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Parliamentary Meeting Protocol Course (PMPC)


Parliamentary Meeting Protocol Course (PMPC)

This one unit course is led by a Professional Registered Parliamentarian and Certified Municipal Officer with years of experience as a municipal clerk. The course covers Robert’s Rules of Order, 12th edition, its implementation, procedures and complexities. A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course.

Program Format

PMPC is available in one format:
  • Correspondence Format: In this format, you are required to read the textbook and complete assignments according to a given schedule. There is no exam for this course. You will be assigned to a marker who will grade your assignments. If you have questions the marker can answer them, but there is no live lecture or instruction. Instead, all activites and communication are performed via the online learning platform (AMCTO Connect). 
  • Zoom Format is not availabe for this course.

Correspondence Format Tuition Fees

Course Fee: $435.05 ($385.00 + $50.05 HST)

NOTE: Robert's Rules of Order - 12th Edition will need to be purchased separately through Amazon or other major online booksellers.

All other course materials are provided through online access.

​​Correspondence Course Refund Policy: A student who cancels from any Unit before the first scheduled assignment due date is entitled to a partial refund of fees less a refund levy of $113.00 ($100.00 + $13.00 HST). In order to receive the partial refund, you must submit written notice of your cancellation to Education Department. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after the first scheduled assignment due date. A student cannot transfer their registration or payment to a later date.
Course Information

The primary purpose of PMPC is to provide a basic level of understanding of the principles of parliamentary law and meeting rules, procedures, and practices based on Robert’s Rules of Order, 12th edition. It does not take into account such governing authorities as statutes, by-laws, or adopted special rules of order.

The eight lessons in the course are based on selected readings from Robert's Rules of Order. Each lesson includes a quiz and an assignment with research drills that help you become familiar with the rules and how to find them in the book.

Registration was extended to January 13 but is now closed for the Winter 2023 term. Registration will open July 2 for the Fall 2023 term and details will be posted by the end of June.