To be eligible for membership in the College, an individual must
- be a lawyer who is:
- admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state, province, or territory of the United States or Canada, or the highest court of any other nation; or
- retired from the practice of law in good standing and was admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state, province, or territory of the United States or Canada, or the highest court of any other nation; and
- support the purpose of the College.
Additionally, only lawyers who meet the following qualifications are eligible for membership:
- Designation as at least one of the following:
- Certified Parliamentarian or Certified Professional Parliamentarian with the American Institute of Parliamentarians; or
- Registered Parliamentarian, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, Retired Registered Parliamentarian, or Retired Professional Registered Parliamentarian with the National Association of Parliamentarians;
- Proof of significant service and contribution to the practice of parliamentary law through teaching and lecturing, authorship of books, articles, program materials or other scholarly publications, and/or substantial participation in or leadership of professional or industry organizations and committees concerned with the practice or application of parliamentary law; and
- Demonstration of the highest ethical and professional standards.