Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be a member of the New York Institute of Credit?
Anyone can be a member! Most of our members are industry professionals in the middle market, but if our networking and educational programs appeal to you, you are welcome to join.
What is the difference between Corporate and Individual Memberships?
Corporate Membership allows anyone from that firm to utilize the membership benefits. Individual Membership only allows the individual to utilize them. Corporate members also pay a lower fee to attend the NYIC programs, than Individual members.
How do I know which type of membership (Diamond, Gold, Silver, Corporate, Individual) is right for me?
Check out the member benefits to help you decide. The Diamond, Gold and Silver memberships include a corporate membership and are very similar to annual sponsorship.
What is the Future Leader Membership?
We've just added this membership option for our future leaders (young professionals) that are 35 years old and younger. It's a great entry level membership for the professional who is just beginning to connect with other professionals!
What is the cost of membership?
We have many different levels with various benefits. In a nutshell, $10,000 Diamond Membership; $5,000 Gold Membership; $2,500 Silver Membership; $495 Corporate Membership; $195 Individual Membership; $125 Future Leader Membership
How long will my membership last?
Corporate and Individual Memberships are good for one year and are based on a rolling 12 month period. Diamond, Gold and Silver memberships are also one year long, but typically start on August 1st or January 1st.
Will I benefit from a membership with NYIC?
We think so! But, if you aren't sure, we are happy to connect you with an NYIC member to understand the best way to utilize your membership!
I've left my current position and will begin work at another association. Can I keep my membership?
The only membership that will follow you is the Individual membership. Corporate membership stay with the original firm. You are more than welcome to pick up a new membership once you land at your new company!
I am recently retired, and I wish to maintain my relationship with NYIC. Does NYIC offer a retired membership option?
Unfortunately, no, but the Individual membership is perfect for someone that has retired, but still wants to support the Institute and stay connected.
How will I know when it’s time to renew my membership?
You can always login to your member profile to check your account. You'll also receive an invoice 90 days prior to your expiration date.
Do I have to be a Member to attend NYIC events?
No, unless specified as Members Only, most of our events are open to Members and Non-Members
How do I find out if I am a member?
Login to the website and find out or call our office and someone can help you figure this out.
Make sure you update your member profile and review our new member directory! Any membership questions can be directed to Chelsea Seres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the refund policy?
New York Institute of Credit adheres to a strict cancellation/refund policy. You must cancel your registration one week prior to the event to receive a refund unless otherwise specified. To cancel your registration, email NYIC’s administration at email@example.com and include your name and date of event that you are canceling. After that period NO REFUNDS OR CREDIT FOR FUTURE RECEPTIONS will be given. However, substitutions are welcome. To send a substitute in your place, simply email the following information 2 days prior to the event by 5:00pm, EST to Chelsea Seres at firstname.lastname@example.org; name, firm, address, telephone number and email address and industry.
Other policies can be found here.
I am a NYIC Member, can I bring a guest to a meeting or event?
Member or non-member, we encourage you to bring people with you if you feel they will benefit from attending our programs! Guests pay the same as any other attendee and cost will vary dependent on their membership status. You can process their registration when completing yours or direct them to the website to process themselves.
How can I tell if I am already registered for an event?
Login to your profile and click on the "Events" tab on the left-hand side of the page. This will show you a list of upcoming events and indicate if you are registered or not.
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes, unless we make a specific announcement (via email or posted on the event page) that the event is sold out.
For events that include meals, do you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Yes! We try to do our best to accommodate all requests* (allergies, kosher, gluten-free, etc). You can either include your request in your event registration or you can contact our office directly. Please email Chelsea Seres at email@example.com with any requests - please include the name of the event in your email. *accommodations may vary per event.
Do you allow Media at events?
We do allow a limited number of media passes per event. If you are interested in the content of our program and would like to attend, please email Sarah Kuhns at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that all quotes are sent to us for approval before they go to print.
How do I cancel a registration?
As long as you are within the guidelines of our refund policy as noted above, you can call or email the New York Institute of Credit office with your cancellation request.
May I pay by check?
Yes, but you must process your registration online first*. During registration, you will have the option to be invoiced. Please process the registration and include a copy of your invoice with your check payment. All checks can be written to: New York Institute of Credit and mailed to: NYIC, 1341 W. Broad Street, Stratford, CT 06615
*If we receive a check with no indication of event or attendee name, the payment may be applied incorrectly. We ask that you include documentation with your payment or notify our office in advance of sending payment.
If I missed a program, may I still access panels/presentations?
If you were unable to attend and didn't qualify for a refund, you are entitled to whatever program materials are available. Please contact our office to inquire. We also record many programs and videos can be viewed/purchased from our video library.
Do I receive an attendee list for an event I am registered for?
We will send out the attendee list before most programs, along with our event confirmation.
Will programs be cancelled because of inclement weather? If so, how will be notified?
Events are rarely postponed or cancelled. In the event that we must make changes to an event, you will be notified by email as long as you are registered for that specific event. Changes/Updates will be made on the event pages and we encourage you to check those pages if there is any question on the status of that event.
I'm having trouble registering online; Is there another way I can register?
If you are having trouble registering, please call us at 917-338-7000 or email us at email@example.com
Do I have to create an account?
Yes, you must have a profile set up within the site. You are not required to join NYIC to create a profile.
How do I change my password?
Go to the login page and request a password reset.
How do I update my contact information?
Login to update your contact information or update your information during an event registration and check the box telling the system to also update your main record.
Can I search the website for other members?
Yes, if you login and are a member you can search the Active Member Directory. Non-members do not have access to the member directory.
Any trouble with the website, please call us at 917-338-7000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is CPE?
Continuing professional education, or CPE, represents the ongoing education and training received by certified individuals. Each unit of CPE represents one 50-minute session of face-to-face training or an estimated 50-minute session of self-study. Sessions must be approved by the organization issuing the certification in order for the time to qualify for credit. Each organization maintains the records and performs random audits of certified individuals to ensure that the requirements are met.
NYIC provides CPE credit for all educational programs. In order to receive credits, you must first register for the event or workshop, then sign-in/out on-site, and finally login to the NYIC website after the event to access your certificate. Questions can be directed to Chelsea Seres at email@example.com
NYIC also provides CIRA and CTP credit for education programs. On occasion we are able to offer CLE, but that is not standard and we encourage you to inquire prior to an event to find out if CLE is available.
Do I need CPE?
If you need professional development credits to maintain your license or other credentials, then you might need CPE! Most people who need it, know it.
Is CPE the same as CLE?
No, CPE is for accounting professionals. CLE stands for Continuing Legal Education, and is for law professionals. NYIC rarely offers CLE credit, but when we do, it will still be tracked here, but certificates will not be available online and will have to be sent to you.
How can I access my CPE Credits?
Login here to access your CPE.
How long will it take for my credits to be reflected in my account after an event?
Credits will be released 48-72 business hours following an event.
I went to an event and my CPE credits are not showing in my account. How come?
You must sign-in and out when you attend an event that offers CPE. If you forgot to sign-in/out, contact our office and we can confirm your attendance and then release your credits.
What is the dress code for NYIC events?
Most events are business casual unless noted otherwise. Some clubs do require a jacket or tie, so be sure to read your event confirmation carefully, or contact the NYIC office with questions.
How can I secure a speaker position at an upcoming event?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your bio and topic preference. Speaker slots are often given to members first, so be sure to join the organization if you want to be considered.
How can i become a sponsor?
Email email@example.com to discuss or learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
I would like to be more involved. How can I become a committee or board member?
In order to sit on the board or a committee, you must be a member of NYIC. You must also be active and engaged in the group! If you feel you meet those qualifications, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Nominations for board, committees and awards are reviewed once a year.
I would like to nominate someone for one of your award programs. How can I do that?
We would welcome your nomination to help us identify the leading industry professionals! Nominations can be sent to email@example.com and will then be presented to the nomination committee for consideration.
Call the NYIC Office at 917-338-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org