UAF Cooperative Extension Service Professional & Workforce Development

Alaska Certified Public Manager®

Building Leadership and Professionalism for Alaska’s Supervisors and Managers

As organizations are faced with greater demands for services with less funding to provide those services, efficient and effective management becomes imperative. The Alaska Certified Public Manager® (ACPM) program is recognized as an effective vehicle for gaining or upgrading professional, technical and management skills.

Program Benefits
The Alaska Certified Public Manager® program, through its curriculum and activities provides:
  • relevant learning
  • new approaches
  • practical solutions
  • networking opportunities
increasing the capacity of its participants to
  • lead people
  • manage work
  • develop self
Program Eligibility
Anyone, whether they work for the public sector, nonprofit agencies or private industry, interested in improving existing or gaining new management skills may register for a ACPM course or enroll in the ACPM program. Candidates for ACPM designation need a high degree of conceptual ability, reading comprehension skills, and written and oral communication skills. ACPM participants typically hold management or supervisory positions requiring direct supervision of other employees, although non-supervisors do enroll.

Program Admission
Participants do not have to be admitted to the ACPM program in order to take courses designated as ACPM courses. You may apply to the ACPM program at any time. However, in order to receive certificates of completion for Levels One - Certificate of Supervisory Management, Level Two - Certificate of Associate Manager and Level Three - Certified Public Manager® designation you must complete and submit the application form and pay an application fee. Application form coming soon.
For classes in other Alaskan communities, please contact Juella Sparks at 907-474-7115 or