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.

Financial Policies Certificate Series

Offered in odd years, NHMA has 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.  The first cohort of municipal officials completed the new certificate program in October 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.