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CPM Cohort 15 Graduation

Michigan's Certified Public Manager Program

Saginaw Valley State University is home to the only public manager program accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium®.  This program is great leadership training for public service employees, in leadership roles and elected officials.  The program consists of nine (9) curriculum competencies covered in a 10-month period that is delivered through a convenient hybrid course format; specifically designed for the busy professional in mind.



Marcie Post - founder of Middle of the Mitt Miracle League
This was a fabulous program...even if you are already a leader, this program will make you a better one.

G.R., - Bangor Twp., MI

Cohort 16 Application is Available!

To Apply for this Cohort Click here:  2022-2023 Michigan CPM - Cohort 16

Space is limited and first consideration for admission to the program will go in order of when applications are received.



A 308-hour accredited management training and certification program that provides a comprehensive course of study, built on recognized public management theories, tools, and best practices; and trains managers to apply these theories and practices to the challenges they face as individuals and leaders in the service of the public.


General Information:

Cohort 16 applications are currently available by clicking the link above.  Applications will be accepted until January 7, 2023 or until cohort is at capacity. Cohort 16 is scheduled to start February 2023.

Face-to-Face dates and locations are as follows: 

*All workshop dates are tentative due to current circumstances with COVID-19. We are following recommendations from the CDC, the local government/community, and our workshop facilities.

Cohort 16 Schedule:

When? Where?
2/24/2023 Virtual
3/24/2023 SVSU Riverfront Location
4/21/2023 Virtual
5/19/2023 SVSU Riverfront Location
6/23/2023 Virtual
7/21/2023 SVSU Riverfront Location
8/18/2023 Virtual
9/22/2023 SVSU Riverfront Location
10/20/2023 Virtual
11/17/2023 SVSU Riverfront Location









The Michigan CPM Program is delivered using a hybrid format as follows:

--5 Face-to-Face Lectures
--5 Virtual Lectures
--Hands-on participation and discussion with professional day-to-day scenarios
--Selected reading assignments to align with the 9 course competencies
--A Capstone Project and Presentation
--A Comprehensive Examination
--A Graduation Ceremony








Who Should Attend?

The Michigan CPM Program is appropriate for a wide range of persons in public service careers, as well as persons in leadership roles who are seeking management training, including:

  • Persons with some, and even considerable, experience in the public sector who can benefit from the conceptual foundation and analytical framework provided by the program
  • Persons whose interests lie primarily in the nonprofit sector given its public service orientation
  • Elected officials, middle managers, professionals who have program management responsibilities but may not supervise employees directly, and supervisors of professional staff – e.g., firefighters, law enforcement, public health care officials, public works and other personnel from state and local government agencies
  • Administrative personnel in universities, advocacy, grant-making and civic organizations


Program Cost

The total cost for the course is $2,995.00.



Starting in with academic year (August 2018), anyone who successfully completes the CPM training program (and produces proof of completion for Cohort 9 or newer) will be granted 6 credits (two classes) toward the Master of Public Administration Program. The candidate will need to apply for the MPA program and be successfully admitted prior to the granting of the 6 credit hours. For more information on SVSU's MPA program visit


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Michigan Certified Public Manager® (MCPM) Program Refund Policy

Students that withdraw from the program up to two weeks prior to the start of classes will receive a refund of the program fees paid less a $300 cancellation charge. Students withdrawing after this, but before the start of the first class may receive a refund of the program fees less $600. Students withdrawing from the programs after the start of the first class but before completing the first online course may transfer to the next scheduled program offering but their program fees will not be refunded.

Students who enroll in a payment plan are obligated to pay the full course fee if they cancel at any time after the two-week deadline or after the start of the course. Students will be given the opportunity to transfer to the next scheduled MCPM® course.

  • All transfers into future courses are accepted with a ~9% transfer fee calculated from the original registration costs. Transfers are also subjected to the availability of spot in the future course.

Sallie Mae Loan Option

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Applications are being accepted now.  Space is limited.  

CPM participants sitting in a classroom
A must have for everyone serving as a steward for their community.

M.S. - Hazel Park, MI


SVSU's Professional Development
Curtiss Hall C201, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4048