Accredited Parking Organization

When you become an Accredited Parking Organization (APO), your organization will gain recognition and greater credibility.

 

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.

Effective April 10, 2020: IPMI discounted APO application and certification fees through 12/31/2021.  Find out more below.  Apply here!

Program Overview

Program Overview 

For a snapshot of the APO Program, download Overview: How to Become an Accredited Parking Organization or request a copy of the APO matrix.

Submissions are always accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

To submit for APO recognition at the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, complete documentation submissions will be due by Friday, July 30, 2021.   

APO Manual for Applicants

APO Manual for Applicants

FREE DOWNLOAD. Facilities interested in becoming APOs can download the APO Manual For Applicants, May 2019 Edition, which outlines the criteria and process to take your organization to the next level.

APO Application

Application fees are waived for members through 12/31/2021.   Apply today to get started. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Check out our FAQ section for more information on all things APO. Still have a question?  Contact us at apo@parking-mobility.org.

APO Board

Leadership

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

APO Site Reviewers

APO Site Reviewers

Learn about the role of an APO Site Reviewer and reference the roster of approved APO Site Reviewers.

New course bundles are available for members - significant discounts for participants who register for both APO Site Reviewer Training and Parksmart Advisor Training.   Contact us for additional details. 

APO Site Reviewer Training

APO Site Reviewer Training (for New Reviewers)

Interested in becoming an APO Site Reviewer?   Currently enrolling registrants for the online, blended learning course.

APO Site Reviewer Renewal Training (for Current Site Reviewers)

Renew your APO Site Reviewer Certification:  APO Site Reviewers who have a 2022 expiration must renew by December 31, 2021.  Click here to review the APO Site Reviewer Renewal course and register.

Member Pricing & Fees

Member Pricing & Fees

Application Fee
IPMI Member: FREE through 12/31/2021( formerly $250)
Non-Member: $600 through 12/31/2021 (formerly $750)

Accreditation Fee (Three-year period)*
IPMI Member: $2,000 through 12/31/2021 (formerly $2,500)
Non-Member: $4,000 through 12/31/2021 (formerly $4,500)
*Accreditation fee includes up to three Premier Facilities.

Renewal Fee (Three-year period)*
IPMI Member: $1,250 through 12/31/2021 (formerly $1,500)
Non-Member: $2,500 through 12/31/2021 (formerly $3,000)

Additional Facility (Three included with Accreditation Fee)
IPMI Member: $250 through 12/31/2021 (formerly $500)
Non-Member: $750 

Transition from Accredited to Accredited with Distinction Fee
IPMI Member: $250 through 12/31/2021 (formerly $500)
Non-Member: $750

Please note that the required site review is not included in the above and the fee is determined between the applicant and selected IPMI-approved Site Reviewer.

APO Spotlights

APO Spotlights

Hear from the organizations that have achieved APO accreditation.  Organizations share their experience and recognition through APO Spotlights.