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American Public Transportation Association

 Continuing Education

Certification for Conference Sessions

APTA is currently offering certification hours for the following organizations. Please refer to the program of each conference for specific conference details.  

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. APTA provides learning units (LU) for specialized sessions.   


AICP is the American Planning Association's professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice. APTA provides certification maintenance hours (CM) for specialized sessions. 

Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP)

The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) is a nationwide portal for education and career recordkeeping. It is a merger of quality education providers and engineers, surveyors, and related Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry professionals into one comprehensive education management system. RCEP is a one-stop solution for keeping you up-to-date with continuing education requirements, finding educational offerings from quality providers, and managing your continuing education activities - anytime, anywhere. APTA provides professional development hours (PDH) for specialized sessions.


Universal Public Procurement Certification council (UPPCC) 

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification programs. The CPPO and CPPB programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector. To date, the UPPCC has certified well over 10,000 professionals primarily within the US and Canada, but in other nations around the globe. APTA provides contact hours for specialized sessions which can be used for certification or re-certification.

2014 annual meeting & EXpo

These sessions are Approved for AICP credits for planners.

**Sessions marked with LZ are part of the Learning Zones on the EXPO floor. Refer to show brochure for more details.

**These sessions are pending approval. Please check back for the latest updates.

Monday, October 13

  • Volvo Group's City Mobility Initiative: Building Strategic Alliances for Greener Efficiency ( LZ)
  • Integrated Urban Mobility and Mobility Management (LZ)
  • Adaptation to Climate Change, a Risk-Based Approach (LZ)
  • Sustainability Reducing Your Operating Costs form Within (LZ)
  • Linking Transit & Land Use: Building & Sustaining Transit-Oriented Communities - 2.0 CM

Tuesday, October 14

  • Going Beyond Planning: Created Shared Visions for Future Transit (LZ)
  • From Bicycle Transit to Complete Streets: Promoting Access to Public Transportation (LZ)
  • Forging Partnerships: Developing Long-Range Plans through Inter-Agency Cooperation (LZ)
  • Transit Infrastructure: A Foundation for Sustainable Community (LZ)
  • Reimagining Transit, Regions, and Communities: A Texas Transit Roundup - 2.0 CM

Wednesday, October 15

  • U.S. EPA's Building Block Tools for Sustainable Communities (LZ)
  • Solutions and Strategies for Making Multimodal Transportation a Reality (LZ)

These sessions will provide contact hours for procurement professionals.

 Monday, October 13

  • How Can We Move Forward Together on DBE Participation in Transit Vehicles? - 1.5 contact hours
  • Rolling Stock Buy America Pre-Award & Post-Delivery Audits: Are You Ready? - 1.25 contact hours

Tuesday, October 14

  • Successful Bus Procurement Partnerships - 1.5 contact hours
  • Current Topics in Buy America - 1.5 contact hours
  • What a Procurement Officer Needs to Know About PPP's and PM/CM at Risk - 1.25 contact hours

Wednesday, October 15

  • Negotiated Procurements - 1.5 contact hours
  • Supply Chain Management in Transit - 1.5 contact hours
  • The Transit Board Members Role in Procurement - 1.5 contact hours


For more information contact APTA’s Cheryl Pyatt at or 202-496-4875.
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