Certified Public Managers Program (CPM)


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The New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program equips participants with the skills and competencies needed to impact their organization’s efforts to meet its mission and performance goals in today’s dynamic public management environment. 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.

The NJ CPM Program is designed around the core leadership requirements established by the National Consortium of Certified Public Managers. It is operated under a contract between the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers-Newark, the LEARN division within the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers-New Brunswick, and the Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration and the School of Business at Rutgers-Camden. The State of New Jersey’s Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI) oversees the NJ CPM Program.

In addition to the traditional CPM Program, a CPM Finisher Program is offered to students who have completed the previously available State of New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program Levels I, II, and III and received their HRDI certificate in Supervisory Management.

Who Should Attend:

Managers, administrators and supervisors in public organizations in New Jersey.

Schedule and Location:
Click Here for New Brunswick Schedule


Click Here for South Brunswick Schedule

All classes run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The two locations for the CPM classes are:

  • Rutgers University Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

  • South Brunswick Police Department, Route 522/Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852


  • To download a copy of the CPM Program application, click here.
  • To download a copy of the CPM Finisher Program application, click here.

Follow the instructions on the application - all completed applications must be sent to:

State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury

Office of Workforce Initiatives and Development

Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI)

PO Box 318, Trenton, NJ 08625

Program Cost:

The cost includes all materials required for the program. The full NJ CPM Program is $3325 per participant. The cost for the CPM Finisher Program is $1995 per participant.


Contact Ingrid Castillo, MPA Director, CPM Program
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Newark Campus