AIP’s Vision

AIP is the leader in championing parliamentary procedure as the key strategic component of an organization’s success in meetings and governance.

AIP’s Mission

The mission of AIP is to develop skillful, highly trained parliamentarians and to improve parliamentary procedure in organizations that want a fair, democratic, and effective decision-making process.

Join AIP

We invite you to become a part of our community by joining AIP today!

AIP’s learning experiences focus on every level of the parliamentary profession. Our programs will enhance your performance as an officer, presiding officer, or informed member. You can expand your knowledge of governance and parliamentary procedure and aid your efforts to make your organization efficient and effective.

Get Certified!

The American Institute of Parliamentarians has two comprehensive certification programs. If you are a member and want to seek certification as either a Certified Parliamentarian or a Certified Professional Parliamentarian or to Re-Certify Your Status, go to the Members Only page and download the appropriate package.

The American Institute of Parliamentarians has several extensive certification programs, ensuring that members so designated have met the highest possible standards of parliamentary knowledge.

Questions About AIP

AIP members and guests are encouraged to contact us if you have any questions about membership, how to join, etc…

Questions About Parliamentary Procedure

If you have a question about Parliamentary Procedure, feel free to send in your inquiry.

AIP sponsors several practicum, workshops, and conferences designed to help the professional development of the practicing professional, new association officer, experienced board member or beginning parliamentary student.

These training events focus on: leadership, presiding skills, board governance, parliamentary skills, and not for profit regulations.

Each of these educational opportunities offer hands on learning, expert instruction, as well as the chance for idea sharing through strong networking possibilities.

West Coast Practicum

The 2024 West Coast Practicum will be held  in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It will be at Embassy Suites Hotel at 4315 University Center Drive (not too far from The Strip).   

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Presiding Practicums

This immersive practicum will focus on both the art and science of presiding.

Attendees will not only experience in-depth practical presiding scenarios but will also participate in plenary sessions that will focus on the following:

  • The Value of Presiding Skills
  • Presiding Philosophy
  • Finding Your Cadence
  • Conflict Management/Resolution
  • Script Writing

The Presiding Practicum is a cohort program that will allow participants to practice presiding in a safe learning environment. The cohorts will be small, intimate groups, so participation is limited to the first thirty (30) registrants.

The Presiding Practicums will be offered over three different dates. Register today using the link below for the Practicum date you prefer! Please note if the cohort does not get at least 25 registrants, the event will be canceled, and your registration will roll over to a future practicum.

December 7-10, 2023 Presiding Practicum

Electronic Meetings

Many organizations are trying to hold electronic meetings because of the Corona Virus. The AIP Opinions Committee has prepared a set of opinions concerning meeting during these times. Take a look at Opinions for Electronic Meetings.

Robert’s Rules Resources

The Robert’s Rules Society has produced an 11 page PDF that has sets of rules for such meetings.

AIP Resources

Find A Parliamentarian

Do you need to hire a parliamentarian for your business or meeting? We offer a directory of parliamentarians who are advertising their services.

Pin Buy Back Program

The AIP Board of Directors has approved a process by which AIP members can return/recycle regular membership pins, CP pins, and CPP pins to AIP. Each donor will receive $10 for each pin returned. The pins may be returned at the Annual Session, West Coast Practicum or East Coast Practicum.


The Communicator

Parliamentary Journals