By Kathleen Federici, MEd

As you likely already know, CAPP is the leading professional designation for the parking, transportation, and mobility industry. CAPPs represent the best of the industry, and as one you will be joining a unique and exclusive community of experts.

If CAPP certification is something you have even momentarily considered, now is a great time to take that next step. Here are just a few of the reasons that you should consider pursuing your CAPP designation now.

Professional advancement

Achieving your CAPP is a great way to show your employer, clients, and colleagues that your industry knowledge and experience is at the highest level. The CAPP program covers an extensive range of important topics, and certification will show that you have dedicated yourself to becoming a well-rounded and knowledgeable industry professional. Further, the CAPP designation is absolutely an asset in the pursuit of other opportunities throughout the industry and the advancement of your evolving career.

Commitment to your parking and mobility career

We all have a different story of how we ended up in this industry; and few of us got here on purpose. But many of us have been here for years, having dedicated our careers to what we believe is an industry that plays an important and meaningful role in whatever community we serve. If you plan to continue to work in the parking and mobility industry, CAPP is the next logical step along your career path, and one that will no doubt provide you with the education, tools, and connections to continue your professional journey in the future.

You have extra time this year

It may seem somewhat minor, but with the 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo not being held until late-July this year, the deadline to pass the CAPP exam to walk across stage is more than a month later than usual. That means you have that much more time to submit your application, study, and take the exam. This year the deadline to pass the CAPP exam is April 22. Take advantage of this extra time, and plan to walk across the stage at this year’s CAPP Recognition Ceremony in New Orleans.

Do it for YOU

To even be eligible to take the exam, you must demonstrate that you have participated in a wide range of industry-related education and professional development activities. That alone demonstrates a significant commitment of time and energy to even get to this point. The next logical step is to reward yourself for that effort and obtain the industry’s most recognized professional designation, proving that you have the education and experience to be considered as a leading parking and mobility professional. Don’t wait any longer; take the next step now. You’ve earned it!

There are certainly many reasons to pursue the CAPP designation. Even more than outlined here. But there’s never been a better time to consider adding the CAPP to your professional name.

Check out all of the resources IPMI has available to our members to help guide you along in the process. And don’t worry. If you aren’t quite ready to take the test this year, it’s still a great time to consider pursuing it in 2023. The deadline to take the exam in time for the 2023 CAPP Recognition Ceremony is March 1, 2023. That gives you plenty of time to get all of your documentation in order, study, and take the exam with time to spare.

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