Membership Information

BECOME A MEMBER

FSAP Membership Requirements

To become an active or affiliate member of FSAP, you must join the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), FSAP’s parent organization.

Provisional members of FSAP Units do not have to join NAP until they are ready to become an active member. Provisional members may be members of FSAP, but they must also be a member of a local unit.

State Dues

Annual dues for all FSAP members, except student members, are $25.
Annual dues for FSAP Student members are $12.50

Dues for all members except provisionals, are billed by the National Association of Parliamentarians. Be sure your mailing address is correct by checking the member directory on the NAP website or by calling NAP headquarters at 888-627-2929.
Provisional members’ dues are to be submitted to Karen Price, FSAP Treasurer.

Every member will receive a copy of The Florida Parliamentarian.

NAP Membership

There are three easy steps to become a member of NAP

1. Complete the membership application.

2. Pay your first year’s pro-rated dues.

3. Successfully complete the membership introductory quiz. NAP Membership Study Guide

NAP Dues 

Dues are pro-rated monthly for new members.   Currently, dues for a full year are $70 for regular members plus the state dues. 

Units

Local units are affiliated with the state association. They provide education and study opportunities for members and can help provisional members study for the NAP membership introductory quiz. Knowledgeable unit members are a great resource for provisional members and the public.  Unit dues vary and are collected directly by the unit. 

About the Membership Introductory Quiz

There are 40 questions on the membership quiz are taken from the material in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition, Chapters 1-12. Most of this material is likely information you already know. The quiz helps NAP know how to provide the education and products helpful to you.

Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief is available online at www.parliamentarians.org.
The study guide is available here.
The study guide may be downloaded from the NAP bookstore or downloaded here:  NAP Membership Study Guide

When you are ready to take the quiz, contact NAP for an application for membership download the application from the NAP website (in the Documents section).

You will need to arrange to have an NAP member or a responsible member of your community monitor your quiz. You may take the quiz online or request a paper exam be sent to your monitor.

The Join page on the NAP website explains the many benefits of NAP membership.

National Association of Parliamentarians Online Courses

Parliamentary Procedure Made Easy
Minutes Made Easy
Bylaws: Construction of a Successful Organization
Choosing Your Leaders: Nominations, Elections, and Ballot Voting
What to Say and When
Prep Course for the Membership Exam
Practice Registration Exam
Website: http://www.parliamentarians.org

Contact: National Association of Parliamentarians 888-NAP-2929

Other Independent Study

The University of Wisconsin Extension offers an Independent Learning Course entitled “Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Dynamics of Leadership.” This course will earn the student 14 Continuing Education Units (CEU) in addition to eligibility to join NAP without further testing. The University also offers the course online: search for “parliamentary” in the course catalog. For more information:
Voice: 608-262-2011
Fax: 608-262-4096
Email: info@learn.uwsa.edu
Web: http://learn.wisconsin.edu/nap

More Information

Contact the National Association of Parliamentarians at 888-NAP-2929
Contact the FSAP President, Dr. Helen Popovich, PRP, at Hpopovich@mac.com