Certified Public Manager Program Policy

The Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program provides in-depth, comprehensive, competency-based leadership development to middle managers in North Carolina’s state government agencies/universities and local government organizations. The 300-hour CPM Program format is blended, which means that participants complete some courses online. Online courses are supported through in-class application and skill enhancement. Approximately twelve in-class days (80 hours) are required of participants during the 16-month active CPM Program. Additionally, 120 hours are required outside the classroom sessions to complete online modules, and pre/post class assignments.