2023 NCR PDI Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) credits can I obtain by attend the National Capital Region (NCR) Professional Development Institute (PDI)? Will it count towards the initial FM Certification course – Lead People requirement?

You can earn 7 CPEs by attending the full conference. In addition, Government employees can earn an additional (1) CPE credit by attending the Speed Mentoring session immediately following the closing ceremony. Training-Only registrants will receive 6 CPE credits. This training will only count for Continuing Education requirements, not for initial FM Certification – Lead People requirements.

2. What are the DOD Conference Policies and Controls for this event?
DoD Guidelines Pertaining to Conference Approval - our event is compliant with all published DoD Conference Directives/Instructions [formal documents from the DSD and DCMO are available at http://washington-asmcnationalcapitalregionpdi.org], and not at risk for disapproval or cancellation.


1. ASMC National Capital Region (NCR) Professional Development Institute (PDI) is not a DoD-hosted event, but hosted by the ASMC Washington Chapter

2. NCR PDI meets the definition of a training conference - we do not partner with any entity of the DoD to monetarily sponsor this event.

3. NCR PDI fulfills continuing professional education (CPE) requirements for DoD financial management (FM) professionals

4. No travel/TDY is required for those individuals located within the NCR

5. No motivational speakers are used in the program, nor have been used in the past

6. No industry representatives speak at the event - solely government officials

7. No video conferencing is available, as it is cost prohibitive                                                         

8. Collectively, no service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guards) exceeds the $20K cost threshold for attendees (at $99 registration fee)

9. The overwhelming benefits of this annual professional development, training, and networking event has set a precedent over the last decade




Conferences between $100,000 and $500,000. For conferences that the Department hosts with a total cost between $100,000 and $500,000, the officials indicated in section 2(f) of the DSD and DCMO documents may delegate approval authority to selected officials. Delegation must be granted in writing. No further delegation is permitted. Again, the Department does not host this training event and over 50% of the revenue from this event comes from commercial members and corporate sponsorships.


3. What is the conference fee for this event?

1a. Government ASMC members who are current active-duty military and government civilian employees only [government civilian badges or active military ID cards] - no cost [vice free]


1b. Government Rate for non-ASMC members - $99*


2a. Corporate/Private ASMC Member [that includes retired government] for ASMC members - $229


2b. Corporate/Private Rate for non ASMC members - $429*


2c. ASMC Corporate Member Early Careerist $99


*Non-members are encouraged to join ($50) online at https://asmconline.org/membership/renew/



4. What is the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for information reference Registration and Program Schedule?

Registration: https://secure3.rhq.com/washasmc/ncrpdi23/register/index.cgi


Program Site https://www.washington-asmcnationalcapitalregionpdi.org/


5. Group Registration:

For group registrations, please provide a detailed by name list of your group with the amount due & payment information to the Registration Chair (RC). Once, received the RC will provide you with a PROM Code to register your group via the website.  Registration/Website Chair Wayne Whiten (wayne.whiten@calibresys.com) or call 703-797-8831 or 703-509-1544.


5. How can I become a Sponsor or Exhibitor?

For Sponsorship or Exhibitor Information, review the Sponsorship Opportunities tab on the event page or contact:

Betty Ann Linegang elinegang@caci.com 

Rita Finney Gaddy  –   rfinney@savantage.net

 Exhibit Table:

The space is one 60” wide by 30” deep tabletop and 2 chairs in the, for interacting with conference participants and placement of collateral materials. Your display must fit on the tabletop,. The space has no electricity (working on the option to purchase).  This is an exhibit area only attendance.


6. What is the refund and substitution/transfer policy? - There will be no refunds or cancellations after February 21, 2023. In addition, there will be no replacement of personnel (substitutions) for free registrants.

7. Can I use an approved Standard Form 1556 or 182 to register?
The SF 1556 or SF 182 is not valid payment method. However, we understand that the ASMC Washington Chapter address and vendor information is a requirement on these forms. Please use the below address and POC for this requirement:

Wayne Whiten, MAOM, CFE, CICA, CDFM-A
6361 Walker Lane, Suite 300
ATTN: 2023 ASMC National Capital Region PDI
Metro Park
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-3252
(703) 797-8831
(703) 509-1544
(703) 600-3831

8. Can I use the Government Purchase Card (IMPAC) to pay for this event?
Yes, payments using the Government purchase card (IMPAC) will be accepted.

9. Can I use my Government Travel Card to pay for this event?

No, payments using the Government Travel card are not authorized or accepted.

10. How can I become an ASMC member?

Non-members are encouraged to join ($50) online at https://asmconline.org/membership/renew/

11. How do I know what workshop to attend?

There will be a variety of workshops to choose from during both afternoon sessions. Seating will be first come first served. To meet safety requirements workshops will not exceed their capacities. If a workshop is full, you will be directed to the next available workshop. Please see the agenda page on the ASMC Washington Chapter Program website https://www.washington-asmcnationalcapitalregionpdi.org/2023-agenda/ for workshop topics and presenters.  


12. How do I sign up to be an On-site Conference Volunteer?
Please email Volunteer Coordinator Kawoanna Wiggins - kwiggins@savantage.net the following information:

  • Name
  • Title/Position
  • Service/Corporation
  • ASMC Chapter Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address-
  • Volunteer Time Preference:
    • AM (7:00 AM-12 PM),
    • PM (12 PM-5 PM),
    • No Preference

13. How many On-site Conference Volunteers are needed?
For the ASMC 2023 National Capital Regional PDI, we will need at least 40 volunteers. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the available volunteer opportunities have been filled, your name will be placed on the waitlist.

14. Will the conference registration fee be waived for volunteers?
Unfortunately, ASMC cannot waive the registration fee for conference volunteers. All volunteers must be registered for the conference.

15 How will I know what my volunteer assignment is?
All volunteers will receive a confirmation email (along with additional detailed information about their assignments) before the conference. Please check in at the volunteer booth in the registration area upon arrival.

16. How long is a volunteer shift?
Most volunteer shifts are approximately two consecutive hours. All volunteers will have ample opportunity to participate in and enjoy the conference.

17. What if I have other questions about volunteering?
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kawoanna Wiggins - kwiggins@savantage.net

18. Do you have a survey where I can comment on the event?

Yes, you can find our 2023 NCR PDI online TBA

19. What time should I check-in for onsite registration?

Upon arrival, please report to the check-in area located near Ballroom A & B to pick-up your name badge and conference material. Volunteers will direct you to the check-in area where tables will be alphabetically arranged. Please look for the first letter of your last name and report to that table.  Speakers, VIPs, and distinguished guests will receive a separate email with their instructions.


20. Can I get a conference/training attendee roster?

In line with our ASMC “Green” priority, we are distributing our Final Roster of attendees via email – there will be no hard-copy rosters provided on site in your check-in packets.

21. What is the Dress for the day?

Business attire for commercial and civilians; duty uniform for military

22. What time does registration open?

7:00 am

23. Once I arrive at the Washington Convention Center where do I go?

Enter the main entrance on 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Once inside the foyer, follow the ASMC signs to the second floor by proceeding up the escalators to the second floor, then take the elevator to the concourse level and follow the signs. See below for whichever means of transportation suits you best:


By Metro: The Convention Center sits atop the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center station served by Metro's Green and Yellow lines. Alternatively, take the Red Line to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station, which is a 5-minute walk from the Convention Center.  

Visit WMATA.com or call (202) 637-7000 for maps, schedules, and more information on traveling by metro or bus.

By Train: Amtrak serves DC's Union Station and is connected to the DC Metro on the Red Line. 


By Car & Parking: Whether you’re driving yourself or using a rideshare service, Google Maps can help get you here. Multiple parking garages are located around the Convention Center with hourly and daily rates. 


By Foot: You’ll quickly find that DC is one of the most walkable and bikeable cities in the nation. If you’re staying nearby, strolling or pedaling will get you here soon enough!


24. Clarification Regarding FM Certification Offerings at 2023 ASMC NCR PDI

To enhance professional development to our membership, the ASMC Washington Chapter has incorporated required DoD FM Certification Courses into our ongoing year-round training offerings.

Please visit the ASMC Washington Chapter website to view “Free” FM training courses at http://www.washington-asmc.org/Home.html. In addition, please feel free to contact Ms. Terry Placek, ASMC Washington Chapter Training & Education Chair at terryplacek@yahoo.com if you have any questions.


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