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CPM Program Registration

iconEnrollment is open to all participants from the public and nonprofit sectors. A college degree is preferred but not required. Class size is limited to only 25 participants in order to provide more attention to each student. Persons signing up for the entire CPM Program will be guaranteed a space in each of the CPM courses.

Participants in the CPM courses may also be eligible for tuition reimbursement from their organizations. Since CPM tracks are often treated as short courses, which are directly related to an individual's professional development, the courses are often paid for by the participant's organization.

Participants paying for the certification on an individual track basis ($595 per track) will have the opportunity to receive their last track free of cost.  In order to take advantage of the savings, the participant must complete all assignments and meet attendance requirements of the previous tracks within two years from their start date.

The registration fee per course (track) is $595 if paying for the tracks one at a time. The total cost for the entire seven-track series is $4,165 and $3,695 when paid in advance (you save $470 when paying the entire program in advance). Course fees include class materials, break supplies, and some lunches.

Attendance Policy

In order to get the optimum benefit from the Certified Public Manager program, consistent attendance is required.  If an absence is necessary due to an illness or emergency, the student must contact the CPM director with the date and number of hours missed to request make-up work, which will include additional reading and written assignments.  A student cannot miss more than 10 hours total during the program.

Registration Information

To register for a track or the entire CPM Program, download the registration form (PDF), and mail, e-mail, or fax the completed form with your payment along with your resume. We accept checks (payable to the University of Houston), MasterCard, and VISA.

Three Payment Options*

  1. Mail your completed registration form with an updated resume and your check or credit card information to the attention of Emily Janowski at:

    CPM Program
    Hobby School of Public Affairs
    Bates Building
    4104 Martin Luther King Blvd.
    Houston, Texas 77204-5021

  2. Pay at the door. If you would like to attend, but unable to pre-pay at this time and want to bring payment with you to the first class meeting, please select the "Pay at the Door" option on the registration form and bring the completed form with payment on the first day of class.
  3. Invoice. If your organization/employer is paying for your enrollment, please select the "Invoice" option on the registration form and return to us by either mail or fax.

*Registration forms for each track need to be received at least seven working days prior to the start of each track. After that date you must contact Emily Janowski, CPM Program Director, at 713-743-7171 or to see if space is available.

After we receive your registration form you will receive an email confirmation. Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Refund Policy

Any written requests for cancellation must be sent to Emily Janowski at and be received prior to the start of the course. Registrants will receive an 80 percent refund. No refunds will be given after the start of each course. In the event of an insufficient number of registrants, HSPA reserves the right to cancel the course or reschedule it for a later date. A 100 percent refund will be made to the registrants in the event of a cancellation by the Hobby School of Public Affairs.


Please look over our FAQs. If you still have questions or need any assistance, feel free to contact our office at 713-743-7171.