By Justin Grunert, MSM
We’re looking forward to working with CAPPs who will recertify this year. Typically, recordkeeping forms would be due by Jan. 1, 2022, but since we will host the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo in late November, we would appreciate all recertification paperwork be submitted by Oct. 1, to ensure timely processing. Most individuals will have at least 20 points to document in the three-year certification period. If you are unsure how many points you need, please email us at CAPP@parking-mobility.org.
Here are a few tips to help you complete your paperwork by Oct. 1:
- For Program Type 2 (Professional Development/Continuing Education), normally, there is a minimum of 1 point required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, IPMI has waived this in-person requirement for 2021. If you attended an in-person event during the recertification period (2019, 2020, and 2021), you can document those points in this program area (a total of four points for each calendar year). Otherwise, since this program area is waived, you can make up those points in program Type 5, which includes online conferences and events.
- In Program Type 4 (Professional Presentation/Feature Article/Regular Column/Blogs), there is a mandatory 1 point requirement. The easiest way to achieve the point is to complete six 200-300 word blog posts. We ask you to space them out through the three-year recertification period but will accept all six at once. You can write on any topic (but please don’t sell a project, service, or company) and these will need to be submitted by the time you submit your recertification form. If you presented an original educational presentation virtually to your organization, board, or during a virtual event, it may count for the 1 mandatory point. Please contact us to provide details on your presentation and whether it may earn that point.
- For Program Type 5 (Online Education/Webinars/Virtual Conferences), you can document unlimited points. If you attended the 2020 IPMI Virtual Conference & Expo, you may record each education session you attended. (1 point per session). The IPMI 2020 Virtual Leadership Summit was eligible for up to 5 points. IPMI’s February 2021 Mobility and Innovation Summit was worth up to 6 points. Registration has opened for the upcoming Mobility and Innovation Summit at the end of June, for up to 7 points.
We want to make the recertification process as easy as possible for everyone. If you have hardships, please feel free to reach out to Kathleen Federici or me—also reach out if we can help with a CAPP Scholarship or a free transitional membership. Please email questions to CAPP@parking-mobility.org or join us for our next CAPP Recertification Webinar, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
Justin Grunert, MSM, is IPMI’s LMS and training coordinator.