Develop a Competitive Edge with ICMA’s Certificate Programs
Certificate programs are educational programs designed to train people for specific jobs with focus on the training needed to work in various areas.
ICMA’s certificate programs will help you acquire the specialized knowledge and skills you need to succeed in today’s changing work environment.
Current certificate offerings
Emerging Leaders Development Program
Career Stage: Early Career (New to the local government profession or within their first seven years of local government work)
Two-year Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) featuring completion of the ICMA Essential Management Skills Certificate, a credentialed manager to serve as a career coach for two years, and Management Application Project participants design to demonstrate what they have learned.
Mid Career Managers Institute
Career Stage: Mid Career
The Mid Career Manager Institute’s (MCM) overall objective is to enhance and develop participants’ leadership abilities and effectiveness. This is accomplished by providing: broader understanding of their responsibilities as leaders; perspective on some of the critical leadership and management issues facing mid-career managers; and understanding and awareness of concepts and techniques relevant to local government management.