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Formed in 1979, the National Certified Public Manager®
rtium establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® designation. The quality and efficiency of management in government have a major impact on the lives of citizens and the orderly functioning of society. Systematic training programs are essential to maintain and improve the effectiveness and professionalism of government managers.

The purpose of the Consortium is to promote CPM programs by providing and monitoring accreditation standards, facilitating program development, encouraging innovation and developing linkages with programs and organizations with similar concerns.

 Those earning the Certified Public Manager® designation are eligible to become Fellows of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers.  

For additional information about the National CPM Program, please click here for two articles. One of the articles appeared in journal, The Public Manager and a second article appeared in the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) PA Times.

What's New...

Consortium Seeks New Administrator

The National Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Consortium requests proposals for administrative services in support of the Consortium. Proposals will be accepted from individuals or from organizations. However, organizations must designate an individual who will be the primary point of contact through the duration of the contract for Consortium administrative services and substantiate his/her experience and ability to perform the work.

Download the summary here. Proposals are due by midnight Eastern Time on May 25, 2016.

Future Meetings and Conferences


The 2016 Annual Business Meeting of the NCPMC will take place at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, MD on October 23-25, 2016.  Click here for more information and to register.