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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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CPM Graduation Conducted at the Texas Capitol June 8, 2018

62 new graduates join more than 1800 Texas alumni Certified Public Managers©. Click here for the names of graduates, photos and the video of graduation speaker, Alexander Briseno.

Texas CPM Conference and William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture

The Texas CPM Conference was a great success, hosting over 100 participants from across the state and featuring Interim Chief Brian Manley of the Austin Police Department delivering the William P. Hobby Distinguished Lecture. See the 2018 Conference page for more information on the day, photos and the video of Chief Manley's presentation.

Dallas/Fort Worth CPM Program is Closed through December 2018

The 2018 Dallas/Fort Worth CPM Program in Arlington, Texas is closed for new participants. Individuals wishing to register for the 2019 Texas CPM Program in Arlington beginning in January 2019 should contact Dr. Howard Balanoff at or 512/245-3453.

Summer 2018 & Fall 2018 CPM Course Schedule with Academic Course Numbers for Round Rock & San Marcos

Click here for a listing of CPM courses that will be taught in San Marcos and Round Rock in the Summer & Fall 2018 semesters. The schedule includes course numbers for undergraduate and graduate academic credit. Registration for these courses is open now for both Academic Credit and Certification Credit. For academic credit registration in Banner for the Summer 18 Semester began on March 26, 2018 and ends on May 28, 2018. Academic registration for the Fall 18 Semester also began on March 26, 2018 and ends on July 31, 2018.

Conversion Chart for CPM Tracks to Academic Course Numbers in Round Rock and San Marcos.

Click here for a list of CPM Tracks offered in San Marcos and Round Rock with the course numbers for undergraduate and graduate academic courses.


Starting in the Fall 2017 Semester MPA Internships will be coordinated by Dr. Howard Balanoff, Professor & Director of the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service.

Click here for the Revised Internship Guidelines. For additional information please contact Dr. Balanoff at and/or 512/245-3453.

Click here to access the online MPA Student Data Internship Form. All MPA students whether or not they are interested in an Internship are required to complete this form.

Click here to access the online Employer Internship Request Form if you are a public or not-for-profit sector employer or a related private sector employer that is looking to hire an MPA Intern.

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.