CDM Program


FASD Certified District Managers Program

 The 2018 FASD Certified District Managers Program is scheduled for January 15-19, 2018 in Tallahassee, FL. Attendees will take part in the FASD 2018 Legislative Forum on January 17, 2018. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Late applications will be accepted on a case by case basis.

Download Application Here ●  Download Scholarship Form Here

The purpose of this education program is to ensure that district managers comply with the Florida Statutes governing special districts.  Core subjects special district staff are presented in the program, followed by a written project.  Successful graduates are recognized and awarded their certification each year at the FASD Annual Conference in June. In 2004, the Association, in conjunction with the former Department of Community Affairs (now Department of Economic Opportunity), created the Certified District Manager (CDM) Program and partnered with Florida State University’s Askew School of Government to provide the best possible certification program for this field.  This Program not only recognizes the professional and educational accomplishments of district managers of special districts, but promotes professionalism among the members of this profession.

Subjects covered include:

  • Contract Management and Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Public Information and Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting
  • Board Relations
  • Ethics and Sunshine Law
  • Collective Bargaining

The application must submitted by the deadline noted above. Electronic application submittable are preferred; please email to You may also fax it to 239-472-2422.

If you would like to mail your application, please mail to:

    Attn. Mary Hickey
Sanibel Fire Rescue District
2351 Palm Ridge Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957