Frequently Asked Questions... 

Specific questions for the PMI Metrolina Chapter :

Sponsorship 

Chapter Meeting 

Membership

Chapter Website

Certification

Volunteering

PDU Information

Our Chapter


SPONSORSHIP 

Q: How can my company sponsor PMI-Metrolina?
A: Read more about our sponsor packages or send an email  sponsorship@pmi-metrolina.com


CHAPTER MEETING

Q: How do I register for the next chapter meeting?
A: Steps #

  1. Click on the calendar event for the chapter meeting
  2. Click the "Register" link
  3. Complete the registration page

Q: Can I attend a chapter meeting without being a PMI member? 
A: Yes, there is a non-member registration.

Q: How do I submit for PDUs for attending the chapter meeting?
A: Follow steps below:

  1. Go to http://www.pmi.org
  2. Enter Login information in the appropriate fields On the left side of page in the 'MyStatus' box
  3. elect 'View PDUs' -  this will bring you to a new page
  4. Select 'Report professional development units (PDUs)' - this will present claim form
  5. Select PDU Category -"Cat 3: Registered Education Provider Program/PMI Component  Event" from dropdown box
  6. Select Activity Type -"Report a component 1-2 PDU Event" from dropdown box
  7. Click Next button
  8. Enter Component Search Criteria - "C015"  and select 'Search'
  9. Click on Component ID - "C015"
  10. Enter Activity date completed and Activity title 
  11. Click Next button
  12. Enter Number of PDUs claimed (1)
  13. Click Next button
  14. Attest to submission and Click Submit button 

Q: How often does the Chapter meet?
A: The Chapter holds eleven chapter meetings during the year from January through November.  Chapter meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. 

Q: How much are Chapter meetings?
A: A new fee schedule for chapter meetings was place in effect in January 2013.

  •     Members in Advance: $20
  •     Non-Members in Advance: $25
  •     All Attendees at the Door: $40

(Advance pricing ends at noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.)
Payment is now required when you register for the chapter meeting on-line. Our cancellation policy remains unchanged. If you register for a chapter meeting and then find you are unable to attend, please contact us. We will preregister you for the next chapter meeting at no additional cost.


MEMBERSHIP

Q: How do I join the PMI Metrolina Chapter?
A: You must first join the global Project Management Institute.  Please read more on joining the PMI and our Metrolina Chapter. 

Q: How do I join the Metrolina Chapter if I am already a PMI member?
A: Simply click on the following link and add a PMI Metrolina Chapter Membership to your existing PMI national membership.

Q: How much does it cost to become a Metrolina Chapter member?
A: The membership is $25 per year.

Q: Does PMI have a hardship provision to help with PMI Global and Chapter dues?
A: PMI has a Hardship Provision available to any PMI member whose financial condition has changed drastically and sufficiently so that a member would have difficulty renewing their membership.  A member must be in good standing for at least three previous years to qualify for the hardship provision.

Under this provision, a member is granted a waiver for one year of PMI membership dues and one year of dues for membership in any two PMI Components of which the applicant was a member the previous year.  The Hardship Provision may be granted for a maximum of two years for each member. This information can also be located on the back of the renewal invoice that members receive.  

To apply for consideration, send a letter explaining the nature of the hardship, along with the invoice, to the attention of Myra Bastone, Application Supervisor, at myra.bastone@pmi.org ,  prior to the membership expiration date.  

Any incorrect or untrue statements made by a member are in violation of the PMI Member Ethical Standards-Member Standards of Conduct and may lead to the initiation of an ethics complaint in accordance with the PMI Member Ethics Case Procedures.


CHAPTER WEBSITECompliance Certificate

Q: This is my first visit to the Chapter's new website, how do I logon?
A: You must first be a member of PMI.org.  Your login ID for the metrolina website is the email address on record at PMI Global. 

Q: I forgot my password.  How do I obtain it or reset it?
A: There is a link on the home page of the website (www.pmi-metrolina.com) that will assist you in resetting your password. 

Q: How can I update my PMI membership information?
A: To update your personal information please log on to the www.PMI.org website.  Once logged on, you can access your profile. Make the necessary changes to your profile (i.e. e-mail, phone number etc) by selecting 'Go To My Profile'. 

Q: I am having troube logging in.
A: The PMI.org Single Sign On (SSO) system requires 3rd party cookies to be enabled on your browser. Some corporate browser standards disable this and you may need to delete specific cookies. For help with your browser, click below:


CERTIFICATION

Q: I want to learn more about the different certifications offered by PMI®.  Where can I get more information?
A: The credentials to earn the Project Management Certification (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) are posted on the national PMI website under Career Development > Our Credentials. Under each certification you can learn more about the qualifications and testing requirements.

Q: How do I register for the PMP Certification exam?
A: You can register online for all PMI certifications by visiting the global PMI  website at www.pmi.org. Please note that you must meet the requirements in order to take the exam.


VOLUNTEERING

Q: I would like to volunteer, who do I contact?
A: Thank you for your interest, please read more on volunteering opportunities or contact our Volunteers Chairperson at volunteer@pmi-metrolina.com.

Q: How do I become a Committee Chair?
A: Chairperson positions are appointed by the Officers.  Please contact our Volunteers Chairperson at volunteer@pmi-metrolina.com with the Chairperson position to express your interest.

Q: How do I become a member of the Board of Directors?
A: Officer positions are elected by the membership.  The Nominating Committee prepares a slate for election each year in the month of July.  Please contact the Past President at PastPresident@pmi-metrolina.com if you are interested in becoming an Officer.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS (PDUs)

Q: I am being audited by PMI and I cannot find my chapter meeting receipts and certificates of participation in courses I've attended that were sponsored by the Metrolina Chapter?
A: The Metrolina chapter currently does not maintain a database of chapter meeting attendance beyond the online registration tool.  Participation in PMP Preparation Courses is maintained for up to two years.  You are responsible for keeping track of your course and meeting  participation.

Q: How to I report my PDUs?
A: PDUs can only be reported on the global PMI website at www.pmi.org.  You will need your PMI ID # and PMI Certification # to log in.  You can follow this link to report PDUs online to Global: Online PDUs .


OUR CHAPTER

Q: What is the cancellation and refund policy for Chapter events?
A: Refund Policy if notified by the Sunday before the chapter meeting: A credit will be applied forf future meeting or payment will be refunded. No refund if notified after the Sunday before the chapter meeting.

Q: Where may I send correspondence to the Chapter?
A: You may send correspondence, including letters, expense reports, and pamphlets to:

PMI Metrolina Chapter
6420 Rea Road, Suite 316
Charlotte, NC 28277

Please address the correspondence to the appropriate party so that we may route it to the correct person as quickly as possible.

Q: How can I opt-in/opt-out to receive Chapter e-mails?
A: For members, there is an option in your member profile to manage receiving Chapter e-mails.  Please modify this setting to make the appropriate change. 

For non-members, please click the un-subscribe link at the bottom of the email that you received to be removed.  To be added to the distribution list as a non-member, please email membershiprequests@pmi-metrolina.com to have a non-member profile established for you. 

 

 

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