Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
PMI-SVC Chapter Questions
Local Chapters are an extension of the PMI, enabling physical proximity benefits. Local chapters provide services such networking opportunities and educational events that can be attended in person for better support of the members.
Yes, you can attend most of our events, volunteer for certain positions, and utilize any of the services the chapter offers that are not for members only.
For the general public, we provide educational opportunities and networking events. For the PMI Members and certification holders, we offer ways to earn PDUs, through online and in-person learning, free knowledge sharing, connections to other members, and a host of other benefits.
The chapter offers workshops, conferences and seminars relating to project management topics as well as monthly dinners, forums and social mixers. Events can be found on the chapter website under the EVENTS Tab.
Forums are typically regularly scheduled (i.e. Monthly) meetings hosted by Chapter members, to discuss specific areas of interest. The Chapter supports these forums with administrative assistance and guidance. Learn more here.
No. Anyone who is interested in project management can volunteer in many different capacities. However, if you are interested in holding a Board position, Director, or Forum Chairperson in the Chapter, you must be a Chapter Member in Good Standing
Volunteering not only helps the chapter but it can help you meet other members, further develop project management skills, help enhance your resume and earn PDUs. See the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.
A list of Open Volunteer Positions can be found under the GET INVOLVED Tab on the website. After reviewing the open positions fill out and submit the Volunteer Form at the end of the details of the position you are interested in. If you don't find a specific position that interest you, fill out and submit the Volunteer Form on the position of MISC - General Volunteer (any position). Someone will contact you to discuss your volunteer interests to help make the right position fit.
Anyone who has a current PMI approved certification (PMP, PgMP, etc.) in good standing is eligible to earn PDUs at any Chapter sponsored event. However, the PDU reporting guidelines and limitations mandated by PMI will still be in effect. For more information, please see the Reporting PDUs page of the website.
Unless otherwise noted due to confidential discussion items, Board meetings are open to guest attendees. It is important to note that if a guest only wishes to observe the meeting, they only need to email the Board email@example.com . However, if time on the agenda is desired for a particular topic, that guest must submit their request through the Vice President for the appropriate area (i.e. Operations, Professional Development, etc.).
Descriptions or our educational events can be found on the under the EVENTS Tab.
Yes. The chapter hosts a Career Development Forum, which meets regularly, and discusses topics for those interested in the job search. It also provides advance notification of openings in the local area to chapter members. Learn more here
Some of the services the chapter offers are reserved for the paying members of the chapter, to provide them value for their membership. Other services are open to anyone, such as forums, educational and networking events
For the general public, you can find lots of information around the chapter operations and some of the previous presentations that have been archived there. For the chapter members, we have templates, membership directories, chapter governance information, and additional resources to help you.
The member Directory is restricted to PMI and PMI-SVC chapter members. When logged in to the website you can view a listing of all chapter members, search for people, and send them an email for the purpose of connecting offline.
Member Login Questions
- Click the LOGIN link at the upper right of the Home Page.
- Login credentials are the same as what is used for PMI.org
If you cannot remember your username or password, click on the FORGOT USERNAME or FORGOT PASSWORD link. You will be directed to another screen to get the appropriate information. If you need assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your username is most likely your first initial, and your last name concatenated together. So, John Smiths username would be jSmith. Your password is most likely your PMI member number. If you continue to have difficulty logging in after trying this combination, please contact email@example.com.
You do not need to be logged in every time you visit the pmi-svc.org website. However, there are times when you should ensure you are logged in. Some of the material on the chapter website is provided for the benefit of members only, and is not visible to the general public. In addition, the member discounts available for most events are only provided to members that are logged in during the registration process.
No. You are not required to change you password on the PMI-SVC system
Yes. Passwords can be reused.
To make any profile changes, such as email, address, and name updates, go through PMI Global. They will send your changes to us. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you wish to change your name as it appears on your PMI-SVC Profile you must change it on your PMI.org profile first. To change it on your PMI.org profile, contact PMI Global Customer Care at email@example.com. These changes will then be sent to PMI-SVC.
Newsletter Subscriptions and Communications
The Chapter prides itself on sending out informative biweekly newsletters, as well as Forum messages and information, on a regular basis. Upon activation to the chapter you automatically added to our general distribution. You can also add/modify your preferences via the chapter website. See JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST (FOR NON-MEMBERS) on the bottom right of the website.
Currently, the Chapter is sending out the following:
- A biweekly newsletter, which offers the reader information on upcoming events, educational opportunities, Chapter updates, and messages from the Board
- Forum communications, which provide details on upcoming meetings and educational events for each Forum
- Special Bulletins, which often provide breaking news on the Chapter
- Event updates"
Newsletters are sent on a biweekly basis - typically on the Monday preceding the Technical Dinner meeting, and then again two weeks later. Forum communications typically go out on a monthly basis, depending upon the Forum's meeting schedule. Other Special Bulletins and Event Updates are sent on an 'as needed' basis.
Any Forum message or PMI-SVC newsletter has a link at the bottom that allows the recipient to change their subscriptions. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
You can unsubscribe from any or all communications in many ways:
- Go to pmi-svc.org, login, look for the ""Join our email"" section found towards the bottom right, and click on the "Unsubscribe to All Lists” - both members and non-members can do this.
- Any Forum message or PMI-SVC newsletter has a link at the bottom that allows the recipient to unsubscribe.
- Send an email to email@example.com with questions.
PMI-SVC receives all of the member contact information from PMI Global. To change your email address, please request the change at www.pmi.org.
Any questions pertaining to the newsletter, website, or other communications efforts should be addressed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registering for Events
Many events offer a discount for early registration. In addition, many events fill up before the registration deadline. PMI-SVC recommends that you register for events as early as possible to secure the best price and to ensure a place at the event.
Yes, you can register for any event open to the public without logging into the system first. However, you will not receive the member discount if one is available for that event. In addition you cannot register for events that are only open to members of the SVC chapter.
Some events allow you to register a group of people, and some events offer a discount for group registration. You will be offered the opportunity to register a group of people by the specific event registration if that option is available for that event.
Some events, such as the monthly Technical Dinner Meeting, allow you to \"Pay Later\". Other events do not support this option due to the registration fees. You will be offered the opportunity to \"Pay at the Door\" for events offering this option. Please keep in mind, that payment at the door must be made by check or cash since credit card transactions are generally not supported.
Yes, if an event allows the "Pay at the Door" option, you can bring a check or cash as a the form of payment. However, to pay online, you must pay by credit card through PayPal.
We do have a special process in place to handle invoice registration requests, which are typically made by State agencies. With a timely request. made in advance of the event, we can usually work with you. Send an Email to email@example.com to request an invoice to register for an event.
If you register for an event and you are not able to attend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org up to seven days prior to the event to inform the chapter of your need to cancel. If you do not contact the chapter prior to the event, your registration fee is non-refundable due to the costs associated with the event. Please see the "Terms and Conditions" for a specific event for more information.
The integration between PMI-SVC and PayPal securely passes an individual's registration information from PMI-SVC to PayPal to complete the event registration purchase transaction, and a record of that purchase is transmitted securely back from PayPal to the PMI-SVC systems.
The names and Email addresses (as well as phone number and physical address if provided) of members of the chapter, of people who subscribe to our newsletters, and of people who register for PMI-SVC events, are stored within our database system. No credit card information is taken or stored by PMI-SVC directly when registering for an event. However, a record of your event registration purchase transaction, including credit card information, is stored by PayPal.