Member – Any person who has an interest in the purpose and mission of the AACPM may become a member by selecting AACPM as their Section of choice on their ASPA membership application.  Examples of members include graduates of CPM Programs accredited by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium, current CPM students (ASPA student member classification); public managers and officials that are not Certified Public Managers®; Retirees (ASPA Senior Member classification); and CPM Program directors and instructors.  Members have the rights, responsibilities and benefits listed below.

Membership Benefits

Membership within the Academy provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Membership in the AACPM Society representing the member’s geographic area, or as an unaffiliated member if no Chapter or Society exists in the member’s area
  • Receive all ASPA and AACPM publications
  • Member rates for all ASPA, Academy, ASPA Chapter and Society events and functions
  • Quarterly newsletter, The CPM Connection, with topics of interest to public managers
  • Networking with other professional managers from across the country
  • Education opportunities at the annual ASPA/AACPM Conference, featuring world class keynote speakers and high quality breakout sessions
  • Personal development through service opportunities on Committees and the Board of Directors
  • Access to AACPM sponsored scholarships and awards recognizing outstanding accomplishments by its’ members
  • Attractive certificate and pin recognizing membership in the AACPM
Rights and Responsibilities of Membership 

Membership in the AACPM carries with it a number of rights and responsibilities, including:

  • May use the designation “Member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers®”
  • May attend all Academy meetings and speak to any issues before the Academy
  • If a Fellow, may become a member of the House of Delegates, where they may vote on matters before the Academy
  • If a  Fellow, may seek and hold elective office
  • Shall follow professional and ethical principles at all times
  • Shall demonstrate active support for the Academy by attending meetings, volunteering for committees, and promoting the professional nature of the Academy

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