NEWS & HIGHLIGHTSImportant Changes Regarding New RP Credentialing System
At the 2019 Convention, the delegates adopted a resolution making recommendations to the Commission on Credentialing regarding the new RP credentialing system that had been declared implemented on August 1, 2019. While under the NAP bylaws the recommendations are not binding on the Commission, the Commission seriously considered those recommendations. The Commission at its post-convention meeting voted to reinstate the previous 1200 question-based RP examination. However, the Commission will continue to administer the new credentialing system to RP candidates, recognizing that new credentialing system is still in the testing process while allowing the existing Beta Testers to continue. RP candidates applying on or after August 1, 2019, to the new system will test it but, unlike the Beta Testers, will be required to pay the $150 application fee established by the Board of Directors for the new system. Details and answers to questions on this development are available here
.Darlene T. Allen Elected 2019-2021 President
Members of the National Association of Parliamentarians elected Darlene T. Allen, PRP, president during the organization's 42nd Biennial Convention, September 5-8. Allen has served the association in various roles at the national, state, and unit levels since 1998. Prior to her election, she was NAP's vice president. NEW: Henry M. Robert Biography
Meet the man behind the rules. This new biography of Henry M. Robert introduces you to the man who changed how the world conducts meetings. It takes you through his experiences during the Civil War that led him to write his famous Rules of Order. Now available in the NAP online store. More...Bridge to the Future: Building NAP's Legacy
NAP asks your help to better position it for the future. The immediate focus is on long-needed improvements to the building to make it more ergonomic and to accommodate future growth. Most of the funding will be from donations to the "Building NAP's Legacy Fund"
and tile purchases. The tiles will be part of a special wall of honor at headquarters. Read more...