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Sam Wilkins, Director
South Carolina Office
of Human Resources
8301 Parklane Road
Suite A220
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 896-5300


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The South Carolina Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program is a Nationally Accredited management development program for managers and supervisors in South Carolina state government. The program was initially accredited by the National CPM Consortium in 1996 and was reaccredited in 2006.

Philosophically, the South Carolina CPM Program strives to encourage innovative management practices and high ethical standards. The mission of the CPM Program is to provide quality training for public administrators, to assist agencies in developing future leaders, and to recognize management as a profession in the public sector. The CPM Program promotes on-the-job application of learning, gives participants experience in solving agency problems, develops human resources and encourages networking with CPM graduates in other states.

Program Administration and Advisory Committee

Overall administration and curriculum direction of the South Carolina CPM Program is provided by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board's Office of Human Resources. The CPM Advisory Committee advises on policy, program content, and agency needs.