New Jersey Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM)

The New Jersey Certified Public Manager® Program is designed to develop public sector managers, administrators, and supervisors into efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders


John Decker, Police Lt. – Jackson Police Department

"The Rutgers CPM program has assisted me in developing a better overall understanding of the responsibilities involved with being a leader and meeting the challenges presented in my day to day tasks more effectively in today's public sector workforce. In addition, I enjoyed being in class with numerous other public sector supervisors and working together as a team to develop better solutions and approaches to real life workplace problems."

Fire Chief Joseph V. Palumbo, Sr., CPM – Pennsauken Fire Department

"A great program for any Public Manager if you are looking to excel in your role and develop your organization with direct benefits to the people you serve. The education, the pace of work and the networking among your peers are the best parts of the program." 

Program Contacts

  • Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration
    Jane Sharp, MPA
    Rutgers Director, Certified Public Manager Program
  • State of NJ Civil Service Commission
    (for application and eligibility requirements)
    Tira McCants
    State CPM Coordinator
    Office of Administration and Training
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