PMI Los Angeles - President's Message

Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Dear PMI-LA Members



PMI-LA has been monitoring the COVID-19 breakouts by region and due to the growing concern of infected people within the Los Angeles area the Board is recommending a suspension of all in-person meetings for 30 days until April 15th. Each event will be taken on a case by case basis. Please watch the website www.pmi-la.org should an event that you registered for be affected. We are relaxing our cancellation policy to allow for full refunds upon request during this time.



The chapter strives to bring Face to Face events to local members to help foster networking and provide education and PDUs. We also offer virtual events for those that are concerned about COVID-19 aka CoronaVirus.



For those that need an alternative, our next Book Club meeting will be virtual, and our next Webinar is scheduled for end of March and will be posted shortly. Stay healthy and safe and we hope to see you after this Global Crisis is over.

Sincerely,

Dennis Chang

PMI-LA President

PMI Los Angeles COVID-19 Information

Event Status

Please refer to this list often for changes to upcoming events.  The list will be updated as new information comes up.

  1.    4/7 - LA Project Masters Toastmasters Meeting - On-line Session
  2.    4/7 - North LA Evening MeetingPostponed until May 5 - Webinar option coming soon!
  3.    4/9 - Floating Flagship - Webinar with the speaker from the cancelled March event!
  4.    4/9 - Pasadena Project Masters Toastmasters Meeting - On-line Session - please register using link
  5.    4/22 to 7/29 - 120VC Project Leadership Program (120-PLP)   -  Self-Isolation? Stir Crazy? Cabin Fever? In Exile?  Take this Intensive On-Line Program!

 

General Questions & Concerns:

The California Public Health and Safety Commission Guidelines have been issued for all in-person events.    Click here for an up-to-date report on spread throughout Los Angeles area.  Click here for the World Wide Pandemic Statistics.

Q:  I am scheduled to take the PMP exam before April 30, how will I be affected?  Please visit the Pearson Vue Centers Coronavirus Update Page to see if your exam has been changed.  UPDATE from their website:  

Due to increasing concern for the health and safety of our candidates and our employees and in response to government guidance and difficulty procuring the critical hygienic products that keep our test centers safe, we are temporarily closing our U.S.-based Pearson VUE-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) starting Tuesday, March 17.

Candidates can reschedule their exams for appointments starting April 16 and beyond if conditions allow.

Q1:  WIll PMI delay the change of the PMP Exam due to this global crisis?  PMI has delayed the PMP exam change to 12/31/2020.  All candidates exam eligibility periods will also be extended until January 18, 2021.  Click here for the latest COVID-19 information from PMI.

Q2:  I need to re-certify soon, will PMI relax their recertification policies?  At this time we do not have any information from PMI about this.  Please email customercare@pmi.org for more information.  There are virtual options available thru the chapter as well as thru a number of Registered Education Providers to help you get re-certified through this crisis.

Q3:  I am a displaced worker due to the pandemic.  Does PMI offer any considerations on dues?  PMI offers hardship assistance for up to 2 years.  Click here for additional information.  The PMI-LA chapter is offering all on-line meetings at a discount for members ($5 per virtual meeting) during this time of crisis.

Q4:  When will the logo launch occur?  We will have a soft launch (website) of the logo sometime in April  We will bring new logo items to the In-Person meetings once they resume,

Q5  Will In-Person meetings resume after April 30th?  The PMI-LA Board is closely monitoring the situation around the Los Angeles area.  We hope to resume in May, but it depends on the situation at the time.  Please keep monitoring this website for the most up-to-date information.