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5. Do you offer discounts to nonprofits or government agencies?
7. Can I buy the materials from your courses?
8. Do you send me the course materials before the course starts?
9. Are all discussions and statements at your courses and seminars "off the record"?
10. Where are your courses held?
11. Is there parking available on Capitol Hill?
12. Are there any hotels near the training sites?
13. I've never visited Washington, DC. Can you help me figure out how to get to my hotel from the airport? And is the subway in Washington, DC, easy to use?
14. What happens if my payment is not received by the start of the course?
15. Do you accept "walk-ins" at your Open Enrollment courses?
17. What is your substitution and cancellation policy?
18. What is your weather/snow policy?
Open Enrollment courses sponsored by TheCapitol.Net (TCN) and scheduled in Washington, DC, are cancelled when the federal government operating status in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is "Federal agencies in Washington, DC are CLOSED" according to OPM. Our complete weather policy is on our web site at www.SnowPolicy.com.
19. Are meals included in your in-person Open Enrollment courses?
Morning refreshments and coffee breaks are included in all of our in-person Open Enrollment courses. Networking lunches are included in all one-day and longer in-person Open Enrollment courses that have a registration fee of more than $494, including our Congressional Operations Briefing - Capitol Hill Workshop, which is three days of training. Be sure to check your program materials for your specific course details.
20. Do I need to bring a computer or any materials with me for your courses?
No, not for in-person courses. You are welcome to bring a pen and a pad of notepaper, but all materials are provided. You are welcome to bring your laptop. (Please note that no recording of our courses is allowed.)
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21. Is business dress required for your courses?
For in-person courses, business attire is required, military uniforms are optional. Please bear in mind that meeting rooms can be chilly, so you may wish to bring a sweater or jacket.
Also see: What should I do the day of the course? (below)
22. What courses use your publications as part of the course materials?
The Training Edition of the Congressional Procedure is used in three of our courses: Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process, Advanced Legislative Procedure, and the Congressional Operations Briefing - Capitol Hill Workshop.
Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers is used in one of our courses: Effective Executive Briefings: The Art of Persuasion.
The Training Edition of Legislative Drafter's Deskbook is used in Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments.
The Training Edition of Media Relations Handbook is used in two of our courses: Media Relations for Public Affairs Professionals and Advanced Media Relations Workshop.
The Training Edition of Persuading Congress is used in Strategies for Working with Congress: Effective Communication and Advocacy on Capitol Hill and the Congressional Operations Briefing - Capitol Hill Workshop.
The Training Edition of Real World Research Skills is used in Research Tools and Techniques for Analysts: Refining Your Online and Offline Resarch.
The Training Edition of Testifying Before Congress is used in Preparing and Delivering Congressional Testimony.
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23. What is your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)?
TheCapitol.Net, Inc.'s TIN (also called the Federal Employer Identification Number, or FEIN, or just EIN), is 54-1917701. If you need a Form W-9, we have a pre-filled version here (1-page pdf)
24. Do your courses qualify for CLE or CEU?
Many attorneys in mandatory CLE states have received credit for attending our courses. However, because we do not seek CLE accreditation, if you desire CLE credits, see our CLE credit page for information about how to apply to your state.
Our courses are approved
for CEUs from
George Mason University.
Where you see this symbol, it indicates how many CEUs are approved for that course by George Mason University.
25. Do you issue Certificates of Training?
We issue Certificates of Training for our Open Enrollment courses. For more information, see our Certificate of Training page. Our courses are approved for CEUs from George Mason University.
26. If there are courses or topics that I would like to see TheCapitol.Net offer, how do I suggest those?
If you have suggestions for new courses or new topics you would like to see us offer, please contact us or complete our online suggestion form.
27. What should I do the day of the course?
- For in-person courses:
- Business attire is required, military uniforms are optional. Business casual is fine. However, be aware that during the Congressional Operations Briefing - Capitol Hill Workshop, part of the briefing includes attending a congressional hearing and you may wish to dress more formally for that.
- Meeting rooms can be chilly - bring a sweater or jacket.
- Arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the course is scheduled to start so you can sign in and get your materials.
- Morning refreshments and coffee breaks are provided.
- Wear your name tag to all events, including meals - on your right lapel is recommended.
- Introduce yourself and hand out your business card to other attendees - this is a great time to network.
- Turn off phones and other personal electronic devices during the course.
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