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Six State Programs Accredited to Provide the Certified Public Manager® Designation

The National Certified Public Manager® Consortium approved six state programs for Continued Accreditation at their Annual meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona on September 29-30, 2015. Each of these accredited organizations provides training programs leading to the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) designation for their graduates and has the responsibility for assuring that the use of the CPM designation in their state meets the national standards set by the Consortium.


Continued Accreditation was granted to the following programs (year of initial accreditation):

Colorado, Buechner Institute for Governance, University of Colorado-Denver (2010)

Florida, Florida Center for Public Management, Florida State University (1980)

Nevada, Nevada State Department of Personnel (2005)

New Jersey, New Jersey Civil Service Commission, Division of Administration and Training (1984)

Texas, William P. Hobby Center for Public Service, Texas State University (1996)

Wyoming, Workforce & Community Development, Laramie County Community College (2010)

Each of these programs has met the requirements to provide a training program for public sector supervisors and managers that meet the core competencies of:


1.       Personal and Organizational Integrity

2.       Managing Work

3.       Leading People

4.       Developing Self

5.       Systemic Integration

6.       Public Service Focus

7.       Change Leadership


A key component of the program is the completion of a Capstone Project where the participant utilizes the core competencies to offer improvements to the organization where they work or to address public policy issue within their state or local governments.

Formed in 1979 and incorporated in 1980, the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® designation. It was founded on the principle that the quality and efficiency of management in government has 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 Consortium promotes CPM programs by providing and monitoring accreditation standards, facilitating program development, encouraging innovation and developing linkages with programs and organizations with similar concerns.


Contacts for Accredited Programs

Benoy Jacob
Buechner Institute for Governance
University of Colorado-Denver
School of Public Affairs
1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500
Denver, CO  80204
303-315-2990     FAX: 303-315-2229


Ben Green
Florida Center for Public Management
Florida State University
Suite 4600 City Centre
227 North Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301


Patricia Hoppe*
Nevada State Department of Personnel
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 1400
Las Vegas, NV 89101-1046
702-486-2928                     FAX: 702-486-2661


New Jersey
Wayne Jeter*
NJ Civil Service Commission
Division of Administration and Training
P.O. Box 311
Trenton, NJ 08625-0311
609-777-1558`    FAX:  609-984-4081


Howard Balanoff*
William P. Hobby Center for Public Service
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
512-245-3453                     FAX: 512-331-7293


Rhonda P. Priest
Workforce & Community Development
Laramie County Community College
1400 East College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82007