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1. Post PDI
How do I get proof of credits?
By the end of June, PDI 2018 attendees will receive an email (sent by Registration HQ) to the primary email account that the registrant provided in in their
PDI Registration Update account
. The email will include documentation of all Mini-Courses and Workshops in which the individual participated based on attendee badge scan data. As a reminder, this CPE documentation does not include provision of CPEs for presentations by general session speakers. Because extremely long queues would occur, we do not scan for entry into general sessions. You may self-document CPEs for the general sessions for CDFM recertification purposes.
The number of credits an individual can earn for participation in CDFM Training Modules, Mini-Courses, and Workshops are outlined at the end of each course description found on the
Pre-PDI, Mini-course, and Workshop Descriptions page
If you did not receive email communications from RHQ or ASMC regarding your PDI registration, we strongly advise you to switch your primary ASMC contact email from your work email address to a personal email.
Due to DoD Firewalls and Security Protocols, you may not be receiving many email communications. To change your primary email address with RHQ, please contact
or call 702-798-8376. To change your ASMC primary email, please log into your ASMC member profile at www.asmconline.org/login, or email
For more information, please contact Nicole St. Laurent at
, or Kathryn Grandstaff-Bradford at
Where are the evaluations and surveys?
Pre-PDI CDFM Training Modules & Mini-Course Evaluations
For attendees of pre-PDI CDFM Training Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4 conducted on Monday and Tuesday (28 and 29 May) and DoD FM Certification Program Mini-Courses conducted on Thursday and Friday (31 May and 1 June), attendees are required to fill out the corresponding Evaluation before 11 June, in order to receive direct credit toward meeting DoD FMCP requirements. Email reminders were sent both at the end of each day during PDI on-site, as well as on Friday at the end of the PDI; as well as announced by Al Runnels at each General Session.
There were no Mandatory Evaluations for Microsoft Workshops and other Workshops. The Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations were ONLY for CDFM Training Modules and Mini-Courses.
Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations
List of Modules
1 CDFM Module 1 – Resource Management Environment (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (MONDAY)
2 CDFM Module 2 – Budget and Cost Analysis (TUESDAY)
3 CDFM Module 3 – Accounting and Finance (TUESDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (MONDAY)
4A/B CDFM Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management (TUESDAY)
List of Mini-Courses
7A/B DoD FM Certification User Training (Parts 1 & 2)
13A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
14A/B Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection
15A/B Cost Concepts for Accounting Analysis
16A/B Cost-Benefit Analysis
17A/B Concepts, Techniques and Tools that Support Performance Budgeting
18A/B Operational Decision Support
19A/B Business Case Analysis
20A/B Enabling Informed Decision Making
21A/B Internal Controls: Meeting Federal Requirements for Accountability
22A/B Is “Follow the Leader” child’s play?
23A/B Budget Execution and Performance Integration
24A/B Analytical Decision Making for Financial Managers
25A/B The Economic Environment and the Application of Economic Tools Supporting Financial Managers
26A/B Multi-criteria Decision-making for Financial Managers
27A/B Decision Support for Leaders
28A/B Risk Management
29A/B Leadership for the Future
If you attended PDI, you will later receive the overall General PDI Survey (including the three-question surveys applicable to each workshop attended). These
will be different from the Mandatory CDFM Training Module and Mini-Course Evaluations (see above),
which are required for you to obtain direct credit for Mini-courses in which you “fully participated.”
Where are the presentation slides?
Presentation slides will be posted online, and linked to here, as soon as all finalized presentations are received; generally no later than 18 June.
When will Virtual PDI 2018 be available?
Included in this year’s registration fee, VPDI 2018 will be available in July. As a PDI 2018 attendee, you will still need to register (but not pay) to access VPDI 2018. More information will be available here at PDI2018.com in the next few weeks.
How can I get a copy of my CPE Letter from PDI?
A verification of CPE earned at PDI will be sent to each attendee within four weeks of the PDI. You may also access your update link using your confirmation number and email of record at
Where are the events taking place?
All events, with the exception of some evening activities, will take place at the
Colorado Convention Center
What is the proper attire for this year’s PDI?
As ambassadors of military services and government organizations, military and civilian personnel and their spouses should plan appropriate dress for the PDI.
Daytime Event Attire
Army Service Uniform, Class B
Service Dress Charlie
Blue Short Sleeve
Business casual attire
Stage participants may be asked to wear a different uniform than event attendees. Please check with guidance you may have received as an award winner or speaker.
Wednesday Welcome Dinner dress is casual.
Will I be able to access my e-mail from the PDI?
Yes, we will have computers available where you can access your e-mail as long as you bring your ISP account number assigned by your agency and any special login instructions. We will also have CAC Card readers available.
Will wireless internet access be available at the Colorado Convention Center?
Yes, complimentary WiFi is available at the Colorado Convention Center; more information coming soon.
What is a CSC?
A CSC is a security code on your credit card that helps us verify that the registrant has a legitimate card in hand at the time of registration. It is a three-digit number imprinted on the signature panel of Visa or MasterCard cards. On American Express cards, it is a four digit number printed on the front of the card.
Why must I pay in advance?
A majority of the expense of planning a PDI is incurred before the PDI occurs. We must have the revenue generated from registration in order to pay these expenses. Registration at the early rate is open until May 1, which allows attendees to register and pay for the PDI closer to when they can file for reimbursement.
Is there a one-day registration?
No. We do not have a registration rate for people who wish to attend for just one day, unless the person is a speaker and wishes to remain all day. All registrants pay the full amount. Single event tickets are available only for guests of registered attendees and only if space permits.
What meals are included in the full registration rate?
Breakfast is included in the PDI registration fee (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) as well as three lunches (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) and one dinner (Wednesday.) Please note: if you do not use all of the meals offered, you will not receive a discount.
For more information on how to claim per diem, see the Defense Travel Management Office’s
Per Diem Rates Query page
What is the process for submitting 1556’s for the PDI?
In order to process a 1556 for registration, payment (credit card number or check) and a PDI registration form for each registrant must accompany the 1556. A 1556 that is received without payment cannot be processed.
I have questions about my SF-182 form, can you help me complete this?
Your agency may require you to fill out an SF-182 “Authorization, Agreement and Certification of Training” form, but ASMC does not require this form and cannot guide you on your agency requirements to fill out the form.
However, if you need a signature to document training, we can provide this! You must bring your SF-182 form to the registration booth at the PDI in person to get a signature.
Why is a $50 administrative fee assessed each time I change my payment method?
There are fees that ASMC must pay for each payment transaction. The $50 covers the cost of these fees. Please be sure when submitting your registration, that you have followed your agency guidelines for training expenses.
How can I reserve a room? Is there a link?
Once you register for the PDI, you will receive a confirmation email. Included in this email will be a link to make hotel reservations.
Where will housing and accommodations be located this year?
ASMC has secured rooms at various hotels near the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Once you register for the PDI, a housing link will be provided in your confirmation to make your hotel reservations.
How do I get the class I want or make a change to my workshop schedule?
To select your courses,
Classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, the sooner you pick your classes, the better chance you have of getting the workshops you want. Class size limits are set in early April, and until that time, you will get your first choice (with a few exceptions). If you must give your registration to someone else to process, follow up with that individual to be certain that your registration has been forwarded to our registration contractor.
If you wish to make a change after initial course selection, workshop selections may be changed based on space available in the desired new course. Changes may be made per the directions on your confirmation e-mail. Onsite changes are limited to availability.
7. EVERYTHING ELSE
How can I contact ASMC with questions not answered here?
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