Accredited Parking Organization

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

Access the online directory of all APOs, featuring organizations that have achieved Accreditation and Accreditation with Distinction.

apo dates

Dates Applying to New and Renewing APOs

  • February 1, 2023: Deadline to submit documentation packages and fees for new applicants and three-year renewals for recognition at #IPMI2023.
  • March 30, 2023: Deadline to submit documentation packages and fees for renewing six-year applicants for recognition at #IPMI2023.
  • December 1, 2023: Deadline to submit complete documentation packages and fees for renewing six-year applicants. 
  • February 1, 2024: Deadline to submit documentation packages and fees for new applicants, three-year renewals, and six-year reaccreditations for recognition at #IPMI2024.
  • December 1, 2024: Deadline to submit documentation packages and fees for renewing three-year renewals, and six-year reaccreditations.

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site reviewer dates

Dates Applying to Site Reviewers 

APO Resources

APO Resources for Applicants

APO Board

APO Board 

The APO Board provides strategic guidance as well as oversight for the program.  Get to know the APO Board on IPMI's online directory of volunteer leaders.

APO Site Reviewers

APO Resources for Site Reviewers

Fees

Accreditation Fees

Access all fees and descriptions online.

Application Fee
IPMI Member: FREE
Non-Member: $600

Accreditation Fee for New and Six-Year Reaccreditation Applicants for Three-year Period* 
IPMI Member: $2,000 through 12/31/2022 (formerly $2,500)
Non-Member: $4,000 through 12/31/2022 (formerly $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: $1,250 through 12/31/2022 (formerly $1,500)
Non-Member: $2,500 through 12/31/2022 (formerly $3,000)