Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


Q:  Do I have to join NCSTA to attend the conference? 

A:  No.  You may register as a non-member or as a member.  The registration fee for NCSTA members is lower than for non-members.


Q:  Do I have to pay the registration fee if I am a presenter?

A:  Yes.  All presenters must be NCSTA members and must register (and pay) for the conference.  This year there is no discount for presenter registration.


Q:  Can I pay by credit card?

A:  Yes.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  Your credit card transactions are secure.  You may also pay by check.


Q:  My school is paying for me to attend and will pay by check.  What is the correct procedure for registering?

A:  Register online for the conference and select 'Pay by Check' as your payment option.  You will be able to print invoice information after you submit your payment information.  Give this printout to your school for them to issue a check to NCSTA.  The mailing address is on the printout.


Q:  Do you accept Purchase Orders?

A:  We prefer that you request a check from your school or school system for your PDI payment instead of requesting a Purchase Order.  Purchase Orders create extra, redundant work on our part and due to the large number of attendees, we are greatly hindered by this extra work.  We also have issues with time delays and teachers arrive at the PDI before payment is received by us.  Please avoid the use of PO's.


Q:  I need to register a group of teachers.  How do I do that?


A:  After you click on the Register button, you will be prompted for an email address.  Enter the email address for the first teacher.  You will need to enter information on the next screen for the teacher.  At the bottom of the screen click the 'Save & Add another Registrant' button.  Proceed with all the teachers in your group.  When you have finished, click 'Save & Confirm Order'.  The next screen is for the payor.  If you are paying by credit card, be sure to enter the card holder information.