How to Apply - Heartland CPM Program

Eligibility for the Program

We ask that you meet the following criteria for eligibility in the Heartland CPM program:

  • Obtain a recommendation from your supervisor
  • Have at least one year's experience as a public employee 
  • Be a supervisor or manager (supervisors and managers will receive preference in the selection process over non-supervisory or non-managerial employees). 

Submitting Your Application:

  • Follow this link to the registration site to complete your application.
  • After completing the application, you'll receive a confirmation email with links to complete the following forms: 
    • The participant intent form indicating that you intend to participate fully and complete all program requirements
    • The supervisor recommendation form
  • Submit your electronic letter of recommendation and letter of intent to
  • To receive the early bird discount, your application should be received by October 31.  The regular rate begins on November 1.
  • We will continue to accept applications until we have full enrollment.
  • Note that space is limited so full enrollment could actually occur prior to the December 1 date.
  • We encourage you to apply early.


Candidates will receive written notification regarding their admission into the program once the letter referenced above are received. 

Questions? - Heartland Certified Public Manager ® (CPM)

Kate Nygren, Associate Director, Education Programs