Membership

Joining INPLU

INPLU has three types of membership:

  1. PRIMARY MEMBERSHIP: Any person who applies for NAP membership and lists INPLU as his or her unit will become a primary member of INPLU, as well as of NAP and WSAP, upon passing the membership exam. (If not already an INPLUprovisional member, the new meber also must pay the $10.00 annual unit dues.) In addition, anyone already a member of NAP may become a primary member of INPLU by submitting a membership application, with unit dues, and selecting Primary as the membership type. The member also must notify NAP (and, if applicable, his or her former unit and association) of the change in status. Primary members have full membership rights in INPLU, WSAP, and NAP.
  2. AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP: A primary member of another unit may become an affiliate member of INPLU, while retaining primary membership in the other unit, by submitting a membership application, with unit dues, and selecting Affiliate as the membership type. If the member's primary membership is in a different association, the member also must join WSAP as an affiliate member. Affiliate members have full membership rights in INPLU, WSAP, and NAP, but are not counted in determining the number of delegates to which the unit is entitled at the NAP Convention.
  3. PROVISIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Any person interested in the study of parliamentary procedure may join INPLU as a provisional member by submitting a membership application, with unit dues, and selecting Provisional as the membership type.  Provisional members have full membership rights within INPLU except that they may not serve as President or Vice-President. Provisional members are not counted in determining INPLU's delegate authorization at NAP conventions, and may not serve as a delegate to the NAP Convention, nor as the unit representative  to the WSAP Board of Directors. Unit provisional members have the option of also joining WSAP as a provisional member, but are not required to do so.
Joining WSAP

To becoime a primary member of WSAP, an applicant must list WSAP as his or her association on the NAP Membership Application and pay the applicable WSAP dues to NAP along with the applicable NAP dues, or if transferring from another association or from NAP member-at-large statuus, the member must notify NAP of the change and pay the applicable WSAP dues to the WSAP Treasurer. (Optionally, if also joining INPLU, a transfer member may include WSAP dues with his or her INPLU dues, for forwarding to the WSAP Treasurer).

A primary member of another association may become an affiliate member of WSAP by paying the applicable WSAP dues to the WSAP treasurer. (Optionally, if also joining INPLU, an affilaite member may include WSAP dues with his or her INPLU dues, for forwarding to the WSAP Treasurer).

Any person interested in the study of parliamentary procedure may elect to join WSAP as a provisional member by paying the applicable WSAP dues to the WSAP Treasurer. (Optionally, if also joining INPLU, a provisional member may include WSAP dues with his or her INPLU dues, for forwarding to the WSAP Treasurer.)

Joining NAP
 
To join NAP, one must demonstrate a basic knowledge of parliamentary procedure. The standard way this is done is by passing a membership examination administered by NAP. The exam consists of 100 questions drawn from a bank of 300 published questions, downloadable from the NAP website.

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