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Texas Certified Public Manager® Program

The William P. Hobby Center for Public Service

Training public and nonprofit managers in the ethical values and technical competencies associated with outstanding public service.



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What's New...

Texas CPM Graduation on Monday December 12th

The Texas CPM Graduation is scheduled for 2:30 pm December 12th at the Texas Capitol. Click here for additional information about the event.

Texas CPM Program Registration Now Open for a New Cycle of Courses in Arlington, Texas Starting January 12-13, 2017

Registration is now open for a new cycle of courses in the Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program. The CPM Program is scheduled to begin in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area on January 12-13, 2017. The Program will be offered in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. All classes will be held at the NCTCOG Offices in Arlington, Texas.

Click here for a CPM Schedule and additional information about the 2017 Arlington, Texas CPM Program. Click here to download a Texas CPM Program Brochure.

Howard and Marilyn Balanoff Receive Proclamation of Appreciation at National CPM Consortium Conference.

Dr. Howard Balanoff and Ms. Marilyn Balanoff received a "Proclamation of Appreciation" for Service to the National Certified Public Manager ® (CPM) Consortium at the Oct 23-25 Annual Conference in Baltimore MD.

Click here to view the Proclamation and picture.

Price Increase for CPM Courses in San Marcos, Round Rock & Arlington, Texas

The cost for a CPM course for Certification only in San Marcos and Round Rock is now $695 per course. The cost for the entire 7 course CPM Program for Certification only in San Marcos & Round Rock is now $4865. Starting January 1, 2016 with CPM Track 1 the cost for a CPM course in Arlington, Texas will be $695 and the cost for the 7 course CPM Program in Arlington will be $4865.Universities offering the Texas  CPM Program in other locations (i.e. Houston, Edinburg, Amarillo, Nacogdoches etc.) will set their prices separately. Check with CPM Program Directors at those locations for any scheduled price increases.

59 New CPM Graduates Recognized at the Texas Capitol on June 6, 2016

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2016 Texas CPM Conference

Over 120 CPM Alumni, students, faculty and graduates attended the 2016 Texas CPM Conference was conducted in Round  Rock, Texas on Friday April 8, 2016. Click here for information, pictures, Power Point slides and videos from the Conference.

Summer & Fall 2016 Academic Schedule

Click here for the 2016 CPM Academic Schedule for San Marcos & Round Rock, Texas.

43 New CPM Graduates Recognized at the Texas Capitol on December 12, 2015

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service graduated 43 new Texas Certified Public Managers at the Texas State Capitol on Monday December 12, 2015.

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Blast from the Past

Click here for a video of the 1st Texas CPM Graduation which was conducted by Governor George Bush in December 1996.