Pre-Conference Program: APO Site Reviewer Training

Pre-Conference Program: APO Site Reviewer Training

1 Day Pre-Conference Course
Sunday, May 21
9:00 am- 5:00 pm
7 CAPP Points, .07 CEUs *

 = additional fees and/or separate registration required.  In order to ensure maximum benefit for all participants, the workshop is limited to 30 people.

The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) Program establishes a benchmark of the quality by which a parking management organization conducts its business and maintains its facilities and services. Site Review is a required component for applicant organizations, and must be completed by an IPI-approved Site Reviewer who has successfully completed this training.  APO Site Reviewers are solely trained by IPI to evaluate organizations pursuing accreditation under the program. This course will cover quality management and continuity of applying best practices to each site, determining evidence to satisfy the standard, and the role and ethical expectations of an APO site reviewer.  Participants receive a copy of The APO Manual for Applicants, Second Edition and the matrix, a planning tool for implementation, as well as a template Site Reviewer Report.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and qualified participants will be listed as trained site reviewers on the IPI website.  Participants will then be listed as IPI-approved APO Site Reviewers through December 31, 2020.

Who should attend? 
Potential candidates for this training include consultants, suppliers, and commercial operators who provide professional services to parking organizations in all sectors, as well as professionals who own and operate parking facilities or departments.

Course Objectives

  • Evaluate what makes a standard, including the importance of the quality management.
  • Illustrate examples encountered on site visits that require clarification and consistency by using criteria provided by the content areas of the checklist.
  • Determine how to include only applicable evidence in the organization’s application to offer a recommendation.
  • Explain the role of the site reviewer at the visit including ethics and explore how to handle examples of potential situations that could arise during the course of a site visit 


Alejandra (Alex) Argudin, CAPP, LEED AP
Chief Operations Officer
Miami Parking Authority

As COO, she is responsible for the daily operations of one of the largest parking agencies in the State of Florida. She oversees a staff of over 132 employees and an operation that generates well over $45 million in parking revenue.  

Vanessa K. Solesbee, M.A.
Practice Builder

Vanessa is passionate about empowering people and organizations to create world-class communities by promoting public/private collaboration and elevating the parking and transportation experience of residents and visitors.  Vanessa is Co-Chair of IPI’s Parking Matters Committee and a certified Accredited Parking Organization site reviewer. Vanessa regularly speaks across the US and Canada, including a keynote talk on community engagement at the Parking Australia Conference in Perth.
Casey Jones, CAPP
Vice President

Jones works with municipalities and universities to solve parking and transportation challenges.  He joined the company in 2013 after 18 years overseeing parking programs in Seattle, Portland, and Spokane, and at the University of Colorado and Boise State University.  Jones is past IPI chairman currently serves as Accredited Parking Organization board of directors and he is a Certified Administrator of Public Parking.
*CEUs are earned following successful completion and a passing score of 70 percent on the assessment.

Want to know more about The Accredited Parking Organization (APO) program?  Visit the website here.  



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