Certified Public Manager

The Certified Public Manager program is designed to enhance and develop the skills of the participants to deal with “real-world” challenges and situations. All tracks are developed from a “practitioner’s” point of view, utilizing knowledge-based skill sets that can be incorporated within your career path. The information conveyed is team taught by a combination of academic and practitioner faculty.

The Texas Certified Public Manager Program (CPM) is a nationally accredited program by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium and it is cooperatively offered through the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service of Texas State University.

The CPM program is affiliated with the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program that is offered through the Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies, within the College of Liberal Arts. The UTRGV MPA program administers and coordinates the curriculum, which is a seven-track course spread over a 14-month period.

The Coordinator for the Certified Public Manager Program is Mr. John Milford, Graduate Professional Practitioner Lecturer, at the UTRGV Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies. Mr. Milford has over thirty-three years of professional administrative experience in local government and he has assembled an outstanding group of knowledgeable practicing professionals and academic faculty for each of the tracks.

Continuing Education Credit

As mandated by the Texas State Legislature, the CPM program has been approved for continuing education credit by the County Commissioners Education Committee. In addition, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (TCLOSE), the Texas State Board of Accountancy, and The County Treasurers’ Association have also endorsed the CPM program for continuing education credits. Upon successful completion of all course work and assignments, participants are eligible to receive the designation of “Certified Public Manager.”

If you are interested in this program, you may contact Mr. John Milford at john.milford@utrgv.edu.