Chapter Guest Pass Program
Give PMI members a taste of chapter life!

Chapter Guest Pass Program

Please note that the Chapter Guest Pass program will be discontinued as of 31 October 2023 for India and 1 January 2024 for all other regions.

Currently, 60% of PMI members belong to a chapter. To increase chapter growth and improve retention rates, chapters have suggested a special campaign to engage the 40% of PMI members that may not be aware of a local chapter, or its benefits and activities.

The Chapter Guest Pass program has been introduced as part of PMI’s effort to support chapter sustainability. This program introduces PMI members who have not yet joined their local chapter to discover the benefits and the value of participation at no additional cost for the remainder of their membership cycles. The net effect of the introduction is intended to positively impact overall retention and growth.

Your chapter’s participation is crucial to the success of this program. Both the chapter and members receive tremendous value from offering the Chapter Guest Pass, such as:

  • Membership growth
  • Additional networking from the potential members
  • Engagement of new members
  • Source for new contributors for value-based activities such as knowledge creation
  • Chapter's improved revenue stream (upon renewal)

How does the program work?

The program allows PMI members who have not yet joined their local chapter to try out chapter membership for free.  Global Headquarters provides unique promo codes to chapter leadership at the end of the year, which the chapter distributes to potential chapter members to cover the cost of chapter membership. The Chapter Guest Pass is valid for one-time use from the point of initiation through the end of the member’s current PMI membership cycle. Therefore, we encourage you to promote the opportunity to PMI members who are less than six months into their PMI membership to allow them adequate time to become fully immersed in your chapter and its activities.

Can I get dues reimbursement?

Chapters who participate in the program will be reimbursed the chapter dues for each member who uses a Chapter Guest Pass promo code, up to a maximum reimbursement of US$500 per calendar year for the chapter. Each year, your chapter has another opportunity to be reimbursed US$500 by participating!

Can my chapter continue to use the program after we reach the $500 maximum reimbursement?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of codes you can request and use. Beyond the $500 reimbursement, the cost of providing chapter benefits and services to new members under the program will be absorbed by the chapter without dues payment. Many chapters go beyond the reimbursement limit with the expectation that new members will renew in future years.

What is the 500 Club?

Get recognized among your peers for your commitment to member engagement. Chapters that reach the $500 reimbursement level are automatically enrolled in PMI’s Chapter Guest Pass 500 Club. They’ll receive recognition with occasional announcements in PMInsight, along with a web banner congratulating the chapter as a 500 Club member, that they can post on their chapter webpage.

Visit the PMInsight Site

Where can we promote the program?

Consider promoting the Chapter Guest Pass Program at your events, on your website, and through push communications to your chapter’s potential members, using lists obtained through the ThoughtSpot.

What tools exist to help us promote the program?

A flyer, HTML eBlast template, and a rotating online banner ad have been created to help you promote the program to potential members. All of these useful tools are available to you now in the Marketing Portal>Browse Media Library>Categories>Chapter Guest Pass.

Visit the Marketing Portal

Where can we submit questions and feedback?

For all questions and feedback, please contact your regional partner.


500 Club Members - 2023

These chapters have hit the goal by attaining 500 Club membership in 2023. Join them by attaining the US$500 maximum reimbursement level this year!

(Update as of 22 September 2023)


Budapest, Hungarian Chapter
Canadian West Coast Chapter
Chicagoland Chapter
Distrito Federal, Brazil Chapter
Dominican Republic Chapter
Espírito Santo, Brazil Chapter
Germany Chapter
Guayas, Ecuador Chapter
Ireland Chapter
Lebanon Chapter
Los Angeles Chapter
Madrid, Spain Chapter
México Chapter
Minas Gerais, Brazil Chapter
Northern Italy Chapter
Pernambuco, Brazil Chapter
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Chapter
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Switzerland Chapter
Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter


PMI Angola Chapter
PMI Kazakhstan Chapter
PMI Long Island, NY Chapter
PMI North India Chapter
PMI Paraíba, Brazil Chapter
PMI Poland Chapter
PMI Uganda Chapter


PMI Bangladesh Chapter
PMI Cameroon Chapter
PMI Durham Highlands Chapter
PMI France Chapter
PMI Ghana Chapter
PMI Ivory Coast Chapter
PMI Japan Chapter
PMI Kenya Chapter
PMI Lahore, Pakistan Chapter
PMI Melbourne, Australia Chapter
PMI Netherlands Chapter
PMI Nigeria Chapter
PMI Palmetto Chapter
PMI Santiago, Chile Chapter
PMI South Africa Chapter
PMI United Kingdom Chapter
PMI Zimbabwe Chapter