Applying to the Public Health Management Certificate Program

Registration for the 2012-2013 Public Health Management Certificate program is closed. If you are interested in participating in the next program, please contact Janell Blackmer for more information.

Steps to apply include:

  1. Submit an application form (2012-2013 registration is closed. Registration for the next program is not yet available).
  2. Submit a brief explanation (500 words or less) of your expectations of the program and how you would benefit from participation in the program.
  3. Submit a 1–2 page résumé.
  4. Send a letter of support from your health director or agency director to Janell Blackmer (you can e-mail it or attach and send with the rest of the application).
Quick Facts 2012–13 Public Health Management Certificate
When: August 2012 to July 2013
Program format:
Combination on-site, distance-based program
One on-site session:
University of Washington, Seattle campus
August 20–23, 2012
Registration deadline:
CLOSED. Program is full.
$3,500 per person

Where do I send my application?

Traditional Mail:
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
Att: Trudy White / Management Certificate
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98105

Fax: 206.616.9415


What was the 2012-2013 program cost?

2012 registration for the 12-month program was $3,000 if the application was received before June 1, 2012. Registration specifically includes program faculty, access to distance learning technologies, a 360-degree assessment tool, and most meals during the on-site session. Travel, lodging, and some dinners during the four-day session in Seattle are not included. Registration for applications received after June 1st was $3,500.

A $150 deposit is required with each application. If you are accepted into the program, this will be applied to the registration fee. If you are not accepted into the program, the $150 deposit will be refunded in full.

What happens if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellation must be in writing. Refunds, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued up to July 26, 2013. After that date, registration fees are forfeited.

What was the 2012-2013 program deadline?

The 2012 early registration deadline, to receive the $3,000 cost structure for the 12-month program, is June 1, 2012. All registrations must be received by July 11, 2012 in order to be considered. Registrations received after June 1 will be charged $3,500, if accepted into the program.

Who should apply?

The Public Health Management Certificate program is designed for public health professionals who are in a management position or aspiring to be in a management position. This program develops the skills to manage people and teams, money, and information. Visit the overview pages for more information about how the Public Health Management Certificate program benefits the scholar and the scholar's agency.

How long is the program?

The Public Health Management Certificate program is designed to be a one-year learning experience. Scholars all start at the same time and are expected to go through the core curriculum as a cohort. However, for individuals who complete the core courses but are not able to complete the electives within one year, an extension of up to 12 months can be granted for completion of the electives.

What is the scholar time commitment?

There is one on-site at the beginning of the program which spans 4 days (August 20-23, 2012) where all scholars will travel to Seattle, WA for in-person instruction and acclimation. The rest of the 12-month learning experience will be conducted via distance-based learning techniques, including online courses, webinars, etc. Scholars can expect to spend an average weekly preparation time of approximately 2-4 hours; and 2-3 hours per week in distance-based small or large group sessions. Visit the curriculum pages for more information about the courses.

Where should I stay during the August 20-23, 2012 on-site in Seattle?

There are a number of hotels within short distance of the on-site, which is being held near the University of Washington campus. Hotel Deca (located at 4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE,  Seattle, WA 98105) is offering a rate of $135 for a deluxe room or $159 for Junior Suites for PHMC program scholars. Individuals can call 1.800.899.0251 to make reservations and mention that you are a PHMC scholar for the discount.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Trudy San Jose White at or 206.685.2931. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Janell Blackmer at or 206.616.9414.