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             FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) 

Where can I find information about military and veteran resources from PMI HQ? 

The PMI Military page provides contact information to get in touch with a PMI representative dedicated helping military and veterans learn about opportunities in Project Management.  Visit the page at https://www.pmi.org/military or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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? 

Yes. The Director, Military Relations focuses on issues and support for military and veteran members of the chapter. The current Director for Military Relations is Art Croteau.  Send inquiries and/or correspondence to Art at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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? 

Yes. The Chapter hosts, or partners with outside institutions who host certification prep courses, boot camps or similar events to help individuals prepare to take certification tests. For more information related to educational or professional development opportunities, contact Art Croteau (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Lewis, VP of Membership (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Can I get assistance with my application to test for a certification? 

The Chapter does not currently have a program specifically designed to review certification applications, but there are individuals in the chapter willing to review applications and provide guidance on completing applications.  Military members and Veterans can contact Art Croteau, the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

 
Does the Chapter offer military discounts? 

Active duty military and veterans are eligible to obtain their first year of Chapter membership for free, once they have joined PMI.  Contact Art Croteau, the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  

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: 
https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/test-fees/ 
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: 

https://vrms.pmi.org/OpportunitySearch/OpportunitySearch 

From there, select “Baltimore, MD Chapter” from the drop-down list, and view the current volunteer opportunities.   
Don’t see anything that matches your talent, passion or interest?  Contact the Membership Team to discuss customizing or tailoring a position to fit your passion.  The Chapter’s Volunteer Director is Alaa Kamar; he can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

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 

 

 

Chapter Membership

Total Members 3464
New Members This Year 307
PMP® Members 2510
CAPM® Members 40
PgMP® Members 14
PMI-SP® Members 12
PMI-RMP® Members 40
PMI-ACP® Members 117
PMI-PBA® Members 6
Members with no Certification 907
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 3385
Student Members 52
Other Members 27