FAQs

The Questions:

Chapter Info

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

Membership Info

How do I apply for PMI membership?
How do I apply for ALAMO PMI membership?
How often is the Alamo PMI membership database updated?
How do I get my name on the Volunteers list?
My certification is not appearing on my name tag during monthly meetings. How do I correct this?

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 can I prepare for the PMP exam?
How do I download PMBOK 4th Edition?
What are the training and education requirements for PMPs?

Professional Development

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

Other Info

How do I advertise or sponsor events with ALAMO PMI?
How do I advertise jobs on the ALAMO PMI chapter website? 

The Answers:

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

A. You can register for the dinner meeting through the Current Dinner Meeting link or the Event Calendar by using a credit card. Early registration closes on the Monday at noon prior to the scheduled event. Send an e-mail message to our VP of Programs If you have any difficulties with registration or questions.  We encourage you to pay by credit card on-line by clicking the link on the Current Dinner Meeting link. If you register but cannot attend the meeting, please cancel your registration by the Sunday before the meeting.  Your refund will be made by check and sent to you after the meeting date.  Your registration cannot be canceled following the Thursday before the meeting. Substitue representatives can apply. Send an e-mail to our VP of Programs if you have special circumstances. 

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 applications available. Note that there are different membership types; view the PMI website at www.PMI.org for their rates. 

Q. How do I apply for ALAMO PMI membership?

A. If you are already a member of Global PMI you can become a member of Alamo PMI Chapter www.PMI.org.  The Alamo PMI Chapter provides a 'network of expertise' such as: · Discounted Educational opportunities to improve PM skills and maintain your PMP · 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 Greater San Antonio and surrounding areas. · 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. Please contact the VP Membership if you have questions. 

Q. What is my default password when logging on to Alamo PMI Chapter's website for the first time?

A. Your default password is password when you log on to the home page for the first time.  Once you log in, you will have the option to change your password.

Q. How often is the Alamo PMI Chapter's Membership database updated?

A. The Alamo PMI Chapter's Membership database is updated directly from a PMI Global file feed every few days.  For example, if you just updated your PMI profile to include the Alamo PMI Chapter, your membership details will be in the chapter's database within a week.  You must plan ahead if you wish to receive Alamo PMI discounted member fees for a chapter event.

Q. Each time I log onto the APMI website my information is wrong. Why does it keep changing? I have corrected it three times on the chapter site.

A. The Alamo PMI membership database is a mirror image of the www.PMI.org database and we refresh the data in the Alamo PMI Chapter database each few days. Member profile updates should be maintained through the www.PMI.org.  The chapter site password is the same as your PMI Global site password. Remember that your email address you provided PMI is the one that will be used to verify your chapter membership. If you use a different email address than the one you gave PMI the chapter website will not recognize you as a member.

Q. How often does the local PMI chapter meet?

A. The Alamo PMI Chapter of PMI facilitates a membership dinner meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Our last monthly meeting for the year occurs in October. Monthly meetings resume in January of the following year. In addition, there are a number of other meetings, workshops, classes, and opportunities to network with other PMI members.  See our Event Calendar.

Q. What is PMP certification?

A. PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the project management globally recognized and respected certification credential. An individual must satisfy education and experience requirements, agree to and adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct, and pass the PMP Certification Examination to obtain the PMP certification.  Please review the PMP Handbook.

Q. How can I prepare for the PMP exam?

A. We offer PMP classes. See our Event Calendar for more information. Contact the VP of Professional Development with questions.

Q. How do I download PMBOK 4th Edition?

A. PMI has now posted a secured version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fourth Edition on PMI.org, athttp://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.
• If you don't have either of these, you can download the latest version of Adobe® Reader® athttp://get.adobe.com/reader/. A link to this download page is also available from the Library of PMI Global Standards: Projects page: http://www.pmi.org/Resources/Pages/Members/Library-of-PMI-Global-Standards-Projects.aspx.
• You do not need a plug-in in order to download a PDF of the PMBOK® Guide.
• 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 earn PDUs?

A. You must be a member of PMI and a credentialed PMP to obtain credit for earned PDUs. There are many ways to earn PDUs.  The Alamo PMI chapter provides a number of these including: Membership Dinner Meetings, Professional Development Days, Education Workshops, and volunteer opportunities within the chapter.

For the Chapter Meetings, the Alamo PMI chapter will submit the PDU credit request for you. You will need to log-in on the PMI.or to self-report PDU requests. Use your www.PMI.org username and password. Select "Report PDUs" or "View PDUs."

Q. How do I apply for a volunteer position?

A. We couldn't do what we do, without you. Volunteering is essential to APMI. Sign up through PMI.org's VRMS (Volunteer Relationship Management System) and let us know all about your past volunteer experiences. View and Update your Volunteer Profile and let us know in what Areas of Interest your best suited to assist us. You can also Find Opportunities to serve all over the world. The chapter currently has the following open positions.  You’ll find a job description at the link for each opening.

Q. Can I count such and such course, project, etc. for PDUs?

A. All decisions made to accept an activity for PMI PDU credit is done by the Global Project Management Institute organization.  Here is the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements handbook.  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.

Detailed 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. Then there are many options depending on the Category you select.
5. The one Category you often use is Category 3. Either enter the Provider ID and Course ID; or find the Provider.  To find Alamo PMI; search on "Alamo PMI".  Our chapter's Provider ID is CO77.
6. If you don't know the Course ID; you will need to look at the Course Name. The Course ID is in Month/Day/Year format. We do not encourage it but you can also submit PDUs by postal mail or faxMailing address:

Project Management Institute
Attention: CCR Department
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Fax number:

(484) 631-1332

Attention: CCR Department

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.

Detailed 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. How do I advertise or sponsor events with Alamo PMI chapter?

A. For opportunties, please contact our Director of Sponsorship or VP of Communications at with any questions.

Q. How do I advertise jobs on the Alamo PMI chapter web site?

A. Project management related employment opportunities can be posted for a month free of charge. To submit an employment opportunity, please e-mail job opportunities to our VP of Communications and Director of Social Media.

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.

Q. My certification is not appearing on my name tag during monthly meetings. How do I correct this?

A. In order to have your certifications appear under your name on your Alamo namerag during monthly meetings, you will need to log into your ALAMOPMI.org account. Once signed in, to go MY ACCOUNT INFO, then scroll down to the CUSTOM FIELDS section and make sure the CERTIFICATIONS area is filled out and the boxes are checked for Directory and Other Listings.