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The Certified Public Manager program is a nationally-recognized program for training and developing public managers and supervisors. It is currently offered in 38 states and by the federal government. The primary goals are to professionalize public management and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Florida has one of the largest, and most successful, CPM Programs in the country, with 4,300 graduates from more than 100 agencies. Florida's CPM Program is administered by the Florida Center for Public Management, which is part of the Askew School of Public Administration at Florida State University.