IPI_Generic_APO_Logo_FinalBy Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C

It’s always better to tell me how you achieved a goal than to simply encourage me to do it. This applies to any complex objective, whether for an individual or an organization.

If you have pursued or will pursue CAPP, IPI provides resources with templates and plans to show you how to layout and reach your objective. We recommend reaching out to current CAPPs to share their journey and experience of the preparation, exam, and maintenance process.  Pursuit of the Accredited Parking Organization (APO) is no different.

The APO program is complex, addressing 14 major categories and a wide range of criteria based on best practices in parking organizations. So rather than just introduce the program, IPI has worked with those organizations to share a little more about their journey to achieving APO. Check out the APO Spotlights to learn more about how these organizations applied the APO criteria and process within their organizations. Stay tuned to the Parking Matters® Blog and watch for new posts from each of our APOs as they offer more insights into the program in this ongoing series.

If you plan to pursue APO in time for recognition at the 2017 IPI Conference & Expo in New Orleans, it’s time to start planning — reach out to me directly and we will get started on the journey together!

Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, is IPI’s vice president of program development.