Financial Policies

Membership Dues

The membership year is August 1 – July 31. Dues are pro-rated based on when you join the Chapter and may include the remaining year plus the following full-year. Membership in the Chapter is not refundable.

Training and Events

Registration for a paid event isn’t sufficient to hold your place, therefore you’re encouraged to pay immediately by credit card. Any special pricing in effect based on the registration date assumes payment is received or postmarked by that date. If you pay on-site for an event and the registration fee is higher than when you registered, you will be required to remit the difference.

If you are unable to attend an event, we encourage you to find a substitute who can attend in your place. We will happily allow a substitution at no additional cost up to 24 hours before an event. A full refund is permitted up to 14 days prior to an event, or a 50% refund if 7 days prior to an event. No refunds will be permitted within the last 7 days of an event or for failing to show up to an event for any reason.

Attendees who register for an event, choose to be invoiced and pay by check, and don’t attend will not be allowed to register for a future event until any past due invoices are paid. We reserve the right to restrict event registration to credit cards only.

If there is inclimate weather, events will be held in accordance with our planned schedule without delay. Due to the scheduling of speakers, facility arrangements, and professional standards on continuing education, we do not have flexibility to delay an event. Please plan accordingly and check your e-mail the morning of an event by 5AM to determine if there will be a delay or cancellation.