Become a Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialist (CAISS)


List of Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialists

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AIS Certification Board has extended the length of certification status for anyone who’s expiration is spring 2020 until fall 2020.  You do not have to anything as the new date will automatically be updated.

Anyone that was registered to test this spring and was unable to due to illness or testing site closure will be moved to the fall testing period at no additional charge. If you were able to test for recertification during the spring testing period, those results will be valid.  An email of your results will be coming directly from the Professional Testing Corporation.  Once we have the results, our online list will be updated.

An update regarding testing center process and procedures can be found at: 










Please contact Kathy Cookman, AIS Business Director/International Technical Coordinator at should you have additional questions.  Thank you for your patience and your commitment to accurate injury coding!

AAAM is proud to sponsor a Certification program for Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) specialists. The AIS Certification Board (AISC.B) has been established under the auspices of AAAM’s Board of Directors. The AIS Certification Board endorses the concept of voluntary periodic certification by examination for all AIS Coding Specialists. Certification is part of a credentialing process. It focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current competence in a specialized area of practice. Board Certification provides formal recognition of AIS coding knowledge and application. Experienced AIS coders are encouraged to obtain certification. Once certified, individuals must retest every 5 years to maintain their CAISS certification.

The certification program is administered for the AISC.B by the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), 1350 Broadway – 17th floor, New York, New York 10018 ( To obtain a Handbook for Candidates or for more information concerning the examination, contact PTC or click here.

All results are provided to the candidates sitting for the examination via notice sent through the U.S. Postal Service approximately four to six weeks post-test. The list of passing/failing candidates is then provided to AAAM. A congratulations letter from either the Chairman of the AIS Certification Board or the International Technical Coordinator/AIS Course Director is then sent to those passing the exam.

International Testing (002)AIS Certification

Members of the AIS Certification Board

Vickie Graymire, RN, MS, CEN, CAISS – Chair
Julia Philion, CHIM, CAISS – Secretary
Rebeca Abajas-Bustillo, RN, MS, CAISS
Cindy Burch, MS, MPH, CAISS
Kelly Harrison, CSTR, CAISS
Justin Slotman, MS, CSTR, CAISS
Francisco J. Lopez-Vales, PhD
Kathy Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS, EMT-P, FMNP – Technical Advisor
Karen Sturges-Vera, M.A., MSEd – PTCNY