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Eligibility to Participate

PDS Performance & Development Solutions

  • Candidates for the Iowa Certified Public ManagerĀ© program must manage people or projects.
  • Candidates must be employed by a government agency. Government agencies include municipal, county, township, federal, special district, state and regional governments.
  • Candidates must possess conceptual ability, reading comprehension and written and verbal communication capabilities.
  • Candidates must commit to completing the entire program, usually in a two-year period.
  • Candidates must complete the required application and receive endorsement of his or her immediate supervisor and organization director or designee.
  • Candidates must meet any additional criteria as determined by their organization.

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