Membership FAQs

  1. How do I become a chapter member?  To become a member of the chapter, you must first join the Project Management Institute (PMI). Chapter membership runs concurrent with your membership to PMI. Three types of memberships are available:
  • Individual Membership -  Project Mgmt professionals and those interested in project management.
  • Student Membership -  As a student you can become a member at a discounted price
  • Retiree Membership -   Retiree's can continue membership at a reduced price.

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Membership should be renewed each year. Chapter membership runs alongside your renewals for PMI membership so be sure to join/rejoin when your annual PMI is due. 

  1. Is there an orientation session? Yes, new member orientation is conducted annually as part of our “Get Plugged In” event. This event takes place each spring in the April/May time frame. This is a great opportunity to get to know your PMI Board Members and learn how to 'get plugged-in' to the organization. “Get Plugged In” sessions can be found on the “Events” tab.  If you have questions about the Chapter prior to orientation, feel free to contact one of the chapter board members listed on the 'About Us' tab > 'Officers' section of the website
  2. When are chapter meetings held? Generally meetings are held as luncheons from 11:30 – 1:00 on the third Thursday of every month. Email notifications are sent out each month with the meeting topic and location. Meetings are also posted to the “Events” tab on the Website.
  3. Are PDU's offered? Yes; you may claim one PDU for each monthly program meeting you attend.  Additional ways to earn PDU's are announced throughout the year at chapter meetings, via the quarterly newsletter and on the Website. 

PDUs are also available to members that donate their time and talent to the chapter. Volunteering is a great way for you to give back to the Project Management profession, the chapter and the community. We are committed to working with each volunteer to build a mutually beneficial relationship in which you, our valued volunteer, can use your strengths, passion, and dedication to not only benefit the profession and PMI Chattanooga Chapter, but to positively enhance your own personal and professional life as well.

In addition to building your leadership skills, some of the less publicized benefits of serving on the Board include the opportunity to network, learn and grow by attending regional, national, and international leadership development events only for Chapter leaders. Available Volunteer Positions are found in the “About Us” tab under Volunteer Opportunities.

  1. How do I keep up with Chapter happenings and events? The quarterly Chapter Newsletter describes upcoming and current events, training opportunities, member recognition and available volunteer positions.