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Texas State University - Public Administration Magazine

The Texas State University Public Administration Program has just published the PA Magazine.  In addition to articles about the Political Science Department’s Public Administration Programs the Magazine includes articles about Texas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program.

Click here to access the PA Magazine in its entirety.


Registration Spring 2015 Courses

Regular Registration for the Spring 2015 CPM courses for academic credit begins on October 9th & ends of December 16, 2014. Expect to pay a late registration fee if you register after the December 16th date.

Click here for a list of CPM courses that are being offered in San Marcos, Round Rock & San Antonio, Texas.


Spring, Summer & Fall 2015

Click here for a schedule of CPM courses being offered for academic credit in the Spring, Summer & Fall 2015 semesters in San Marcos, Round Rock and San Antonio, Texas.


Academic Registration for CPM Courses in San Marcos, Round Rock & San Antonio, Texas

Registration for the Spring 2015 Semester begins on October 9, 2014 If you wish to receive academic credit for CPM courses click here for a Spring 2015 schedule of CPM courses with academic and CRN numbers which are required for academic registration in Banner.  Also open the link “Applying for CPM Courses for Academic Credit for Spring 2015 Semester” at the top of this page, follow the instructions and be sure to complete the online ODEL application prior to registering for CPM courses in Banner. If you are registering for Certification only then open the link “Register for CPM Courses for Certification Not Academic Credit” and follow the instructions for registration and payment.


Texas State University’s MPA Program Celebrates its 40th Anniversary at the Centex ASPA Public Service Recognition Week Banquet

The event is sponsored by William P. Hobby Center for Public Service. Click here for information and pictures. 


TEXAS CPM CONFERENCE IN ROUND ROCK, TEXAS APRIL 11, 2014

Texas CPM Conference Conducted on April 11th in Round Rock, Texas. General Monty Miegs delivered the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture.

Click here for information, videos & pictures of the 2014 CPM Conference and Hobby Distinguished Lecture.


Texas Tech’s CPM Program in Abilene

Texas CPM Program to be offered in Abilene by Texas Tech. Click here for details.


Texas State University’s CPM Program in San Antonio

Texas State University’s CPM Program is scheduled to start in June 2014 at the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) in San Antonio. Click here for CPM Schedule and information.


December Texas CPM Program Graduation

Texas CPM Program Graduates 59 at Texas Capitol on December 9, 2013.

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Public Funds Investment Act Internet Course

Applications Now Being Accepted
Registration is underway for the Public Funds Investment Act Internet Course.  This course offers an open enrollment and requires at least 10 hours of independent study for certification and recertification.  You may register and begin this course at a time of your own choosing.  Click here for more information.


Houston City Council Proclaims July 30, 2013 as Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Day

Click here for Proclamation text and pictures


2013 Annual Conference of the Texas City Management Association

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service was a major participant at the 2013 Texas City Management Association (TCMA) Conference which was held from June 20 – 23, 2013 in San Marcos, Texas. 

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June Texas CPM Program Graduation

Texas CPM Program Graduates 33 at Texas Capitol on June 10, 2013.

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Centrex ASPA Public Service Recognition Week Awards Banquet

Texas State University’s William P. Hobby Center for Public Service was one of 3 major sponsors of the Centex ASPA Public Service Recognition Week Awards Banquet which was held on May 22, 2013.

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International CPM Program - Baltics

Hobby Center begins International CPM Program in the Baltics.

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2013 CPM Conference

Click here for a review of the 2013 Texas CPM Conference which was held in Round Rock, Texas on April 12th. The review includes Power Point presentations, pictures and videos from speakers including Scott McCown, Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities who delivered the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture at the Conference. 


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.


National CPM Program

For additional information about the National CPM Program, please click here for a link to two articles about the CPM Program one appeared in the journal, The Public Manager and the other in PA Times.