An applicant for Certified Professional Parliamentarian must be a Certified Parliamentarian (CP) in good standing, must obtain a grade of 90 or above on an oral examination, and accumulate an additional 30 service points.

The oral examination covers the current editions of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, Cannon’s Concise Guide to Rules of Order, and Parliamentary Opinions II. Additional suggested reading is as follows: Parliamentary Law, Parliamentary Opinions I, Demeter’s Manual of Parliamentary Law & Procedure, and Riddick’s Rules of Procedure

In addition to demonstrating a thorough knowledge of these manuals, the examinee must also demonstrate expertise in presiding.

CPP Oral examinations are offered three times each year: at the Annual Session (July/August), the West Coast Practicum (January), and the East Coast Practicum (June).

The CPP Exam Application Fee = $400 US Currency

2017 Exam Dates Application Deadline
East Coast Practicum April 15, 2017
AIP Annual Session May 13, 2017
2018 West Coast Practicum Nov. 18, 2017

AIP Members – to obtain a CPP Exam Packet, click HERE

If you have questions about AIP’s CPP Exam, contact AIP headquarters.