Credential Reclassification Request
Are you an RP or PRP wishing to take retired status? Here is what you need to know.
Q. What if I have not fulfilled the renewal requirements for my current credential?
If you are a PRP, you will automatically revert to RP status at the end of your six-year period. If you are an RP, you will automatically revert to regular member status at the end of your six-year period. You must complete the appropriate certification exam to regain your previous credentialed status.
Q. How do I take retired status?
To change to retired status (RP-R or PRP-R), submit the form below, certifying you shall not serve as a paid parliamentarian, per the NAP Bylaws. Your next year’s dues will be adjusted accordingly.
Q. May I reinstate my RP/PRP?
Yes, if you are still within the credential’s renewal period. If your credential has not lapsed, use the form below to request reinstatement. If your credential period has lapsed, you must successfully complete the appropriate credentialing exam.
In both cases, if your credential has not expired, you must submit the request for reinstatement and pay past and current annual dues for that classification, plus a reinstatement fee. Thus, for each year you paid dues applicable to your retired status, you must pay the difference between those dues and those applicable to the reinstated classification.
Q. NAP’s bylaws state a retired credentialed parliamentarian “shall not serve as a paid parliamentarian.” What does that mean?
It means you may not accept any financial compensation for your parliamentary services. Your expenses – such as travel, lodging, meals, and materials – may be paid for or reimbursed. You may accept gifts as tokens of appreciation if they do not exceed $100.
(See NAP Bylaws Article III, Section 1.B.3 and the NAP Policy and Procedures manual, which may be accessed in the NAP Portal Digital Library.)