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2021 CAPP Recertification Tips

By Justin Grunert, MSM

We’re looking forward to working with CAPPs who will recertify this year. Typically, recordkeeping forms would be due by Jan. 1, 2022, but since we will host the 2021 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo in late November, we would appreciate all recertification paperwork be submitted by Oct. 1, to ensure timely processing. Most individuals will have at least 20 points to document in the three-year certification period. If you are unsure how many points you need, please email us at CAPP@parking-mobility.org.

Here are a few tips to help you complete your paperwork by Oct. 1:

  • For Program Type 2 (Professional Development/Continuing Education), normally, there is a minimum of 1 point required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, IPMI has waived this in-person requirement for 2021. If you attended an in-person event during the recertification period (2019, 2020, and 2021), you can document those points in this program area (a total of four points for each calendar year). Otherwise, since this program area is waived, you can make up those points in program Type 5, which includes online conferences and events.
  • In Program Type 4 (Professional Presentation/Feature Article/Regular Column/Blogs), there is a mandatory 1 point requirement. The easiest way to achieve the point is to complete six 200-300 word blog posts. We ask you to space them out through the three-year recertification period but will accept all six at once. You can write on any topic (but please don’t sell a project, service, or company) and these will need to be submitted by the time you submit your recertification form. If you presented an original educational presentation virtually to your organization, board, or during a virtual event, it may count for the 1 mandatory point. Please contact us to provide details on your presentation and whether it may earn that point.
  • For Program Type 5 (Online Education/Webinars/Virtual Conferences), you can document unlimited points. If you attended the 2020 IPMI Virtual Conference & Expo, you may record each education session you attended. (1 point per session). The IPMI 2020 Virtual Leadership Summit was eligible for up to 5 points. IPMI’s February 2021 Mobility and Innovation Summit was worth up to 6 points. Registration has opened for the upcoming Mobility and Innovation Summit at the end of June, for up to 7 points.

We want to make the recertification process as easy as possible for everyone. If you have hardships, please feel free to reach out to Kathleen Federici or me—also reach out if we can help with a CAPP Scholarship or a free transitional membership. Please email questions to CAPP@parking-mobility.org or join us for our next CAPP Recertification Webinar, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Justin Grunert, MSM, is IPMI’s LMS and training coordinator.

IPMI News: CAPP Scholarship Recipients Awarded Nearly $10,000 in 2020 to Advance the Profession

CAPP Scholarship Recipients Awarded Nearly $10,000 in 2020 to Advance the Profession

The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) this year provided nearly $9,000 in CAPP Scholarship funds to 17 industry professionals to further their professional educations.

CAPP is the premier credential for parking, mobility, and transportation professionals and is administered by IPMI in partnership with the University of Virginia. CAPP Scholarship funds are donated by industry members to help their colleagues continue professional development when courses, travel, or other factors are outside their budgets.

“2020 was a difficult year for our industry and, unfortunately, many of our individual members,” said Shawn Conrad, CAE, chief executive officer of IPMI. “Thanks to generous donations to the CAPP Scholarship fund, our people were able to continue learning and reaching their goals despite financial challenges.”

Recipients used scholarship funds to attend online education, the 2020 IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo, the 2020 IPMI Leadership Summit, and a host of webinars, seminars, and special offerings; these have become more vital with rapid technological and operational changes in the industry.

“We’re proud of the kindness and support IPMI’s members have shared with their colleagues and delighted to have been able to award scholarships and ultimately help advance someone’s career. We are grateful to everyone who’s made that possible through donations,” said Conrad.

IPMI offers significant resources free to our members to support the pursuit and maintenance of the industry’s leading credential, including both in-person and remote-proctored testing to assist our members during the continuing response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Know a colleague in transition? Let them know we are offering free transitional memberships for individuals looking for their next position as part of our Stay Connected efforts.

Scholarships that Support Our Members

The William Voigt CAPP Scholarship is available to eligible industry professionals pursuing their CAPP credential.  Download the scholarship form and details.  Funds may be used to attend all professional development courses and trainings, including the 2021 Mobility & Innovation Summit, which will be hosted virtually February 24 and 25, 2021.

CAPP Mentor Program

The CAPP Mentor program strengthens leadership skills and supports future parking, transportation, and mobility leaders as they prepare to become CAPP credentialed. Open to all in pursuit of CAPP, and accepting applications throughout the new year.

Get Involved and Support the Industry and Your Colleagues

For more information on CAPP Scholarships or to donate and keep the learning going, visit us online.