A) Visit the PMI Global Membership page and click on Join PMI.
A) Visit the PMI Nova Scotia Chapter’s page on PMI Global and click on Join Chapter.
A) Your PMI Global and PMI Nova Scotia memberships expire on the last day of the same month. You may login to pmi.org and see your expiry date under the My PMI section.
A) PMI Global offers the following membership plans:
General Membership: US$ 129/ year plus a one time US$10 application fee
Student Membership: US$ 32/ year
Retiree Membership: US$ 65/ year
Visit the PMI Global Membership page for further details.
A) The Chapter's membership fee is US$ 30/ year. There is no Chapter membership fee for student members.
A) To update any information, including your password, you must log in to pmi.org and update the data in the myPMI > Profile section.
A) Most PMINS Chapter events can be attended by members and non-members. However, members do have the advantage of discounted pricing and early registration on some Chapter events.
A) A PMI Global membership is required before a PMI Nova Scotia Chapter membership can be purchased
A) The PMI Nova Scotia Chapter provides a number of benefits to its members. Visit our Membership page for further details.
A) PMI membership is valid for one year from the date of your membership activation. You may renew your membership as early as 90 days prior to your expiration date.
A) If you do not renew your membership by your expiration date, your membership will expire. You will no longer have access to your membership benefits or your chapter membership. The membership automatic renewal feature ensures continuous access to your membership benefits without interruption.
A) You may renew your PMI membership as early as 90 days prior to your expiration date. Membership renewal is based on the original join date.
A) Log on to pmi.org and go to your myPMI profile. From your myPMI profile, you may access your dashboard to renew your PMI and Chapter memberships.
A) It can take up to 72 hours for your access to be activated in order to login to the Chapter website.
A) Visit our Volunteer page for details.
A) While all our volunteer opportunities are open to members, there are some that are open to non-members as well.
A) Members and non-members may subscribe to our distribution list to stay up to date on Chapter events and news. You may subscribe at the Stay Informed section on our home page.
A) Our Event Listing page lists all events that have been planned for this year.
A) Please fill out our Speaker Submission Form and someone from our Volunteer Team will be in touch with you. https://pmins.ca/get-involved/submit-speaking-abstract. You can earn PDUs for speaking!
You will receive an email upon registration with the Zoom details. If you are a member, go to \\\\\\\"My Calendar\\\\\\\" and click on the event itself and your details will be found there as well.
If your event was cancelled, the team will endeavor to reschedule. However, if there was a fee for the event, you may request a refund before the date of rescheduled event. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If no reschedule is planned, you will automatically be refunded.
The Zoom details will remain the same. If you are a member, log in and go to My Calendar and click on the event. You will find the details there. As a non-member, please refer to your original email with the details. Although reschedules are rare, consider keeping that email until the event has taken place.
At this time, we are not issuing PDU Claim Codes. You can choose "Courses & Training" through pmi.org to claim your PDUs. Please ensure you have attended the event in the event you are audited.
All members of PMINS are volunteers. We will endeavor to respond to your email within 5-7 business days. Please ensure the content in your email is specific and that you've reviewed the FAQs.
A) Most PMI certifications are valid for three years. Depending on your certification, you’ll earn either 30 or 60 PDUs per three-year certification cycle. Please review the Maintain Your Certification information on the PMI website for more details. If you hold the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, you’ll need to retake the exam before the end of your five-year certification cycle. No PDUs are necessary for the CAPM re-certification.
A) PDUs can be submitted in increments of 15 minutes. 2 hours and 15 minutes would be 2.25 hours.
PDUs are not automatically updated when you attend PMI Nova Scotia events. You have to log into your PMI account and claim your PDU under the appropriate section.
A) There are 4 broad steps to earn a PMI certification:
1) Fulfill eligibility criteria
2) Complete application
3) Application review
5) Schedule test appointment
6) Appear for the test
A) Join the PMI Nova Scotia Chapter to gain access to project management experience across the project lifecycle, along with discounted courses, materials and exams to prepare for the PMP. You may also sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) qualification enroute to the PMP.>
A) No. PMI membership is separate from PMI certifications. However, as a PMI member, you will have access to many benefits including discounts on your certification exam fee as well as discounts on professional development opportunities to help with maintenance of your certification(s).
A) PMI exams are scheduled through the accredited exam provider, Pearson Vue. Once PMI finds you eligible for the exam, you will receive exam schedule instructions to schedule your exam appointment.
A) Courses must be consistent with PMI's Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The PMI Nova Scotia Study Group courses will qualify, along with other approved education providers.
PMP/CAPM Study Group
A) It can take between 24 hours to 5 working days for your PMI Membership registration to be replicated to the local chapter database allowing you to login and obtain the member rate. What this means is that if you complete your membership registration with PMI today, give about 24 hours for replication before attempting to login to register for the study group. If you are still unable to login please try again in a day or two. If you are still not able to login after 5 business days, please contact the Chapter for assistance. Please include a copy of your paid chapter membership attached to the initial query to allow for validation.
PMI NS Mentorship Program
A) Project Management Mentoring is the act of helping others improve their project management skills. Mentors are facilitators and catalysts in a process of discovery and insight. In a learning partnership, the Mentor’s role is to ‘guide on the side’ rather than be ‘the expert with the answers’. The Protégé is responsible for setting priorities and learnings, and becomes increasingly self-directed.
A) PMI NS members in good standing. Typically, a Protégé is a person employed as or seeking a role of a project manager, business analyst or program manager and is looking to advance his/her career. On the other hand, a Mentor will be: considered a senior project manager by his/her peers; and have a minimum of 4 years of experience as a project manager or in a project related role.
A) The Mentor and Protégé will spend a minimum of 2 hours, and ideally no more than 6 hours together per month. This can be face to face or via virtual means. Additional Mentor time may be required to follow up with suggestions and information provided by the Protégé.
A) The Mentor/ Protégé partnership will last approximately nine months.
A) Persons interested in the mentorship program need to complete the following steps:
1. Complete the appropriate application as per published submission deadlines
2. Attend the Meet and Greet session (if you are located in or willing to travel to Halifax) to commence the Mentor / Protégé relationship
3. Sign a Mentoring Agreement with mentoring partner (protégé or mentor) prior to starting the mentorship journey
A) All industries are welcome.
A) Best practices indicate a successful Mentoring program is based on an opportunity to (a) provide guidelines and set-up expectations for Mentors and Protégés; and (b) meet a prospective mentor/protégé in a social setting prior to the start of the program.
A) You are welcome to apply for both roles! Based on the applications received, the Mentoring Committee will recommend the best matches. You may be matched with a Mentor and/or a Protégé depending on the number and types of applications received.
A) There can be a number of reasons why we cannot accommodate all applicants for a particular session, including having too many applicants. Applicants who are not part of this program will receive information about future mentoring programs and are welcome and encouraged to apply again.
A) The cost of participation is free to PMI Nova Scotia members.