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Program Overview

The CPM program is a nationally accredited comprehensive statewide management development program specifically for managers in federal, state, and local government and for managers in the not for profit sector. The program’s primary goal is to improve the performance of public and not for profit sector managers and the organizational performance of state, local and federal government. It is a comprehensive course of study by which public managers can acquire and apply the best practices and theory to their management behaviors and strategies using prescribed sets of professional standards. The curriculum uses theory as the foundation and applies it to practical problems facing the participant, their agency/department, and the citizens. Those who complete the program earn a national trademark designation of CPM (Certified Public Manager®).

The Texas CPM Program is a 7 course sequence which leads to a nationally accredited public manager certification. The CPM Program is offered by Texas State University's William P. Hobby Center for Public service.


In addition to Texas State University the CPM Program is offered by Texas State University in with the following Texas universities:  Texas Tech, The University of Texas at Pan American, The University of Houston, Sam Houston State University and Stephen F. Austin State University.--Corpus Christi.

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CPM Brochure

Registration Information

For each track you must complete this course registration form, and mail a check or purchase order for $695.00, payable to Texas State University Continuing Education Program.

Mail payment and registration form to:

Dr. Howard R. Balanoff, Director

William P. Hobby Center for Public Service

Political Science Department

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, Texas 78666