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Frequently Asked Questions: Online Conferences



What are the Online Conferences?

ITFMA has been the leading educator of professionals working in the area of IT Financial Management (ITFM) for the past 28 years by providing conferences in the U.S., but there are many professionals in other countries who are unable to attend these conferences. So ITFMA now provides online conferences exclusively to those in other countries so they also can learn from leading ITFM experts and to earn credit toward certification in the various ITFM disciplines. You can now register for the 2015-2016 ITFMA Online Conference that consists of a 7-hour workshop and nineteen (19) 45-minute presentations recorded at ITFMA’s 2015 conferences. The registration fee is US$995.

Who can register?

Registration is only available to those residing in countries other than the United States. You do not have to be a member of ITFMA.

How do I register?

Select "Subscribe" from the Online Agenda page and complete the Registration forms. If you wish to pay by wire transfer, select “Bill Me” on the payment information form and note at the bottom of the page where it says “Please Enter Comments Below”, that you will pay by wire transfer.

Where do I wire my payment?

If you wish to pay by wire transfer, select “Bill Me” on the payment information form and note at the bottom of the page where it says “Please Enter Comments Below”, that you will pay by wire transfer. Your company should use the following information for the wire transfer:

ITFMA Address:
   I.T. Financial Management Association
   P. O. Box 30188
   Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Location of Account:
   Bank of America
   100 W. 33rd Street
   New York, NY 10001
   Swift Address: BOFAUS3N
   Routing Number: 121000358
   Account Number: 325059133140

When can I start viewing the Online Conference?

As soon as your US$995 registration fee payment is received by ITFMA, you will receive by email the access code and password to access the Online Conference.

How long do I have to view the Online Conference sessions?

You will have two months from the time you receive the conference access information to view all or any of the 26 hours of presentations as frequently as you wish.

Certification and Continuing Education Credits

Can I earn credit toward a certification?

Yes, this conference offers up to 26 hours of continuing education credit for ITFMA certificates. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation required for viewing the conferences for continuing education credit. The program objectives are to learn best practices, cutting-edge procedures, experiences of your colleagues, and solutions to current issues.

What is the ITFMA Certificate Program?

The ITFMA Certificate Program is the only program that provides certification in all of the major financial disciplines related to IT Financial Management. There are absolutely no fees for participating in the Certificate Program that is open to ITFMA members and nonmembers. Certificates are awarded upon completion of 60 class hours at ITFMA live and online conferences.

ITFMA offers ten (10) various certificates. The two core certificates are:

  • IT Financial Management Controllership (FMC) Certificate
  • IT Financial Management Accounting (FMA) Certificate

Those seeking certification in areas of IT financial management specialization also may apply for any of these eight (8) specialized certificates:

  • IT Asset Management Certificate (AM)
  • IT Chargeback and Activity Based Cost Certificate (CABC)
  • IT Financial Management Best Practices (FMBP)
  • IT Financial Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Certificate (FPBR)
  • Government IT Financial Management Certificate (GFM)
  • ITIL Financial Management Certificate (ITIL)
  • IT Performance Management and Benchmarking Certificate (PMB)
  • Telecommunication Financial Management Certificate (TFM)

For full benefits and details, refer to Certificate Program in the menu at the top-left of this page.

How Do I Know Which Sessions Qualify for the Various Certificates?

You will receive a Conference Agenda with the conference access information that identifies which sessions qualify for the various certificates. You also receive an Evaluation & Attendance Form for you to evaluate the speakers and to record the sessions you viewed – the same procedure used at our U.S. conferences.

How Do I Know How Many Hours of Credit I Earned Toward Each ITFMA Certificate?

After you send your Evaluation & Attendance Form to ITFMA by email, you will receive by email a transcript showing which of the 155 subject categories you attended and the number of hours earned toward each of your chosen certificates. No other organization offering certification provides you with such a detailed record like the 3-page ITFMA transcript used to document the number of hours you attended in the wide variety of subject areas. It is even more detailed than university transcripts.

The ITFMA transcript allows you to track the breadth of your education by IT financial discipline and depth of education by as many as 155 subject areas. This allows you and your management to track the areas you have the most education and the areas that you need more education, depending on whether you are looking for a depth or breadth of education.

How Do I Apply for the ITFMA Certificate Program?

Complete the Application available from the Certificate Program menu at the top-left of this page.

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