Parking, Transportation, and Mobility Organizations Achieve Top Industry Accreditation

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The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) establishes national and international standards for professionalism, accountability, innovation, responsibility, and performance.

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is pleased to recognize parking organizations that have achieved Accredited Parking Organization (APO) certification, earned the more stringent APO with Distinction, or re-accredited their APO.

APO certification recognizes organizations and operations that have achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence. APO recognizes best practices in responsible parking management and operations, customer service, professional development, sustainability, security, access management and more. It is administered and awarded by IPMI and an independent APO Board.

“Our Accredited Parking Organizations exemplify excellence and commitment to their customers, staff, and communities,” said IPMI CEO Shawn Conrad, CAE. “It’s an honor for us to recognize this year’s APOs, particularly at a time when customer service and a focus on excellence have become more important than ever before.” Organizations applying for new or renewed accreditation in 2021 and 2022 faced a challenging economy, labor shortages, supply chain issues, and lingering effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. “The fact that these organizations rose to the challenge and surpassed all expectations for serving their clients is a testament to their resilience and dedication. Their APO status recognizes that achievement.”

APOs follow a stringent process to demonstrate commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement of program outcomes through the implementation of industry best practices. Applicant organizations work with third-party reviewers to organize and present evidence of accomplishment of 250 criteria in 14 categories related to industry best practices. APO with Distinction requires an additional set of criteria to be met.

The APO accreditation was developed to be applicable to institutional, municipal, medical, university, airport, private, and other parking programs. Organizations must re-certify every three years to maintain the designation. This year’s APOs were recognized at the 2022 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, July 24-27 in New Orleans, La. They are:

New APOs and APOs with Distinction:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Accredited with Distinction
  • University at Buffalo, Accredited with Distinction
  • LAZ Parking, Accredited

Reaccredited APOs and APOs with Distinction:

  • Hamilton County, Ohio Stadia and Parking, APO, Accredited 2019, Reaccredited 2022
  • Lancaster Parking Authority, APO, Accredited 2019, Reaccredited 2022
  • Miami Parking Authority, APO with Distinction, Accredited 2015, Reaccredited 2022
  • ParkHouston, APO with Distinction, Accredited 2015, Reaccredited 2022
  • Reef Parking, APO with Distinction, Accredited 2019, Reaccredited 2022
  • University of California, Los Angeles Events & Transportation, APO with Distinction, Accredited 2019, Reaccredited 2022
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, APO with Distinction, Accredited 2019, Reaccredited 2022

New and renewed APOs and APOs with Distinction were also celebrated in the August 2022 issue of Parking & Mobility magazine.

Parking organizations interested in becoming APOs can download information, including the APO Manual for Applicants, at For more information, contact

About IPMI

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility — professionals who keep all of us moving. IPMI works to advance the parking and mobility profession through professional development, research and data collection, advocacy, and outreach. With experts from around the world in dozens of specialties, IPMI helps parking and transportation function efficiently so people, businesses, and communities can keep moving.