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Developed by the International Parking Institute and administered in partnership with the University of Virginia, the CAPP Program is designed to provide continuous information and training to parking and transportation professionals, increase the body of knowledge and establish a benchmark of excellence for the industry. It also provide a means by which parking and transportation professionals may demonstrate their proficiency and be recognized by their peers.
The program can be completed within a two (2) year period (if the sessions are completed in succession) but, up to five (5) years is allowed for completion. The process begins with the submission of an application. Once the individual has been accepted into the program they are referred to as "candidates." All candidates are required to attend two five-day conference sessions and three two-day seminars in order to accumulate more points. Once the candidate has accumulated 100 points they are able to sit for the exam.
Upon passing the exam, the candidate is now a CAPP and the individual may use the designation after their name immediately. Certification is valid for a three year period and in order to recertify, graduates are to accumulate a total of 12 points and author one (1) article or deliver one (1) presentation within the three year period.
"The CAPP Program brings parking and
transportation practitioners from all levels together as students,
learning and sharing their experiences and knowledge. The
program is led by established professionals from many of the
disciplines involved in parking planning, finance, design,
construction and operations. These lessons are combined with
instruction from University of Virginia professors experienced in
teaching business and management operations and organization.
The participants work together in an atmosphere of personal
development to improve their skills and knowledge, then focus on
applying these to the parking industry. The program
stimulates networking not only with classmates and instructors but
also with colleagues who have already completed the program.
The CAPP certification denotes a commitment to developing parking
and transportation as professions dedicated to customer service
with integrity. This certification is a significant
accomplishment in my 30+ year career in parking and public
John Nolte, CAPP
Although it is a rigorous program, embarking on the road to receiving your CAPP designation is a big step. But, it could be the most important step in your career.
Achieve new levels in your career and get the recognition you deserve. Discover more about the program today!