of Information & Referral Systems | VAIRS
The AIRS Networker
The AIRS Networker at http://airsnetworker.airs.org
is a Web 2.0 application that allows AIRS members to work together in all manner of online communities and collaborations. It is a professional networking application and you are free to harness its power in any way that helps yourself and your organization.
The AIRS Networker is the latest online tool created to assist with what I&R folks have been doing for many years – supporting one another. The history of the AIRS Networker goes back to a joint project of the Texas Information and Referral Network and the Texas Assistive Technology Program who started the I&R Networker in May 1997. For most of these years, it was a Listserv via Yahoo Groups facilitated by volunteer support.
The AIRS Networker exists to help I&R and I&R/A providers find ideas and resources, ask questions related to their operations, and exchange information about improving their direct service and overall operations.
It is free, but you or your organization must be a member of AIRS. Register as a member today!
Affordable Care Act and ENROLL Virginia – New Health Insurance Options
The 20% of Virginians without health insurance now have more opportunities to purchase a quality plan. The Health Insurance Marketplace lets you find prescreened health coverage at an affordable price. With one application, you can learn if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll.
Enroll Virginia is a nonpartisan, community-based effort to educate all Virginians about the new health insurance marketplace and provide free, unbiased assistance with the new application and enrollment process.
To arrange for a speaker for your group or staff, or to find personal help where you live, contact
Statewide Toll-Free: 1-888-392-5132
To purchase insurance through the Marketplace, and for even more help, use
or the Nationwide Toll-Free Marketplace Call Center:
1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325)
CERTIFICATION EXAMS in Virginia and Nearby States
(No exams in these areas are currently being offered. For up-to-date information please check on www.airs.org )
ALL EXAMS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON AIRS COMPUTER-BASED TESTING SYSTEM
(Please note: seating for online exams may be limited; applications will be processed first come, first served)
“PROCTOR U” TESTING OPTION
If you have a webcam and a high-speed Internet connection, the AIRS Certification exam can be taken either at home or at work. A commercial service called ProctorU provides online one-on-one proctoring via webcam. ProctorU will check your photo ID, ensure that your computer has no other programs running, that your work area is clear and that during the exam, you remain in your chair and attentive only to the exam. There is a $25 charge for this service that is paid directly to ProctorU via credit card. AIRS does not receive any revenue from this service, but offers it as an option. To use ProctorU, check the appropriate area of your Certification Application form.
For all certification exams, the completed application, supporting documentation and payment must be received by AIRS at least 30 days prior to the test date.
In addition to the AIRS certification fees, there may also be a test administration fee payable at the door.
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2-1-1 VIRGINIA is available 24-hours a day, everyday, throughout Virginia. Dial 2-1-1 or access on the web at www.211virginia.org to find community services.
Have friends or family in another state or US territory? Find a 2-1-1 service for them at www.211.org.
Last updated on 4/28/2015, 6:32:42 AM