Candidates for the Nevada Certified Public Manager Program must be employed by the State of Nevada, county, municipal, or federal government and meet one of the following criteria:
- Manage or supervise professionals, OR
- Hold a mid-level supervisory or managerial position (typically grade 32 or higher), responsible for providing technical or professional support to an agency, OR
- Be identified by the department director as an individual showing potential for advancement into such positions.
The NVCPM Program is demanding and requires participants to demonstrate:
- An openness to developing professionally and growing personally;
- The ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and competing priorities;
- The skill to maintain diverse working relationships; and
- A commitment to public service and to improving government services and outcomes.
Successful participants are high achievers in their respective positions and have support of their management. Applicants should demonstrate a high degree of critical thinking and analytical skills, conceptual ability, reading comprehension, and written and oral communication capabilities.
It is critical for employees and employers to understand the importance of commitment to the Program. Before committing to the Program, applicants and their supervisors should consider that the Program is very rigorous in scope and not considered to be “entry level.”