How to Register

Registration is now open! Payment is required at the time of registration so please be sure you have obtained authorized funding and understand your organization’s regulations for payment.  Please note the registration rate changes at 11:59 pm EST on 1 May.

Online Registration

Paper Registration

Please note the following:

  • Online registration is preferred!
  • To process a registration or registrations, which need to be paid for by a cardholder, please contact for instructions on procedure.
  • To select courses or update your course selection after registration, please follow the instructions sent to you via email.
  • Attendees may participate in Monday and Tuesday sessions, and special events.
  • The PDI officially kicks off with Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday morning at 0800, followed by Service Day activities.
  • When completing online registration or the paper form, attendees should select which Service Day activities (May 27) they wish to attend (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, or Defense-Wide.)
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided Wednesday – Friday as part of the registration fee. In addition, one dinner is included in registration fee on Wednesday evening.
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19):  If PDI 2020 is cancelled, or DoD restricts travel to only mission essential activities, PDI 2020 registration fees will be refunded with no penalty.

Registration and Housing Information:

  • PDI Registration must be completed prior to making housing reservations. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with links for housing reservations. 
  • Changes to existing registrations can be made by logging in to the registration update site.  You will need your registration number from your confirmation email and the email address you used to register.
  • Tennessee Sales and Use Tax Exempt Form
  • Tennessee Hotel Occupancy Tax FAQs

Registration Fee Schedule

Registration includes three breakfasts, three lunches, and one dinner, as well as access to Virtual PDI 2020.

  • Member $595 (before May 1), $695 until event date
  • Non-Member $700 (before May 1), $800 until event date

Please note that in order to receive the member registration rate, you must be a member in good standing at the time of registration. Please note membership process time is up to ten days, so please plan accordingly. To join or renew your membership, please visit

Pre-PDI Training Sessions

Monday, May 25 and Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Pre-PDI Sessions do not include textbook (except for Module 4), CDFM program enrollment, exams, or meals.

  • CDFM Module 1 (1-day): Resource Management Environment $250
  • CDFM Module 2 (1-day): Budget and Cost Analysis $250
  • CDFM Module 3 (1-day): Accounting and Finance $250
  • CDFM Module 4A & 4B (2-day): Acquisition Business Management $475 *Textbook included for Module 4 only

PDI Policies

  • Registration Type Change Policy
    Changes to registration type, such as PDI attendee to virtual registration will be refunded or charged the price difference. There is no administrative fee for this type of change. Changes must be received in writing by 1 May ( No changes will be made after this date.
  • Substitution Policy
    After 1 May, persons substituting for other individuals at onsite PDI will be required to complete a transfer form in Nashville. Payment of registered attendee must transfer to the substitute to be considered a substitute and include both PDI and Virtual PDI registrations new attendee must qualify for the paid registration rate. Substitutions for Virtual PDI registrations must be submitted prior to accessing Virtual PDI elements.
  • Change of Payment
    Any change to payment method will be subject to a $50.00 charge.
  • Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations must be received in writing by 1 May ( to obtain a partial refund. All refunds will be subject to an administrative charge of $50.00. Cancellations of pre-PDI sessions will be subject to a $10.00 administrative fee. Persons who register and fail to attend will not receive a refund. Persons who register for and access Virtual PDI elements will not receive a refund.  If PDI 2020 is cancelled, or DoD restricts travel to only mission essential activities, PDI 2020 registration fees will be refunded with no penalty.