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Applications for the Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) Program are accepted year-round and there is no certain course offering that you should begin your coursework. If you wish to attend the CAPP five-day conference session in conjunction with the IPI Conference & Expo, applications must be received no later than sixty (60) days prior to the start of the conference for consideration and processing.
The CAPP application, also known as the Personal Data Form (PDF), requires the applicant to provide pertinent and specific information about their parking and transportation background in order to receive points based on a system similar to "credits" in the university setting. The applicant must have a minimum of 18 points on their application in order to be accepted into the program. Points are received for such things as:
Applications are accepted via electronic delivery or via USPS mail delivery. If submitting via electronic delivery, all documentation should be submitted to Lauri Chudoba, Certification Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. If submitting via USPS mail, please submit only one (1) original document as it will be scanned and emailed to the committee for review. Hard copy documents should be sent to IPI's offices at:
Committee on Professional Certification
International Parking Institute
701 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please review the Personal Data Form (PDF) Instructions page in the CAPP application packet/informational brochure for specifics on submitting the completed application. The full application can be downloaded by clicking here:
Application fees should accompany the application. The first page of the application allows for credit card information to be included with the delivery of the application. This first page is detached from the application and is not sent to the committee; it is kept in IPI's offices for processing only. Application fees are based on whether the individual is a member of IPI. If someone other than yourself is a member of IPI, you will need to pay the non-member rate of $275. If you are the member (regular or associate), you will pay the member rate of $200.
Once the application and application processing fee are received, the PDFs are sent to the Application Review Committee to review, accept or deny applicants based on the amount of points on the application. Once the applicant is approved, they are then referred to as "candidates" and are required to attend two five-day conference sessions and three two-day seminars to reach the 100 point minimum necessary to sit for the exam and become certified.
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.
A total of 74 points are available from information you may include on your PDF. It is important to include all pertinent material wherever possible to guard against any possible variations between your own evaluation and those of the Committee on Professional Certification.
"I entered the CAPP program entirely for
self-fulfillment purposes: I wanted to be the first in my
company to earn a certification that no one else claimed.
What I obtained from the program were not just initials to place
after my name. I obtained a wealth of knowledge and valuable
relationships with professionals that I will always be fond
of. These professionals have helped me better understand the
industry and are a great resource to turn to when I have questions
or a particular need. The CAPP program truly offers a unique
opportunity to learn from industry experts, to build lasting
relationships and help build careers. I strongly urge anyone
interested in developing professional relationships and advancing
their career and knowledge to participate in the program."
Charles Reedstrom, CAPP