Membership Qualifications:

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.