August 2021 CPM Online Program

Classes meet online each week. Each week begins Monday and ends at midnight the following Sunday.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the Certified Public Management® Program, applicants are required to have completed at least 60 hours of learning activities that address the CPM Competencies. This requirement can be fulfilled through completion of one of the approved Supervisor Academies or other learning activities that address the CPM competencies. To begin the application process, please download and submit your completed CPM Application. Admitted applicants will be provided further instructions.

If you are an out of state applicant, please note as a member of the National Certified Public Managers® Consortium (NCPMC), when an out-of-state student approaches us, they must provide a participation agreement from their home state/territory CPM program approving of the student’s participation in ASU’s online program before applying with us. To see if a CPM program is available in your state, please click here.

Application Deadline: Applications are now closed


Due to higher than expected demand, we will be placing new applicants on a wait list  with an anticipated follow up on availablity by Aug. 12, 2021

Program Schedule: CPM Cohort 2108-O

Class Meeting Dates:

8/23/2021 - 9/26/2021
10/18/2021 - 11/21/2021 
1/10/2022 - 2/13/2022
3/7/2022 - 4/10/2022
5/2/2022 - 6/5/2022


TBD - 06/2022

Program Commitment:

To earn the Certified Public Manager® designation, you will need to be able to commit to the following requirements:

  • Complete all assignments on a weekly basis, averaging 10 hours per week
  • Submit all assignments by their designated due date
  • Actively engage in the learning process

Program Cost:

Registering for your seat in Course 1 will guarantee your seat for the entire program. You will need to register for subsequent courses (Courses 2-5) prior to the payment Due Date listed in the table below.

If you plan on paying via check or purchase order (PO), please contact Linda Hess at 602-496-1305 or for correct options on your registration.

  • $3,300 Arizona State Resident
  • $3,500 Non-Arizona State Resident

The following options for course payments are available:

  1. Full program payment (all five courses): Due August 9, 2021
  2. Payments by course are due on the dates listed below:
PaymentDue DateAZ ResidentNon-AZ Resident
Course #1 paymentAugust 9, 2021$660$700
Course #2 paymentOctober 4, 2021$660$700
Course #3 paymentDecember 27, 2021$660$700
Course #4 paymentFebruary 21, 2022$660$700
Course #5 paymentApril 18, 2022$660$700

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancellations received within two weeks of the first day of class will be assessed a $50.00 cancellation fee.

As of the first day of each class, program registration fees are non-refundable.