By Kathleen Federici, MEd

Industry-recognized credentials (IRCs), such as CAPP, are increasingly in demand. They are used by employers to certify that an applicant is qualified for a job. People who earn industry certifications have an advantage finding high-demand jobs with good wages because the certifications are globally portable and valuable to employers.

  • Last August, IPMI launched the CAPP Job Analysis Survey. This survey was statistically validated by industry professionals from 18 countries.
  • This CAPP Job Analysis Survey led to the creation of a new CAPP exam.
  • The last day to take the current exam is October 15, 2019.
  • The first day to take the new exam is November 1, 2019.

If you’re interested in taking the CAPP exam and want to be an innovator and make a historical contribution to CAPP, register now to take the new exam any day in November 2019. By taking the exam in November, you will have a direct stake in helping set the score for the new exam–and you’ll receive a $50 gift card for being willing to wait six to eight weeks for your pass/fail score while exam data is analyzed.

The exam is online and we have testing centers in thousands of areas around the world, making it easy to locate a test site. November test takers will be able to walk across the stage during the CAPP Recognition Ceremony at the 2020 IPMI Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas, next June.

The skills embedded in certification courses often transfer to multiple career pathways. The process of earning an industry certification allows the credential holder to take the body of knowledge, as outlined in the CAPP Content Outline, and apply experiences and information to immediately address relevant workplace issues in a practical way. Acquiring an industry certification can improve upon essential skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and prioritizing information. Invest in yourself. Obtain the most respected parking, transportation and mobility industry recognized credential–CAPP. Because you’re worth it!

Kathleen Federici, MEd, is IPMI’s director of professional development.