"There are noble public servants in all levels of government. This is one of the first times in my 25+ year career in public service that I’ve had an opportunity to 'work' with so many state employees."
"Being with so many different classmates from various departments allowed me to understand varied perspectives. The program was lots of work but was quite a satisfying experience and I am proud that I completed it."
"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."
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.
Program Quick Links
- CPM Program Application
- CPM Schedules & Locations
- CPM to SPAA Degree Pathway
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Spring 2024
- Freehold, Monmouth County -Thursdays starting March 20, 2024
- Wayne, Passaic County - Wednesdays starting May 8, 2024
VIRTUAL COHORT: FULL
- Spring 2024
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