FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Where can I find information about military and veteran resources from PMI HQ?
Is PMI Baltimore Chapter active on social media sites?
Yes! Visit PMI Baltimore Chapter’s social media pages at the links below:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PMIBaltimoreChapter
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/95771/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/PMIBaltimore
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pmi_baltimore_chapter/
Is there a particular Point of Contact in the Chapter who deals with military / veteran support?
I am a transitioning military member or veteran; How can I identify myself as such to the Chapter?
Individuals wishing to include their military affiliation with Chapter membership information can do so by filling out the Veteran Self-Identification Form, found on the Chapter's Membership page, here: https://pmibaltimore.org/membership/veteran-self-identification
Do I have to have a certification, such as the CAPM or PMP to be a member of the Chapter, or attend Chapter events?
No. Anyone interested in Project Management who is a member of PMI can attend Chapter events. There are benefits to membership, however, as chapter members are eligible for discount pricing.
Does the Chapter provide assistance or training to help prepare for certification tests?
Can I get assistance with my application to test for a certification?
Does the Chapter offer military discounts?
Where can I get more information on certifications and testing?
PMI offers several different certifications. Visit the PMI website for more information.
Is any financial assistance available for Military/Veterans to help cover the cost of certification testing?
Yes! Service members and veterans may be able to use the GI Bill to obtain reimbursement for some or all of the cost of certification testing, through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Visit the VA website here, for more information:
Additionally, some employers offer their employees educational / tuition assistance which may cover the cost of things like boot camps and certification testing, if the testing is related to an employee’s role or responsibilities.
How can I volunteer with the Chapter?
The heart of every PMI Chapter is its volunteers, and PMI Baltimore Chapter is no different. With a membership base of over 3500 individuals, the Chapter relies on its volunteers to organize and lead the Chapter, host events, and support all of the Chapter’s functions. If you would like to volunteer in some capacity with the Chapter – to include assisting our transitioning military members and veterans – visit PMI’s Volunteer Relationship Management System (VRMS) page:
From there, select “Baltimore, MD Chapter” from the drop-down list, and view the current volunteer opportunities.
I am thinking about a career in Project Management, but I don't know how to get started. Does PMI have any resources to help me find out if Project Management is for me, and how I can get started?
Yes! PMI recently developed a new career development tool called NAVIGATOR. With NAVIGATOR, you can answer a few assessment questions about your goals, skills, and knowledge gaps, and NAVIGATOR will produce a custom-tailored action plan specifically to help you achieve your goals. Check it out here, at https://navigator.pmi.org