new RP credentialing system for 8/1/2019

Post date: Jun 11, 2019 2:49:07 AM

From: Thomas Joseph Balch

To: NAP President et al

Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019, 10:05:58 AM EDT

Subject: Credentialing Commission resolution setting new RP credentialing system for 8/1/2019

Dear Mr. President, Members of the NAP Board of Directors, and Chairs of the Membership and Registration Examiners and Professional Development Committees:

On Saturday, June 8, 2019 the Credentialing Commission adopted the attached resolution entitled the “New RP Credentialing System Implementation Resolution.” In accordance with the NAP Bylaws, this resolution formally establishes implementation of the new RP credentialing process, setting the date of implementation, grandfathering clauses, and how the new credentialing process affects attaining or retaining the PRP credential.

We are asking that key information about implementation of the new RP credentialing system be posted on the NAP website. The Commission Chair has also been invited to summarize it during the July 30 NAP town hall. The commissioners believe it desirable that this information be distributed widely to the NAP membership. We have written a memo similar to this one to the International Services Committee and to the District Directors asking their assistance in helping to ensure the information is widely distributed to the membership. We are asking that NAP Board members also assist with distributing this information in any way it would be appropriate to do so, given your general officer responsibilities. Your cooperation with this request is deeply appreciated.

Very truly yours,

Thomas (Burke) J. Balch, J.D., PRP

Chair, National Association of Parliamentarians Commission on Credentialing

Professional Registered Parliamentarian

Thomas Balch Parliamentarian