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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

 

Most Common FAQ

Membership Question: My personal information has changed, how can I update this?  
Answer: Current members can update their information easily by logging in to AITP web portal and clicking Manage Profile in the right rail.  Under the “Information & Settings” section select “Edit Bio”. Here you can also update your username and password.

Membership Question: I need to print my membership invoice, how do I do this?  
Answer: Current members can print their membership invoice to mail with a check or print a paid invoice easily by logging in to AITP web portal and clicking Manage Profile in the right rail.  Under the “Invoicing, Payments & History” section select “Invoices”. Depending on what type of invoice you would like to print, select this from the dropdown.
 If you would like more help please watch this video.

Membership Question: I am from a country other than the United States of America, can I still join?  
Answer: While AITP is based in the United States of America AITP does have international members. You can join as an Individual Association member and still receive benefit from being a member of AITP.

Chapter Question: As a chapter leader will I be notified when new members join my chapter? 
Answer:  Chapter Leaders have the opportunity to set their preferences to request the system to let them know when new members join their chapter.  Login to your AITP account and then from the right hand side select Manage Profile in the right rail. In the new window within “Information & Settings” select Preferences in the center section.  Then check the box for Email me when someone joins a group of which I am a member.  


Chapter FAQ

Chapter Question: How can I get our chapter officers updated? 
Answer: Send your updated chapter officers  using either the Student Chapter or Professional Chapter officer form to AITP HQ for updating. 

Chapter Question: Are there logos or promotional materials available for our chapter to use? 
Answer:   All AITP logos and promotional materials for the Professional and Student chapters are located on a member only page within an AITP leader only page. You can access this by logging in and looking under “AITP Leaders Only” or within your leader group.


Chapter Question: I'm a chapter leader. Will I be notified when new members join my chapter? 
Answer:  Chapter Leaders have the opportunity to set their preferences to request the system to let them know when new members join their chapter.  Login to your AITP account and then from the right hand side select Manage Profile in the right rail. In the new window within “Information & Settings” select Preferences in the center section.  Then check the box for Email me when someone joins a group of which I am a member.  

Chapter Question: The chapter in my area doesn't seem to be very active or have an active website. What should I do? 
Answer: In this case, it may be a wise decision to consider transferring to a more active chapter or you can contact your Region President for help in rebuilding your chapter.

Chapter Question: I'm interested in starting a chapter of AITP. Where can I find more information? 
Answer: There are two types of AITP chapters: student and professional. Student chapters are affiliated with 2 or 4-year colleges or universities and the members consist of students at that particular institution who are interested in the IT field. Professional chapters are professional members who are already working in the IT field. All chapters must have at least 10 members to start the chapter. To learn more about the requirements in terms of chapter start-up and maintenance, please see How To Start A Chapter, which can be found by clicking on Chapters in the left navigation rail.
 

Chapter Question: Why is my school not listed on the Find a Student Chapter page?
Answer: Only currently active student chapters with at least 10 members are listed on the Find A Student Chapter page.  If you believe that your student chapter should be listed, send an email to aitp_hq@aitp.org.
 

Chapter Question: May Student Chapters assess dues?
Answer:  The student chapter Board of Directors may levy additional dues in whole dollar amounts upon student chapter members for the sole benefit of the student chapter, provided such benefits are for purposes consistent with the general aims and purposes of the student chapter.  Student Chapter leaders should also ensure that the dues and activities of student chapters are sanctioned by their university.

 Event FAQ

Events Question: There are many AITP events taking place throughout the country. Where can I find out more about them? 
Answer: National and Regional AITP events are listed in the Upcoming Events box in the right rail and are on the AITP Calendar.   . 

  

Membership FAQ

Membership Question: Can I become an AITP member without joining a local chapter? 
Answer: Yes. If there is not a local chapter in your area, you have the option of joining AITP as an individual member. You will still receive all benefits as an AITP member, but you will not be affiliated with a specific chapter. 

Membership Question: How can I renew my membership to AITP? 
Answer: Members can renew their membership online by logging into the AITP web portal and then selecting Renew Membership in the right rail.   If your membership has expired and can no longer log into the AITP web portal, you can call AITP Headquarters at 1-800-224-9371 (see  Contact HQ) and we can take your renewal right over the phone!
 

Membership Question: How do I transfer my membership to another chapter? 
Answer: If you would like to change your chapter affiliation for any reason, please send an email to aitp_hq@aitp.com. Include your name, current chapter and chapter to which you would like to transfer, as well as the reason for your decision. AITP Headquarters will take care of the transfer process and will notify you when it has been completed. 
 

Membership Question: How much are AITP annual dues? 
Answer: Professional dues, which are paid on an annual basis, are $105.00. If the member decides to join a local chapter, an additional fee may be charged for local dues. Student dues are also paid on an annual basis, at a cost of $30.00 per year. 

Membership Question: I am currently a student member of AITP, but I have graduated recently. What should I do in order to become involved with a local professional chapter? 
Answer: A Student to Professional Member Dues Discount is available to former AITP Student Members. Under this discount, Association dues which are normally $105 per year are reduced by $50 (to $55) for the first year of professional membership. This discount can be used anytime during the first three years following graduation or the expiration of student membership – whichever is later.  Chapter and Region dues must also be paid and are not discounted.  

To apply for the discount, fill out the form at: Student to Professional Discount.  This can be found under Why Join AITP in the left navigation rail and then clicking on Membership Discounts. Within 24-48 business hours your form will be reviewed and either approved or denied. If approved, the applicant will be given a discount code to be used when the applicant joins or when existing member renews on-line. 

Membership Question: I want to join a local chapter. Where can I find a list of all active chapters? 
Answer: For a complete listing of all AITP-affiliated chapters, please go to Chapters and select either Professional or Student Chapters for a listing of all chapters.
 

Membership Question: My personal information has changed, how can I update this?  
Answer: Current members can update their information easily by logging in to AITP web portal and clicking Manage Profile in the right rail.  Under the “Information & Settings” section select “Edit Bio”. Here you can also update your username and password. 
 

Membership Question: I need to print my membership invoice, how do I do this?  
Answer: Current members can print their membership invoice to mail with a check or print a paid invoice easily by logging in to AITP web portal and clicking Manage Profile in the right rail.  Under the “Invoicing, Payments & History” section select “Invoices”. Depending on what type of invoice you would like to print, select this from the dropdown. 
 

Membership Question: I am from a country other than the United States of America, can I still join?  
Answer: While AITP is based in the United States of America AITP does have international members. You can join as an Individual Association member and  still receive benefit from being a member of AITP.

 

Newsletter FAQ

Newsletter Question: Where can I find past issues of Information Executive.
Answer: Information Executive (IE), is the e-newsletter by and for AITP Members and it contains news from the Association, Regions, and Chapters and contains interesting feature articles of interest to all IT Professionals and Students. Past Issues of Information Executive can be found at: Past Issues Info Exec, and this page can be found via the "AITP In the News" link in the left navigation rail.

Also, all IE articles are available at the AITP web in the right rail, see the "Latest News” box. It features the most recent three articles. You can be notified immediately of new IE articles, instead of waiting for an IE issue to be emailed to you? The News pages are RSS enabled. Set up your RSS feed today!

Newsletter Question: How do I submit an article to Information Exective?
Answer:.  Currently only AITP members can submit articles, and you can send articles to IEeditor@aitp.org. in a Word document or just an email message. Include: Title of the article (short – no more than 75 characters) Byline - the Author name (it can be the name of your committee) Article Text If you send a picture, include in the text where the picture should go and provide a caption for the picture

 

Web Page FAQ 

Web Page Question: What can I do if I forget my username or password for the website? 
Answer: In order to recover lost or forgotten login information, please click on Forgot your password? link in the Member Log In section of the right rail. 

 

 

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