Meeting Resources

TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam Review Course

August 14-17, 2019 • TMS Headquarters Office • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Course Location:
TMS Headquarters Office
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237, USA
1-800-759-4867 (USA and Canada)
+1-724-776-3770 (Other Countries)

Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh – North/McCandless Crossing
901 Providence Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237, USA

Reservation Information

To book your room at the corporate rate of $124 (USD) per night, please use the following link and enter your Check-in and Check-out dates in the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society window and click Check Availability button”

Room Rates


Accommodations must be secured by July 8, 2019

Please note that discounted housing rates are not guaranteed once the block is full, or beyond July 8, 2019, whichever comes first.

About the Hotel

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh North/McCandless Crossing is the newest hotel in the McCandless Township area of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. This hotel is conveniently located, just 1 mile (a three minute drive) from the course location of the TMS Headquarters Office. The hotel includes standard amenities such as free high speed Wi-Fi, free breakfast, access to the pool and fitness center, and free parking.

Prepare for your Travel


The distance to the hotel and course location from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is approximately 28 miles (30 minutes) by car.

The hotel does not offer an airport shuttle. Travelers can rent a car, or hire a taxi (or UBER/Lyft) from the airport. Fares vary based on vehicle type and number of passengers.

TMS will provide shuttle transportation to and from the hotel and TMS Headquarters Wednesday thru Saturday.


The Fairfield Inn & Suites and surrounding businesses accept U.S. Dollars. Most businesses also accept major credit cards.


Free parking is available at both the hotel and course location.

Obtain a Travel Visa for a Conference Held in the United States

Visa Application Process
Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa takes a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early.

The U.S. State Department website includes visa information concerning temporary visitors to the United States that may be helpful to you.

Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for Visa Waiver Program travelers. Complete information is available on the Visa Waiver Program page of the U.S. State Department website.

Request a Visa Letter
To generate an official invitation letter for this course, please click the button below. To personalize the letter, follow the instructions and type in your information in the appropriate places. An invitation letter will then be e-mailed to the address provided. The letter can be printed and used as needed to obtain approval to attend this course. Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. If you need additional assistance, e-mail Diana Grady, or call at +1–724–776–9000, ext. 256.

Letters for use in visa application packages will only be provided to individuals known to TMS, including:
  • TMS members
  • Presenters
  • Exhibitors and/or sponsors
  • Registrants
  • Attendees of one or more past TMS events

If you are neither a TMS member, nor a presenter, instructor, exhibitor, sponsor, or past attendee, then you must register and agree to attend the event for which the letter is requested.

TMS cannot send the letter to an embassy or consulate for you nor can we contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the United States. It is crucial for the success of the application to apply at least three months in advance. TMS may contact program participants to follow up on specific visa requirements and may provide customized letters and supporting documentation as needed. If you do not receive a timely response from TMS, please check your spam filter or junk e-mail folder for your letter.

For More Information

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
5700 Corporate Drive Suite 750
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
U.S. and Canada Only: 1-800-759-4867
Other Countries: 1-724-776-9000, ext. 241
Fax: 1-724-776-3770