Fee Waiver and Discount Policy
Fee Waiver & Volunteer Discount Policy (Adopted May 28, 2019)
As a non-profit organization, one of the ISACA Portland, Oregon Chapter’s goals is to promote the industry practices and knowledge by providing value to the local IT Security, Audit and Compliance professional community. As such, the Chapter provides the opportunity to attend training and educational events at a discount and/or no-cost basis for our members and the IT Audit/Security community via a Fee Waiver & Volunteer Discount Policy and Process.
Fee Waivers and Discount request will be considered on a confidential basis and are issued at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. The Board has the right to rescind or deny any requests for free or discounted attendance to its events.
The Board will make best efforts to implement registration and sign-in processes that facilitate the anonymity of those receiving this benefit.
The Board by majority vote, can elect to extend complimentary attendance to specific events, as in alignment with the organizational goals and objectives, such as Academic Outreach.
Individuals who receive a fee waiver or volunteer discount are still eligible to receive CPE offered for attendance at the specific event in accordance with normal CPE eligibility policies.
As a general practice, fee waivers and volunteer discounts will be provided to any “eligible” (see “Eligibility” section below) individual on a first-come/first-serve basis as spots are available for the event.
Volunteer spots will be limited based on the number of volunteers who can effectively contribute to the event, as determined by the Board.
The Membership Director and Programs Director will maintain adequate documentation of this program and provide it to the Board per audit review requirements. This data is to be stored in a confidential manner in accordance with Chapter documentation processes.
This Policy and Process is to be published and available to members.
Eligibility and Benefit:
General eligibility requirements for consideration of this benefit include individuals who are students, professionals or retired professionals involved in information security, assurances, risk management and governance.
Chapter Board Members may participate in receiving this benefit; however, their receipt of this benefit must be approved by two independent board members.
Abuse of this benefit may result in exclusion from further participation.
Fees for select regular chapter events (including the annual social mixer, events, webinars, and education programs) may be fully waived for active members who request the benefit and self-identify in the following categories:
- Full time student
- Recent Graduate
- Currently unemployed
- Retired member
In addition, the chapter seeks to encourage participation and volunteerism at events by offering an opportunity for reduced-price attendance for volunteers. Fees for select regular chapter events (including the annual social mixer, events, webinars, and education programs) are eligible for reduced or fee attendance to volunteers, based upon availability and needs for the specific event.
Any person interested in attending an event and utilizing this benefit may contact either the Membership Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or the Programs Director (email@example.com) as listed on the Chapter Website.
Requests for a fee waiver or volunteer discount should be made at-least 4 business days prior to the start of the event unless otherwise stated.
Upon confirmation, the individual will be registered for the event with a “Complimentary” type of ticket in our event management database.