So you've been a loyal member in good standing of PMI for a few years and you're ready to renew your membership when - WHAM - something happens in your life that changes your financial situation. You'd still like to be a member of PMI and the chapter. You'd still like to enjoy all the benefits and associations. But money is a little tight. Is your only choice to forego renewing your membership? Not hardly!
PMI is not blind to the ups and downs of employment or the ebb and flow of its member’s financial situations. That is the reason behind PMI’s Hardship Renewal Policy. The hardship renewal policy? Where can I find information on that? That’s easy. When you get your renewal notice in the mail from PMI, take a look at the back. Or take a look at what’s below which is reprinted from the back of PMI’s renewal notice.
A Hardship Provision is available to any PMI member whose financial condition has changed drastically and sufficiently so that a member would have difficulty renewing their membership. A member must be in good standing for at least three previous years to qualify for the hardship provision. Under this provision, a member is granted a waiver for one year of PMI Membership dues and one year of dues for membership in any two PMI Components of which the applicant was a member the previous year. The Hardship Provision may be granted for a maximum of two years for each member. To apply for consideration, send a letter explaining the nature of the hardship, along with this invoice, to the attention of the Manager, Membership Services prior to the membership expiration date.