NCAP welcomes all interested persons to join our association. Membership is individual, based on knowledge of the fundamental principles of parliamentary law.
Information regarding membership may be obtained by contacting the National Association of Parliamentarians: www.parliamentarians.org.
To become a member, a person must successfully complete the NAP membership exam on the basic principles and procedures from the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. Successfully completing the membership exam and becoming a member of NAP/NCAP does not qualify or certify an individual as a parliamentarian. Only members who have successfully completed the registration exam or the professional accreditation from NAP may refer to themselves as Registered Parliamentarians.
To become a registered parliamentarian a member must pass the registered exam administrated by NAP. To become a professional registered parliamentarian, a registered parliamentarian must meet the comprehensive requirements of NAP. To receive professional accreditation from NAP a member must pass an extensive examination on advanced knowledge of parliamentary law and procedure according to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. The member must also successfully complete a practical course demonstrating ability to provide services such as presiding, performing the role of parliamentarian for a presiding officer and issuing professional opinions.