Certificate Programs

NHMA offers two certificate programs for members to help them build leadership skills and master the fiscal operations of their city or town.  Both programs are free to NHMA members.


Due to the overwhelming interest in this program, this program has reached maximum capacity and registration is now closed. Please note that we are looking into providing additional educational opportunities on these topics. 

If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for this program, please contact us at nhmaregistrations@nhmunicipal.org with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your incredible support of NHMA!

Financial Policies Certificate Series

Offered in odd years, NHMA has also developed this free Financial Policies Certificate Series for municipal officials who want to explore and improve the fiscal operations of their city or town. The certificate program complements the updating of NHMA’s publication, The Basics of Financial Policy, which provides municipal officials with an overview of basic financial policies. The eight-course curriculum covers core topics in financial management and is taught by NHMA's Government Finance Advisor, Katherine Heck.  The first cohort of municipal officials will begin the new certificate program in September, 2023.


The Academy for Good Governance

Offered in even years, The Academy for Good Governance is a series of seven courses created by NHMA and Primex, exclusively for elected governing body members (select board, town council, city council, board of aldermen, school board, and village district commissioners). Courses are taught by experienced attorneys and staff from NHMA, Primex, HealthTrust, and the New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA).  The next cohort of municipal officials will begin in September, 2024.