The Public Affairs Council offers two certificate programs to strengthen practitioners’ expertise and prepare them for the next level of their career. The Certificate in Public Affairs Management and Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management programs follow rigorous curricula focused on building core knowledge, compliance expertise and community involvement.

Interested in applying for one of our certificate programs? View the recording of our informational webinar: Guiding Your Career Development: Learn More About the Council’s Certificate Programs.

Yvette Williams explains why pursuing a Council certificate is an investment in “You.”

Certificate in Public Affairs Management (NEW)

The Public Affairs Council’s Certificate in Public Affairs Management is geared toward current and rising leaders in public affairs. The program is designed to strengthen knowledge of best practices in public affairs management while also enhancing expertise in leading an integrated, collaborative and strategic public affairs function.

To apply for the program, individuals must have a minimum of seven, but preferably 10 or more, years of experience during which they have demonstrated responsibility for function management, cross-functional leadership and/or strategy-level decision-making for public affairs. There is no fee to apply.

  • Click here to learn more about the program.
  • View certificate requirements here.
  • Find credit-eligible programs here.

Apply now


Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management

The Public Affairs Council’s Certificate in PAC & Grassroots Management is geared toward mid-level public affairs professionals looking to improve their skills in the field. This certificate is designed to strengthen understanding of and expertise in two critical components of any political program: political action committees and grassroots advocacy.

To enroll in the program, individuals must have a minimum of two years’ experience in the public affairs field. There is no fee to apply.

  • Click here to learn more about the program.
  • View certificate requirements here.
  • Find credit-eligible programs here.

Apply now


Questions? Contact:
Rikki D. Amos
Director, U.S. Public Affairs Practice
202.787.5973 | email

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