Join NAP and/or eNAP
Update to say to join EAP and remove bylaw language
Bylaw on Obtaining eNAP Membership: "Any member of NAP may request membership by submitting an application to the membership committee, which shall verify the applicant's NAP membership status. Regular membership (primary or affiliate as defined by NAP) shall be granted automatically upon verification of NAP membership. Provisional membership shall be granted by majority vote at any meeting to any person preparing for NAP membership, provided that he or she previously attended a meeting of this unit within the past year."
Those seeking eNAP membership can simply attend a meeting (click the Enter Chat Room link under "Meetings") initially as a guest. Guest Sam Smith would set his chat room nickname to g_SamSmith. Try to enter the chat room at least 5 minutes before start time. Be prepared to tell the group that you are (or are not) a member of NAP. And let us know whether you wish to become a member of eNAP or simply observe as a guest. Those who are actively studying to become NAP members and wishing to join eNAP will have to wait until their second meeting to be voted in as members. You can complete our application for membership form online.
Once you have been voted into eNAP membership, please change your nickname to remove the g_ prefix. For example, in the chat room, g_SamSmith would type /nick SamSmith and then press the Enter key.
Members will also need to join the Google Group, by clicking here and signing in with a Google Account, and then clicking the "Apply for Membership" link.
To join NAP you will have to pass an exam on Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief (RONR-IB), or on Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR). NAP policy (NAPOPP 2.3.02) as of Nov, 2016, was:
"Individuals pursuing NAP membership shall have the option to take the examination composed of 100 questions taken from the bank of 300 study questions maintained and published by the committee. Questions for the examination shall be based on the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised.
Individuals shall also have the option to take the 40-question exam based on the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief. Questions shall be taken from a bank of questions maintained and published by the committee. An individual who fails to indicate the choice of exam on the membership application will be contacted by NAP Headquarters for the preference."
See the NAP website for an application and fee chart, and a study guide for the 40-question RONR-IB exam. The same website also links to a university distance-learning course leading to NAP membership.
For the 100-question RONR exam, use the 300 study questions (PDF).
To become a Registered Parliamentarian (RP) with NAP, see our Preparing for the RP Exam page.
To become a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) with NAP, see our Become a Professional Registered Parliamentarian page.
Also see our Retaining RP and PRP Credentials page.