New Jersey Certified Public Manager® (CPM)

CPM Program Mission

The NJ CPM Program develops public and nonprofit sector managers, administrators, and supervisors into efficient, effective, and ethical organizational leaders

CPM Overview

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

- New Jersey has provided the CPM program to public sector managers, supervisors, and administrators since 1984.

- The NJ CPM program delivers challenging theoretical concepts, practical learning activities, and real-world assignments that are essential for the development of management skills. This combined conceptual and experiential learning approach prepares program graduates with the necessary competencies to effectively impact organizations’ mission and performance goals in today’s dynamic public management environment.

- The NJ CPM Program participants meet one day a week for 10 months. All requirements for the program can be completed within a year. In-person cohorts are held statewide and a virtual option is offered annually. In the event the program cannot continue in-person, we will pivot to a virtual learning format.

- Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a CPM certificate and CPM designation issued jointly by the CSC and Rutgers SPAA.  Graduates are also awarded 30.2 CEU’s and may apply up to 15 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits toward a degree at Rutgers.

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