Joining NAP is a powerful first step in learning how to master meetings in organizations of all types and sizes. You will soon discover that the knowledge and skills you develop will assist you in many aspects of your professional and personal lives.
Applying for membership is easy:
1) Download and complete a Membership Application. Be sure to indicate whether you wish to take the test online or on paper.
2) Send your completed application and a check for the first-year’s national and state dues to NAP.
3) Pass the membership exam with a 70% or better.
4) Receive confirmation of successful completion of the exam.
The membership application asks that you specify a paper exam or online exam, with either an in-person or virtual monitor. The application process is outlined on the application form. Your first year’s NAP dues are prorated based on the month in which you take the exam. Dues for Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New England, Oklahoma, Washington, and the Electronic association are also prorated. National and state dues must be paid at the time you submit your membership application. Please submit applications at least 15 days before the exam date for online exams and 30 days for paper exams.
Download the free NAP Membership Study Guide to help you prepare for the exam, which is based on Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief (3rd edition). Also, you will need to arrange for an NAP member or another responsible person to monitor your exam in person. The exam must be completed in a single session, so you and your monitor should plan on approximately 30 minutes for the test. After the monitor mails in your paper or online exam certification, you will receive your results within a few weeks. Results for online exams are available immediately.
Membership Through Distance Learning
The University of Wisconsin, in partnership with NAP offers an independent learning course entitled Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Dynamics of Leadership. This course earns the student 14 Continuing Education Units (CEU), and qualifies the student for NAP membership without further testing. See the University of Wisconsin website for more information.