Approved Institutes

There are currently 19 APWA nationally-approved Public Works Institutes. Basics about each Institute are provided below, or you may click here to see an expanded PDF version of the matrix, including contact information.

Chapter and Academic
Affiliation

Class Format

Duration

Cost to Complete

Arizona

Face-to-Face 2 Years
4 3-day courses alternating
Fall/Spring
$900
$225 per course
Electronic materials included
Printed materials $15
Chapter Scholarships available
Florida
Indian River State College (IRSC)
Face-to-Face
and Online
1 Year
3 30-hour modules; live 3 days  each;
online 6 weeks each
$945 Live
$1,197 Online

$315 per module live;
$399 per module online
Materials included
Chapter Scholarships available
Georgia (Certificate of Public  Works  Management)
Univ. of Georgia
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Face-to-Face 3 Years
6 sessions of 15 credit hours each;
2 sessions per year Jan/July
$2,370
$395 per session; includes meals
but does not include lodging 
Materials included
Illinois & Chicago Metro (Illinois Public Service Institute)
Southern Illinois Univ. and Northern Illinois Univ.
 
Face-to-Face 3 Years
1 week per year October; 
Courses are non-consecutive, so participants can start at any time
$2,085
$695 per year; includes meals
but does not include lodging
Materials included
Chapter Scholarships available
Iowa (Public  Employees  Leadership Institute)
Iowa State Univ.
Online Self-Paced
14 modules; each module 6-8  hours
$1,050
$75 per module
Materials included
Kansas City Metro

Face-to-Face 2 Years 
4 3-day modules; Spring/Fall sessions
$1,000
$250 per module
Materials included
Michigan (Michigan Public Service Institute)
Central Michigan Univ.
Face-to-Face 3 Years
1 week per year; 
Courses are non-consecutive, so participants can start at any time
$2,085
$695 per year; includes meals
but does not include lodging
Materials included
Mid Atlantic
Virginia Tech
Face-to Face 2 Years
4 3-day sessions; Spring/Fall sessions 
$2,380-$3,580
$595 per module for APWA members ($695 after deadline)
$795 per module for non-members ($895 after deadline)
Materials included
Minnesota
North Hennepin Community  College
Face-to-Face 2 Years
4 public works courses: 2 Spring/2 Fall; 
 2 communication courses
$4,200
$700 per course 
Materials included
New England
Norwich Univ. College of Graduate & Continuing  Studies
Online 8 months
4 8-week blocks
$1,050
$300 for each blocks 1-3; $150 for block 4
Materials: $38.50
Northern California

Face-to-Face 1-2 Years
4 3-day modules
$1,580 Members
$1,980 Non-Members

$395 per module (members)
$495 per module (non-members)
Materials: $35
Washington & Oregon
(Northwest  PWI)
Face-to-Face 1-3 Years
3 4-day modules; 
Candidates can attend classes in
Washington and/or Oregon
$1,430 - $1,905
$450 - $650 per module
(cost varies between WA & OR)
Materials included
Colorado (Rocky  Mountain Region PWI) Face-to-Face 1 Year
5 two-day sessions every other month (Jan-Sept)" final sssion @ annual conference (Oct)
$1,700
Materials included
Texas

Face-to-Face 2 Years
4 3-day modules; Spring/Fall  sessions
$1,988 Members
$2,140 Non-Members

$497 per module members
$535 per module non-members
Chapter Scholarships available
Sacramento

Face-to-Face 2 Years
4 3-day modules
$1,180 for public works employees or APWA members
$1,580 private sector employees that are APWA non-members

$295 per module for public works employees or APWA members
$395 per module for private sector employees that are APWA non-members
Materials (optional) $50
Southern California

Face-to-Face 2 Years
4 3-day modules
$1,596 Members
$1,996 Non-Members

$399 per module members
$499 per module non-members
Materials included
 San Diego/Imperial Counties  Face-to-Face 4 years
4 3-day modules
$1,396 Members
$1,796 Non-Members

$349 per module members
$449 per module non-members
Materials included
Utah (Public Works Leadership  Institute)

Face-to-Face 2 Years
3 4-day modules; Spring/Fall  sessions
$1,497
$499 per course 
Materials included
Wisconsin (Wisconsin Public  Works  Management Institute)
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Engineering Professional Development (EPD)
Face-to-Face 1 Year
All classes are offered each calendar year
$2,335
$120 per class
Materials included
Chapter Scholarships available