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State of NJ Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM)

The nationally accredited State of New Jersey Certified Public Manager® Program is administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) and delivered by Rutgers University–Newark’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA).

NJ CPM Mission Statement: The New Jersey Certified Public Manager® Program develops public and nonprofit managers, administrators, and supervisors into efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders. 

Participants will gain the knowledge needed to tackle complex organizational challenges, manage their day-to-day operations more effectively, and grow as leaders. The program also provides a framework upon which leaders can build and apply throughout their career.

CPM graduates are awarded 30.2 CEU’s and may apply up to 15 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits toward a degree at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration. Learn more at CPM to SPAA Degree Pathway.

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The New Jersey Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program has returned to in person instruction. We are committed to providing a high-quality CPM program within a safe environment in which to operate. In the event the program cannot continue in-person, we will pivot to a virtual learning class.

IN PERSON COHORTS

  • Freehold 5 on Thursdays starting Feb. 2, 2023
  • Newark 8 on Tuesdays starting in May 2023
  • City of Atlantic City on Tuesdays starting Sept. 12, 2023
  • Lawrence Township, Oct. 2023

VIRTUAL COHORT

  • Fridays starting March 31, 2023
    One day per week for 10 months, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM via Zoom,  plus 3 hours independent study

ALL COHORTS MEET THE NATIONAL CPM REQUIREMENT OF 300 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.

The application should be submitted to the attention of Tira McCants at NJCPM@csc.nj.gov

 

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