Professional Parliamentarian—so that the parliamentarian will know the skills and perform the duties expected of a professional and ethical individual with expertise who is paid to advise others.
Serving as a Parliamentarian in Meetings—so that the parliamentarian will know the issues involved in the creation and conduct of meetings and the relation between a meeting and a session.
Teaching Parliamentary Procedure—As an expert, a registered parliamentarian is called upon to teach parliamentary procedure to organizations, boards, and committees. A candidate for registered parliamentarian must demonstrate the ability to teach parliamentarian procedure and the ability to act professionally and ethically in various scenarios.
What Will Be Tested
Part Six: Serve as Parliamentarian in Meetings, Being a Professional Parliamentarian, and Teaching
Updated to RONR (12th ed.)
In addition to the Performance Expectations below, the candidate is expected to be familiar with the rules in Chapters 1-11 of RONRIB (3rd ed.).
Business Meeting Types; Meeting and Session
8.1 Understand and describe the difference between “meeting” and “session” as explained in RONR (12th ed.) 8:1, 8:2(1–2), 8:3–8:6, and 9:18.
8.2 Know and explain the difference between an adjournment and an adjournment sine die given in RONR (12th ed.) 8:2(5–6).
8.3 Understand and describe the significance of session as described in RONR (12th ed.) 8:11–15.
8.4 Recognize the difference between regular and special meetings as defined in RONR (12th ed.) 9:1, 9:6, and 9:13.
8.5 Define the meaning and significance of quarterly time interval described in RONR (12th ed.) p. 9:7–11, including 9:9n3.
8.6 Know and identify the rules governing what business can be transacted at regular versus special meetings given in RONR (12th ed.) 9:12, and 9:15–16.
8.8 Recognize the two distinct senses in which the term annual meeting is used and know the rule governing business required to be taken up at one as explained in RONR 9:20–23.
8.9 Know and define the meaning of executive session and the rules governing it as described in RONR 9:24–27 Significant new 12th ed. rules regarding executive session.
8.10 Apply the rules relating to electronic meetings as described in RONR (12th ed.) 9:30–36 A tweak about committee electronic meetings added in12th ed. This Performance Expectation, which was previously applicable only to Step Two, is now expected for Steps One and Three as well.
Motions not in Order
8.11 Know and apply the five 5 conditions or characteristics that cause a main motion to be out of order as described in RONR (12th ed.) 10:26, including n1 Significant new 12th ed. rules regarding conflict with bylaws provision in the nature of a rule of order.
8.12 Know and describe the alternative course(s) open for accomplishing the desired result if a motion is out of order as described in items 2 through 5 in RONR (12th ed.) 10:26(2–5)p.
Renewal of Motions
8.13 Know and explain the meaning of renewal of a motion, the basic principle governing renewal of motions, and the three specified instances in which it does not apply as described in RONR (12th ed.) 38:1–2.
Previous Notice and Notice of Motions
8.14 Understand and identify the rules governing notice for regular and special meetings as described in RONR (12th ed.) 9:1–5 (Important new 12th ed. rules on notice of motions), 9:13 (second sentence) and 9:14 (last sentence).
8.15 Understand and identify the meaning of a requirement of previous notice of motions as described in RONR (12th ed.) 10:44.
8.16 Know and explain how previous notice is given with the call of a meeting as explained in RONR (12th ed.) 10:51 Rule modified in 12th ed.
Act Professionally and Ethically
11.7 Know and identify, at least in paraphrased form, the 16 items in the Joint Code of Ethics for Parliamentarians violations of which are subject to discipline (2.1 through 4.8) given in PPPP pp. 76-77.
Consult with Client
11.12 Understand and identify the advice about working with clients found on PPPP pp. 4; 11-17.
11.13 Recognize and know how rapidly to advise a presiding officer to deal with breaches of order in a meeting by members and non-members as described in RONR (12th ed.) 61:1–21.
Answer Parliamentary Questions
11.14 Address parliamentary questions orally in advising a presiding officer as described in RONR 47:49–55.
Teaching Parliamentary Procedure and Ethics
11.1 Understand and describe the five Knowles Principles explained in PPPP pp. 55-56.
11.15 Employ standard parliamentary terminology and parliamentary language when applying the material covered in all performance expectations for RPs under all other content areas.