Frequently Asked Questions

 

Chapter Info

How often does the local PMI chapter meet?
What is my default password when logging on to KC PMI Chapter's website for the first time?
Each time I log onto the KCPMI Site my company and address information is wrong. Why does it keep changing?

Membership Info

How do I apply for PMI membership?

How often is the KC PMI membership database updated?

PDUs

How do I earn PDUs?
Can I count such and such course, project, etc. for PDUs?
How do I record my new PDUs with PMI HQ?
I teach Project Management classes. How do I record my PDUs with PMI HQ?

PMP

What is PMP certification?

How and where do I apply to take the PMP exam?
How can I prepare for the PMP exam?
How do I download PMBOK 4th Edition?
How do I get my name on the PMP list?
What are the training and education requirements for PMPs?

Professional Development

How do I make a reservation for the next Chapter Meeting?

Other Info

What is a PMI SIG?
How do I advertise in the KC Mid-America chapter newsletter and Web site?
How do I advertise jobs on the KC Mid-America chapter Web site?
How do I run for a board position?

Event Cancellation Policy

             How do I get a KCPMI refund or cancel a reservation?


Q. How do I make a reservation for the next Chapter Meeting?
A. You can register (make a reservation and pay for the dinner meeting) by going to the Current Dinner Meeting link or the Event Calendar and register using your credit card. You must register if you wish to attend a chapter event even if you are not required to pay a fee (a guest, sponsor, or PMI chapter Board member). If you have any difficulties with registration or have a question send an e-mail message to reservations@kcpmichapter.org.  Despite the fact that you must register for each Chapter Meeting, you can pay at the registration table by check or cash (sorry we can't process credit cards at the door).  

Please register at least 5 calendar days before the meeting. If you registration after the Thursday before the meeting, we will add $5 to the fee.

We encourage you to pay by credit card on-line by clicking the link on the Current Dinner Meeting link. If you register, but can't attend the meeting, please cancel your registration by the Thursday before the meeting and received a full refund minus a processing fee of 15 percent.  Your refund will be made by check and sent to you after the meeting date.  You can't cancel your registration after the Thursday before the meeting, but you can always send a substitute.  If you have special circumstances, send an e-mail to reservations@kcpmichapter.org.

Q. How do I apply for PMI membership?
A. Membership in PMI does not require PMP Certification. By joining PMI you agree to adhere to the PMI Member Code of Ethics. Complete the membership application available from the VP of Membership, at vpmembership@kcpmichapter.org or apply online. Annual dues are $119.00 ($30.00 for students) plus $10.00 new member application fee and chapter annual fee of $25.00.  Chapter members receive discounted fees when registering for chapter sponsored events.  If you are already a member of Global PMI you can become a member of the local KC PMI Mid-America Chapter here.

The KC PMI Mid-America Chapter provides a 'network of expertise' such as:

Face-to-face contact with peers from various organizations and industries working in the project management field.

Advancement of project management profession within local businesses, universities and professional organizations in the Kansas City area.

Promotion of project management professionalism through chapter activities, a bi-monthly newsletter, meetings and other educational programs designed to strengthen the knowledge, awareness and understanding of project management principles, tools and techniques.

Support for PMP Exam preparation through the organization of study groups.

Q. What is my default password when logging on to KC PMI Chapter's website for the first time?
A. Your default password is the same as your myPMI (pmi.org) password when you log on to www.kcpmichapter.org for the first time.  Your user ID for most members is their PMI membership number.

Q. How often is the KC PMI Chapter's Membership database updated?
A. The Kansas City Mid-America Chapter's Membership database is updated from PMI  every night.  The information contained in your global PMI profile will overlay the information in your local KC PMI chapter profile.

Q, Each time I log onto the KCPMI Site my company and address information is wrong. Why does it keep changing? I have corrected it three times on the www.KCPMIChapter.org site.
The KC PMI Membership database is a slave to the www.PMI.org database and we refresh the data in the KC PMI Chapter database each night. Members need to keep the www.PMI.org  database up to date.

Q. How often does the local PMI chapter meet?
A. The Kansas City Mid-America Chapter of PMI will hold dinner meetings bi-monthly.  In addition to these regularly scheduled meetings, there are a number of other meetings, workshops, classes and opportunities to meet other PMI members.  See our Event Calendar and our Current Dinner Meeting page.

Q. What is PMP certification?
A. PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the project management profession's most globally recognized and respected certification credential. To obtain PMP certification an individual must satisfy education and experience requirements, agree to and adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct, and pass the PMP Certification Examination.  Please review PMP Handbook:  http://www.pmi.org/PDF/pdc_pmphandbook.pdf.

Q. How and where do I apply to take the PMP exam?

A. The Cerification is offered by PMI Global. For further information please visit http://www.pmi.org/Certification/Project-Management-Professional-PMP.aspx

Q. How can I prepare for the PMP exam?
A. There are classes and study groups in the local area, provided by educational organizations, employers. For more information, contact the VP of Professional Development, at vpprodev@kcpmichapter.org.

Q. How do I download PMBOK 4th Edition?
PMI has now posted a secured version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-Fourth Edition on PMI.org, at http://www.pmi.org/Resources/Pages/Members/Library-of-PMI-Global-Standards-Projects.aspx. We apologize for any previous inconvenience members may have experienced in downloading the PMBOK® Guide

Technical downloading instructions
• To download the PMBOK® Guide-Fourth Edition, it is recommended that your computer have Adobe® Reader®, version 7 or later, or Adobe® Acrobat® Professional, version 7 or later.

• When you download or print the PMBOK® Guide from PMI.org, it is marked with your username and member ID, and it is secured with your PMI.org password. This means the file is licensed to you for your personal use only.
• If you print the file, it will be identified with a notice that says, "Licensed to (first name, last name, PMI member ID). This copy is a PMI Member Benefit, not for distribution, sale or reproduction." The file is easily opened during and after download using your PMI.org password.

 

Q. How do I get my name on the PMP list?
A. Only about 60% of the chapter's members who are certified as PMP, CAPM or PgmP have their name on the list. Why?  The PMP needs to set their profile at the www.PMI.org site to allow their name to be published on the list.  This can be done by checking your Membership Preference "Be Included in Component Directories".  You need to go to www.PMI.org; logon; and Go to My Profile page and set your Membership preferences.  Of course you also need to be certified and be a member of the KC PMI Chapter.

Q. How do I earn PDUs?
A. There are many ways to earn PDUs.  The local KC PMI chapter provides a number of these including: Membership Dinner Meetings, Professional Development Days, Education Workshops, and many volunteer opportunities within the chapter.  Information on submitting PDUs is on this website.

Q. Can I count such and such course, project, etc. for PDUs?
A. All decisions on whether an activity qualifies for PMI PDUs is done by the Global Project Management Institute organization.  Here is a link to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements handbood.  If you still have questions after reviewing the handbook on the CCR guideline, the PMI contact information is listed in the last section of the handbook.

Q. How do I record my new PDUs with PMI HQ?
A. Each PMP is responsible for submitting their PDU's and maintaining a file to verify each PDU submitted.  To submit PDU's is quite simple and can best be done through the www.pmi.org website or click here.

Long Answer:
1. Log on to www.pmi.org.
2. Click View PDUs
3. Select Report PDU
4. You should see the list of available options depending on the Category selected.
5. The Category we use most regularly is Category 3.  Search by Provider #, Provider Name, Activity # or Activity Name. To find KC PMI Mid-America Chapter, search on Provider Name "Mid America".  Our chapter's Provider # is C060.
6. If you don't know the Activity #, you will need to search on the Activity Name. 

The program number would be in the format XXXX-XXXXXX, where the first four digits are the chapter's provider ID number, and the last six digits are assigned to each activity by the component. Generally, chapter ID numbers begin with "C" (SIG ID numbers begin with "S.")

NOTE: If you attend a class given by a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), the number is the same as the R.E.P.'s ID number.

We do not encourge it but you can also submit PDUs by postal mail or fax.

Mailing address:
Project Management Institute
Attention: CCR Records Office
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299

Fax number:
(484) 631-1332
Attention: CCR Records Office

Q. I teach Project Management classes. How do I record my PDUs with PMI HQ?
A. Use PDU Category 2C - Speaker/teacher on project management topic at a conference, symposium, workshop or formal course. Submit your 10 PDU's through the www.pmi.org website or click here.

Long Answer:
1. Log on to www.pmi.org.
2. Click View PDUs
3. Logon with your PMI Membership Number, PMP Certification Number, and first 4 letters of your name and select PMI PDU Self Report Form and click the LOGIN button.
4. Select Category 2c: Speaker on a project management topic at an education program to answer the prompt - What activity do you wish to claim?
5. Complete the information requested.
6. You are on your honor to correctly answer these questions.
7. Keep some proof in your PDU history file of the class you taught.

Q. What is a PMI SIG?
A. Specific Interest Groups are industry- or interest-based components of PMI. In contrast, PMI Chapters are geographically based groups of project management professionals. The PMI Bylaws define a Specific Interest Group as a group of Institute members representing specific interests, with no distinct and definable geographic location, and where the actual or potential number of SIG members will create a viable subsidiary organization of the Institute.  For more information, see PMI SIGS.

Q. How do I advertise in the KC Mid- America chapter newsletter and Web site?
A. The KC Mid-America chapter newsletter is published every two months and Web site ads are monthly. To submit an advertisement, see our sponsorship section and e-mail sponsorship@kcpmichapter.org with any questions.

Q. How do I advertise jobs on the KC Mid-America chapter Web site?
A. Project management related employment opportunities can be posted for a month free of charge. To submit an employment opportunity, please contact Director of Human Resource at hrcomm@kcpmichapter.org.

 Q. What are the training and education requirements for PMPs?
A. Inquiries regarding whether certain training and education meet the PMI professional development requirements can only be answered by the national PMI organization.  Please visit www.PMI.org for details or download the PMP Handbook and read the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) begining on page 25. 

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