Certified Public Manager Program (CPM)


The Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program is a nationally recognized and nationally accredited leadership development program for public managers and supervisors. The CPM Program is designed for public administrators who wish to learn both current management theory and useful techniques in order to improve their performance as managers in the public sector.  The vision of the CPM Program is to develop “world class leaders and managers for public service.” 

Professional and developmental in nature, the CPM Program is designed to prepare managers for increasingly complex and demanding governmental issues. At the completion of each program level, participants will develop practical applications relevant to advancing the mission and objectives of their organizations.

The CPM designation, like the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, is a professional rather than an academic credential.  Those who complete the CPM Program will earn the national designation of Certified Public Manager.