Accredited Parking Organization

When you become an Accredited Parking Organization (APO), your organization earns industry-wide recognition and greater credibility.


Accredited Parking Organization logo

Accredited Parking Organization (APO) is a designation for parking, transportation, and mobility organizations that have achieved a comprehensive standard of excellence. Launched in 2015 by IPMI, the accreditation recognizes best practices in responsible parking management and operations, access management, customer service, professional development, security, sustainability and more.

To become an APO, an organization must demonstrate its commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement of program outcomes through the implementation of industry best practices. The APO with Distinction designation is reserved for organizations exceeding the standard.

IPMI Members: Access the online directory of all Accredited Parking Organizations. 

APO Resources

Applicant Resources


APO Site Reviewers

Site Reviewer Resources

APO Board

APO Board 

The APO Board provides strategic guidance as well as oversight for the program.



Access all fees and descriptions online.

Application Fee
Non-Member: $600

Accreditation Fee for New and Six-Year Reaccreditation Applicants for Three-year Period* 
IPMI Member: $2,500
Non-Member: $4,500

*Required site review for new and six-year reaccreditation applications is not included in accreditation fees. This fee is determined between applicant and Site Reviewer. For additional details, please refer to the APO Manual for Applicants. 

Renewal Fee for Three-Year Renewals for Three-year Period
IPMI Member: $1,500
Non-Member: $3,000

apo dates

Program Deadlines

  • February 2, 2024: Deadline to submit documentation packages and fees for new applicants, three-year renewals, and six-year reaccreditations for recognition at the annual lPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo.
  • November 1: Annual deadline to submit documentation packages and fees for renewing three-year renewals, and six-year reaccreditations.
  • December 1: Deadline for expiring Site Reviewers to complete APO Site Reviewer Renewal Course.