|Frequently Asked Questions|
Course Registration, Administration, and Logistics
What is the fastest way to register?
The fastest, though not only way, to register is online, click here.
What is the preferred method of registration?
The preferred method of registration is via the online registration form located here.
However, participants are welcome to register by fax, courier, or by mail. Method of registration should, however, be considered when dealing with time restraints, in which case perspective participants should choose to register online or via fax.
How early should I register?
IP3 encourages participants to register as early as possible. It is important to register early as space may be limited in many of the courses. For those requiring visas, the earlier the registration the better to begin that process.
How late can I register?
It is best to register as early as possible to ensure space availability.
How long will it be before I know whether or not my application has been accepted?
Applicants' registration forms are reviewed within 2 to 5 days after receipt. Applicants should hear about the status of their applications within one week of registration.
Should I encourage my colleagues to register and attend as well?
Yes. Some of the most useful and practical capacity building experiences take place when two or more professionals from the same organization attend a training course together. This enables them to implement tools and skills acquired at the training more immediately to their day-to-day work program.
Do I need a visa to attend IP3 training programs?
Visas are often required to enter the United States and other countries where IP3 implements training programs. Please make necessary arrangements with the relevant embassy/consulate in your country well in advance of travel plans. Upon admission to a workshop, candidates will receive a letter of invitation, which can be used to assist in visa processing. Acceptance to attend the IP3 training program does not guarantee that participants will be granted a Visa. It is the applicant's responsibility to comply with the requirements set by the host country Embassy/Consulate in his/her locality. IP3 is unable, however, to send direct correspondence to an Embassy/Consulate on the applicant's behalf unless instructed to do so by the Embassy/Consulate.
How will arrangements for lodging be made?
You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. Accommodation recommendations will be provided in your acceptance package. Accommodation fees are not included in IP3's tuition price.
Will IP3 make my travel arrangements?
No, participants are responsible for making their travel arrangements to and from the course location.
Do I need to arrange my own transportation to and from the airport?
Yes. All participants are responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to and from the hotel for your arrival and departure. All other workshop related travel to and from site-visits and/or study tours will be arranged by and paid for by IP3.
When should I arrive to the program?
Participants normally arrive over the weekend, Saturday or Sunday before the course, in order to be on time for the Monday morning session.
Where do I go on the first day of the course?
The location of the workshop venue will be sent to you as part of Administrative Orientation Package once you are accepted to the program. Upon arrival, please check an announcement board in the lobby of the hotel or confirm with the hotel concierge the exact venue of the workshop.
Will breakfast and lunch be provided as part of the course?
Different hotels have different arrangements for the including/not including the cost of breakfast. During the course, 8 lunches, 1 dinner, and 1 reception are included in the price of the course tuition.
Can I schedule professional meetings outside of the course?
IP3 encourages course participants to make use of their trips for other professional meetings. A training day normally consists of a morning (9:00 am -12:00 pm) and an afternoon (1:30 -4:30 pm) session. These times may differ vary to accommodate site visits and simulation exercises. You can schedule your professional meetings during lunch break from 12:00 am to 1:30 pm or after 4:30 pm. Participants may request IP3 assistance in scheduling meetings.
What arrangements do I need to make if my family is traveling with me?
Many IP3 participants come with their families. Please let IP3 know in advance so we can help you with any logistical arrangements to make their stay more comfortable.
Does IP3 provide computers as part of the course tuition fee?
Yes! IP3 does provide computers as part of the comprehensive learning environment. All Washington, DC, based courses utilize a dedicated web-based intranet site for distribution of all course materials, The intranet site is kept active for two weeks after the course to provide discussion boards for participants and access to all course materials.
Will I have Internet access?
Yes! The IP3 training facility has free high speed Internet access for your use during the course. The hotel where you are staying may or may not have Internet access and may or may not charge you separately for this use. Please check with the front desk of your hotel upon your arrival.
Do I need to arrange my own transportation for site visits and study tours?
IP3 will make all necessary arrangements for workshop-related travel to site visits and during study tours by bus, plane, taxi or train. You are only responsible for arranging your taxi transportation to and from the hotel for your arrival and departure to the country.
Will there be opportunities for site seeing and other social events?
Yes. IP3 organizes social events for participants that may include receptions, site-seeing activities, and shopping excursions. Social events vary from course to course. Participants are also provided with information on cultural activities and site-seeing opportunities that they can pursue during leisure time.
General Training and Course Information
Are IP3 training courses suitable for public and private sector managers and executives?
Yes. IP3 training programs were designed to provide essential "skills and tools" for public and private sector managers. All of our programs are multidisciplinary and result in the overall enhancement of participants' management capabilities as well as specialized skill strengthening.
IP3 training programs are well known for the use of case studies, simulations, and site visits.
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The entire two weeks for the Advanced Issues in Telecommunication Regulation course have been terrific in all respects, be it course content, its presentation, lively classroom discussions and of course the liberty to pursue the individual formats of learning.
Hem K. Pande