Total Certificate Cost (2024-25) $6,417.50* Textboooks not included (apprx $100 - $200)
*Does not include registration and/or application fees
This program meets ONLINE, with select sessions at UW Tacoma
Our blended program is built to maximize both convience and the cohort connection
Some topics are best taught and practiced face-to-face, so several 7-hour in-person workshops at UW Tacoma are scheduled strategically throughout the program
Kick-off and close the program in person with your cohort
Live, virtual class sessions
Delivered over Zoom one or two nights a week
Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings (6:00p - 8:30p)
Mix of lecture, small group work, discussions, and practice
Asynchronous coursework and projects
Between in-person and online class sessions, you'll have a variety of readings, videos, online discussions, and other activities.
The time this work takes varies depending on the person, their learning style, familiarity with the topic, and familiarity with technology, but we estimate 4 - 6 hours a week in addition to class sessions.
Tentative 2024-25 Schedule
The final schedule will be available soon but the outline below is the expected schedule.
Our program is a proud member of the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium, the body that establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® (CPM) designation, a nationally-accredited, comprehensive management development program specifically designed to prepare managers for careers in federal, state, local government and in other organizations with a public purpose.