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About the Certified Public Manager® Program

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Offered by the Idaho Division of Human Resources, CPM® is a nationally accredited comprehensive public management development program designed to develop the effectiveness of city, county, state, and federal public managers.

CPM® benefits for employees and for their employers.   The Idaho CPM® program was established in 1999 and since that time 617 public managers from across the state have obtained a nationally recognized CPM® designation. 

CPM Public Manager Program Vision and Mission

Mission: Idaho’s CPM® program will provide training and certification opportunities to support effective, innovative, and collaborative leaders throughout the State to serve all of Idaho.

Vision: To equip Idaho’s future leaders to meet today’s challenges and to create a better tomorrow.

Idaho’s CPM® Program Goals

• Strengthen organizational performance by improving the effectiveness of Idaho’s public managers

• Recognize and promote public management as a profession

• Provide a course of study which public management principles and skills can be acquired and applied

• Foster access to relevant training and education to Idaho’s public managers

• Establish an objective assessment of a public manager’s professional knowledge and performance

• Establish a standard by which public managers can be recognized

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