Program Format, Length, and Hours

The NVCPM Program is currently offered as cohorts, in consecutive months in Southern Nevada (Las Vegas) and Northern Nevada (Carson City). A cohort format is one in which participants attend as a group, starting and finishing a program together.

The Nevada CPM Program consists of several classroom sessions varying in length from 1 to 5 days over an 18 month period. During the program, participants may also be assigned several short application projects that will be completed outside the classroom sessions.

A Capstone Project and the Mandatory Supervisory Class Series must also be completed successfully for the participant to be awarded the Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation.


    Curriculum Component


    Phase I

    Program Orientation      4
    Foundations I 32
    Foundations II 32
    Operations I 25
    Operations II 21

    Phase II

    Capstone Project Initiation 7
    Projects Week (Capstone Planning | Group Consulting)           32
    Stewardship Seminar             32
    Capstone Project Work Day 7

    Workshop Series:                                                                                                             Crucial Accountability | Public Speaking | Baldridge Organizational Excellence Framework



    Practitioner Conversations: Budgeting | Legislative Process | Agency Leadership 21
    Classroom Instruction - Total Hours:
    Capstone Project (Execution | Closeout) and other Application Projects        52
    Total Program Hours: 300