A. There is hereby created the Certified Public Manager Program within the Office of Personnel Management. The Program shall be administered by the Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management. The purpose of the Program shall be to develop the management skills of those employees and persons who enter into the Program and to assist state agencies and other employers in the identification and development of future managers and leaders. The Program, when space is available, may be available to political subdivisions and not-for-profit employers.
B. The Administrator of the Office of Personnel Management shall adopt rules necessary to implement the Certified Public Manager Program. These shall include:
1. Admission and curriculum requirements for the Program; and
2. Fees sufficient for the operation of the Program. Fees charged to state agencies for their employees who participate in the Program may be less than fees charged to other employers for persons employed by them. The Administrator shall also require a nominal fee to be charged individuals who participate in the Program.