With which currency can I pay my dues?
All membership dues must be paid in U.S. dollars.
Are membership dues tax deductible?
PCMA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense (check with your accountant for more information).
I can’t update my company information online.
All company update requests must be made directly through Member Services.
We paid for an employee to be a PCMA member and want to transfer that membership. What do we do?
PCMA membership is applied to an individual vs a company or organization. Transfers are not allowed with less than 90 days remaining on the membership. A $50 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged to the new member.
I recently switched jobs. Will I lose my membership?
Switching jobs will not result in a loss of a PCMA membership unless the employment contract specifically indicates otherwise. If you’ve recently switched positions be sure to log-in to your PCMA account and update your contact information.
If you’re a member experiencing economic loss because of the COVID-19 outbreak, PCMA is here to help. E-mail [email protected] to pay just $50 to renew.
Are memberships on a company or individual basis?
All PCMA memberships are awarded on an individual basis regardless of who pays dues per the PCMA Bylaws.
How can I determine when my membership is up for renewal?
Visit “My PCMA” in the top right of the site and log in to view when your membership is up for renewal. Contact [email protected] for assistance.
Does my membership expire at the end of the calendar year?
Memberships run on an annual anniversary basis. Join and end dates may vary depending upon when payment was initially submitted. Example: John Smith joined PCMA on October 14, 2016. John will remain a member in good standing from November 1, 2016 through October 31, 2017.
What are the benefits to becoming a PCMA member?
View member benefits here.
How do I select my membership category?
If you spend more than 51% of your time in the development, organization and management of meetings, conventions, exhibits and seminars, you are a Business Event Professional.
If you spend more than 51% of your time as a vendor to or supplier for the industry, you are a Supplier Partner.
View membership options here.
PCMA reserves the right to review your membership category. If we have a question, we will contact you for clarification.
What is an associate membership?
To qualify for an Associate level membership, prospective members must provide the name of the PCMA Professional member at his/her company location. Associate members may only attend Convening Leaders at the Associate rate one time.
Do you offer special rates for college students?
Yes. PCMA Student Memberships are reserved for current students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at an accredited college/university. At the time of the application students must provide the College/University Name, E-mail, and mailing address. See our current list of active Student Chapters to learn more about events happening on campus. Don’t see your College/University listed? Complete the Annual Application for Student Chapters and submit to [email protected].
How do I qualify for the Next Gen membership?
The PCMA Next Gen membership is a chance for recent graduates and event professionals* who are early in their careers to take full advantage of PCMA’s professional development opportunities at a rate of $120 for Business Event Organizers and Supplier Event Professionals.
*To qualify, you must be either an Event Organizer or Supplier Professional and a maximum of 30 years old at the time of joining/renewing to receive the rate.
How do I renew my membership?
You can navigate to “Renewals” in your profile, then click “Manage” to process your renewal via credit card. Should you have any trouble, contact [email protected].
Can I pay my membership dues via credit card?
Absolutely! You can navigate to “Renewals” in your profile then click “Manage” to process your renewal via credit card. Should you have any trouble, contact [email protected].
Can I pay my membership dues via ACH?
Yes, for an invoice to pay via ACH, please contact [email protected].
Can I pay my membership dues via check?
Yes, for an invoice to pay via check, please contact [email protected].
Which membership category do I belong to?
If you spend more than 51% of your time in the development, organization and management of meetings, conventions, exhibitions and seminars, you are a Business Events Professional. You are a Supplier Events Professional if you provide the infrastructure that brings a plan to life: lodging, venues, equipment, catering, transportation and more.
What is the associate membership?
You may qualify for an associate membership if your company already has one PCMA Member at the $485 or $360 rate *and* you both work from the same location. You can only attend one Convening Leaders as an associate member.
Do you have a group membership rate?
We are happy to extend 10% off for groups of 5 or more within the same organization each at the full membership rate. Please email [email protected] for an invoice.
How much to renew my Business Event Professional membership?
The cost to renew a Business Event Professional membership is $360.
How much to renew my Supplier Event Professional membership?
The cost to renew a Supplier Event Professional membership is $485.
Can I transfer my membership?
Your membership may be transferred if these requirements are met: there must be at least 90 days remaining in the membership, both the current member and the new contact must sign an agreement provided by Membership, and a $50 transfer fee must be completed by the new contact. To inquire about a transfer, please email [email protected].
Why won’t it give me the option to renew my membership?
This means your membership is set to auto-renew. Your membership will automatically renew on the 1st of the month following your membership expiration. Feel free to contact [email protected] to manually renew.
How will watched webinars appear on my PCMA transcript?
Any watched webinars live will be automatically added onto your PCMA transcript which you are then able to turn into the EIC. Any on-demand webinars watched need to be manually added onto your transcript by logging into your profile, navigating to CE Transcript, and clicking “Create CEU”. Once the on-demand credit is added, our education team will need to verify the credit for you. This can be done by contacting them at [email protected].
How do I upload my PCMA transcript to my EIC profile?
Download your PCMA transcript from your PCMA profile. Next, log into your EIC portal and go to the home page. Click the Add/Edit Continuing Education button at the bottom of the screen. From there, click the green + sign to add credit details. Insert session details and attach PCMA transcript.