Become a Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialist (CAISS)

The stars on the map below represent each state that has a Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialist! Click the link below to view the full list of names for each Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialist.

List of Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialists

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 – Vice Chair
Kelly Harrison, CSTR, CAISS – Secretary
Rebeca Abajas-Bustillo, RN, MS, CAISS
Cindy Burch, MS, MPH, CAISS
Kelly Montgomery, CSTR, CAISS
Francisco J. Lopez-Vales, PhD – Board Liaison
Kathy Cookman, BS, CSTR, CAISS, EMT-P, FMNP – International Technical Coordinator