Here are some resources

  • Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition, published 2011  (The 12th edition will be available in August of 2020.)
  • If you want to know how best to run a meeting and how to handle a motion, get one of the following books, and spend about 30 minutes reading it:
  1. Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief (2011)
  2. Robert’s Rules of Order for Dummies (2016)

These books may be ordered wherever you buy books, such as Amazon, or through the National Association of Parliamentarians website.

Please refrain from trying to learn about meeting rules by asking only the Internet.  That is a perilous enterprise.

There are two organizations in the United States for professional parliamentarians, and both offer accreditation:

There is an excellent site that you might find helpful if you have a lot of questions:

And if you would like to test yourself on your parliamentary knowledge, there is a study aid of 300 questions at   This will give you feedback on how you are doing.

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