I’m just joining the chapter and I don’t know where to start. What should I do?

First, welcome to the chapter! Next, head over to our New Chapter Member Guide for information about registering for the next New Chapter Member Orientation and other steps to get you started.

I’m not seeing any communications from the chapter. Am I on your mailing list?

PMICIC sends out several email newsletters and event reminders each month. If you’re still using the email associated with your PMI account, you should be in our system. If you’re not getting our emails, first make sure emails coming from PMICIC.org are marked as Safe Senders in your email platform. Next, you can ensure you’re on our newsletter list by navigating to the bottom of the PMICIC.org homepage and subscribing.

Why can’t I see all events and/or why is it quoting me the non-member pricing? 

Some events are only visible to Central Indiana chapter members, so you must be logged in to see all events and for the registration system to recognize you as a member. Your PMICIC website login is the same as the login used at PMI.org. If you’re logged in and still not seeing all events, please ensure your chapter membership is still active - while both PMI and chapter memberships are managed through PMI’s system, they are not automatically set to auto-renew, and each must be chosen for renewal separately.

I was told I could use my PMI login to access the PMICIC website. Why am I getting an error and unable to log in?

Unfortunately, if you utilized the single sign-on option when setting up your PMI login (i.e. used Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook to authenticate), this does not sync to chapter websites. This is a known issue and we are actively working with PMI to identify a resolution. In the meantime, please contact Membership at PMICIC for assistance with event registration.

I’d love to attend an event but I’m not in the Indianapolis area. Are there other ways I can participate?

With limited exceptions, all PMICIC professional development events in the future are expected to be hybrid - meaning both in person and online. We are also very interested in creating Remote Communities for chapter members in our service area who can’t reasonably travel to Indianapolis for events. If you’d be interested in helping establish a remote community in your area, we’d love to work with you! Please reach out to Membership for more info.

I’m interested in getting more involved? How do I learn more about volunteer opportunities?

The first step is filling out the brief, general volunteer application. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what you’d like to do. Share your interests and availability, and we’ll work with you to find a great fit! 

After you submit your application, our Director of Volunteer Services will be in touch to talk about opportunities and invite you to the next Volunteer Orientation (1st Saturday each month) where you can learn more about volunteering in general, meet the rest of our leadership team, and find out which teams are looking to grow.

Do you have special interest groups (i.e. construction, pharma, tech, etc.)?

Not at this time but are investigating interest and are actively recruiting volunteers to lead groups. If you’d be interested, please contact Membership at PMICIC.

Does the chapter have a formal mentoring program?

Not yet but we’re working on it. Stay tuned for more details to be shared in our newsletter soon.

I’m a hiring manager in the area and I have some open opportunities for project managers. How do I get the word out to your membership?

We’d love to share it! PMICIC offers a job board for its membership, and postings are shared on our website, via our newsletter, and on social media. You can visit our job board here. Employers can find details about cost and requirements for submitting job postings here.

I’m preparing to take my CAPM or PMP. Are there resources available?

PMP resources can be found by going to PMI’s main certification page. Scrolling down, you’ll see Step 1 Prepare, and the link takes you to guidance and resources, whether with a partner or through self-study.

For CAPM, it’s a similar story. The main PMI certification page is here, and it provides some guidance, as well as a link (ad) to a bootcamp with an authorized partner. The official (paid) PMI CAPM prep course (online) can be found here.


Do you have study groups for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification prep?

Not at this time but are investigating interest and are actively recruiting volunteers to lead groups. If you’d be interested, please contact Membership at PMICIC.