Vermont Certified Public Manager Program participants may transfer up to 6 credits into a UVM graduate program. 

The VCPM program is available to State of Vermont and municipal employees, and is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager Consortium. Admissions is managed through the Center for Achievement in Public Service.

VCPM participants may opt to get graduate credit through the UVM Master of Public Administration program or the Certificate of Graduate Studies in Community Resilience and Planning. Credits can also be used toward other UVM graduate programs as appropriate.

Public Service Leadership Course (3 credits)

Course includes these VCPM modules: Orientation, State Government, Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Competency, Working Effectively in Gropus, Ethics

Public Service Leadership Course Syllabus (docx)

Change Management Course (3 credits)

Course includes these VCPM modules: Guiding People and Systems through Change, Change Management, Project Management, Capstone, Informing and Influencing, Consulting

Change Management Course Syllabus (docx)

Process for turning VCPM modules into credit

  • If you wish to pursue credit, contact Julie Starr, Graduate Student Services Coordinator, to set up a meeting.
  • In order to receive credit, you will complete three assignments that demonstrate how your VCPM deliverables meet the MPA learning competencies (docx).
  • Examples and a timeline will be provided. 


More information coming soon.

VCPM Structure, Evaluation, & Credit Options

Core Competencies of the National Certified Public Manager Consortium:

Personal & Organizational Integrity

Managing Work

Leading People

Developing Self

Systemic Integration

Public Service Focus

Change Leadership