FAQ about Parliamentary Procedures
Why is parliamentary procedure so important?
Meetings are often chaotic and unproductive. The use of Roberts Rules will ensure they are orderly, productive, fair and efficient.
What is RONR
RONR is Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. The current 11th Edition is the official book. A 12th edition will be published next year. This is THE BIBLE of parliamentary procedure.
How do you join a club
A club in National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) is called a Unit. Each Unit is an independent club of members of NAP, and usually the State organization, which in Texas is TSAP. To join a club, visit. To join NAP, you just pass a small membership exam based on the small book, Roberts Rules In Brief. This is administered by a current member.
What is a Registered Parliamentarian?
An RP has read and studied the full RONR text and understood the concepts. An exam series of five tests is taken and a successful score makes a member an RP. These are people who can advise and assist chairs of organizations with successful meetings. They cannot be paid.
What is a PRP?
The member who has passed the RP exam sets may go on to study to be a professional with parli pro. With another test, the PRP can act professionally in any capacity with an organization in meetings, bylaws, and any parli task.