Become a Member
CAP welcomes all interested persons. Membership is individual, based on knowledge of the fundamental principles of parliamentary law.
Your local study unit provides the opportunity to discuss and practice parliamentary procedures, exchange information on how to handle difficult situations, and learn what should be included in bylaws, special rules and standing rules.
Membership in the Colorado Association of Parliamentarians (CAP) offers:
- Seminars and Workshops
- Educational materials
- Professional development
You will have an opportunity to learn proper parliamentary procedure, exercise your skills as an officer of an organization, practice facilitating meetings, and become a more effective participant in and contributor to your meetings.
Become a Member of CAP
Join a study unit as a provisional member and attend workshops and seminars to learn and practice.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of parliamentary principles to join NAP and CAP as a regular member.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of parliamentary procedure to become credentialed by NAP as a Registered Parliamentarian® (RP).
Professional Registered Parliamentarian
Demonstrate knowledge and skills to fellow professionals through practical experience and recurrent training to attain certification by NAP as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian® (PRP).
The Colorado Association of Parliamentarians (CAP) is a non profit, educational organization composed of over 100 parliamentarians and students interested and trained in parliamentary procedure. CAP is a division of the National Association of Parliamentarians® (NAP).
The current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) is the parliamentary authority for both NAP and CAP.
Local study units are composed of students, members, registered, and professional registered members. The units generally meet monthly to study parliamentary procedure with a high level of individual participation. Members learn by doing and progress at their own rate of speed.
Professional registered parliamentarians (PRPs), registered parliamentarians (RPs), and members serve organizations with a wide variety of parliamentary law services such as teaching individuals and groups, speaking on parliamentary law, assisting with bylaws, organizing meetings and seminars, service as a parliamentarian, presiding at meetings, and offering parliamentary advice to presiding officers, governing boards, and committees.