Cpm Classes and Graduations

Certified Public Manager Classes and Graduations

1997 – Present

The Society is open to all Certified Pubic Managers, but its membership is composed principally of graduates of the Washington, DC metropolitan area CPM programs: the Program for Excellence in Municipal Management (PEMM) created by the District of Columbia Government and George Washington University; and the Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE), created by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the George Washington University.

The PEMM began in the summer of 1997, graduating its first class of CPMs in July, 1998, while the IRE began in 2001, graduating its first class of CPMs in September, 2002.  Since the Certified Public Manager Program began in the Washington metropolitan area, almost 700 public managers from the area’s local governments have obtained their certifications. The PEMM program has averaged about two classes of graduates per year while the IRE program produces one class of graduates per year.  Additionally, the US Department of Agriculture Graduate School conducts CPM classes on a less regular schedule than the other two programs, and its graduates are often from governments and agencies outside of the Washington area.

CPM Class Graduation Dates
Program Class

Graduation Date

PEMM 1

 July 1998

PEMM 2

 17 October 1998

PEMM 3

 20 March 1999

PEMM 4

 23 July 1999

PEMM 5

 10 December 1999

PEMM 6

 11 August 2000

PEMM 7

 1 December 2000

PEMM 8

 23 March 2001

PEMM 9

 17 August 2001

PEMM 10

 11 January 2002

PEMM 11

 26 April 2002

IRE 1

 September 2002

PEMM 12

 13 September 2002

PEMM 13

 17 January 2003

PEMM 14

 25 April 2003

PEMM 15

 22 August 2003

IRE 2

 September 2003

PEMM 16

 23 April 2004

IRE 3

 September 2004

PEMM 17
IRE 4

 September 2005

IRE 5