The NM EDGE
4001 Office Court Drive, Suite 308
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
ABQ Offices for the NM EDGE will be located in Building H on CNM's Montoya Campus (Montgomery at Morris).
Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 275
NMSU Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM 80003
Mary C. DeLorenzo, Program Director
Elia Galindo, Database Report Writer
Lucinda Banegas-Carreon, Extension Associate II
Jeanine Eden, Program Coordinator
Chantel Barton, Sr. Fiscal Assistant
Marilyn Cimalore, Program Assistant
Judy Gurule, Program Assistant
Anissa Nuanez, Program Support
Tyler Koehler, Program Support
Phone: (575) 646 0314 (Albuquerque) / (575) 646-4304 (Las Cruces)
NM EDGE, a service of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, is a program designed to provide a comprehensive course of study to administrators, managers, elected officials, and staff in local, state, tribal, and national government, through which participants can acquire and apply the best practices and theory to their management behaviors and strategies using the highest professional standards.
News From the NM EDGE
September 2016 Honing Your NM EDGE In-put Survey NOW OPEN!
With June Classes and Graduation now behind us, its time to start preparing for NM EDGE September 2016 classes that will be held in Albuquerque on the CNM Workforce Training Center on I-25 and Alameda during the week of September 26 - 30, 2016.
Before we finalize our schedule of classes, we want to give you the opportunity to provide us with your input on classes.
To provide with your input:
- Be sure to check your transcript first. Visit:
- Use your certification checklist to identify the classes you want to take in September. For a list of NM EDGE certification checklists, please visit:
Then to give us your input complete the NM EDGE Class Input Survey at:
Thank you for your continued support of the NM EDGE and please let us know how we can better support you in your pursuit of your educational goals!
Questions? Please call us at (575) 646-0335 or e-mail us at NMEDGE@nmsu.edu with any questions.
Certificate Audit Submission Information
Audit Submission deadline is FAST approaching!
If you have completed classes towards a certification, be sure to submit an audit during the next Audit window, which is: August 28, 2016 - October 31, 2016.
Go to the NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.
- Using the navigation bar on the left, select Certification Audit. Use the arrow to show the menu of certification choices, select the audit you want, and then submit. Please press submit ONLY once.
- The audit is to verify that you have completed all of your classes, and to assign you an Academic Advisor to work with you on your Culminating Experience, and to prepare you for graduation.
- For those of you who have completed all of your CPS classes, please submit your audit right away. The CPS Assessments are by invitation only. Once we know who qualifies to be invited, we will notify you and set the date.
If you are planning to take classes in September at the CNM Workforce Training Center, please give us your class choices by using the link below.
CLICK here: Sept 2016 Input Survey.
Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team
Ongoing Purchasing Class Opportunities
ENROLLMENT for August 2016 Advanced Public Purchasing Foundation Classes is NOW OPEN through August 8, 2016. Classes will be held August 16 - 19, 2016 in Albuquerque at the CNM Workforce Training Center on I-25 and Alameda. Classes fill quickly so please don't delay, enroll TODAY! See details below.
Dear Chief Procurement Officer and Public Purchasing Staff,The NM EDGE is pleased to announce that the Public Purchasing Foundation Classes & Culminating Test program will be offered quarterly in Albuquerque! This is your most direct route to the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) designation certified through NM State Purchasing. In addition, all other classes in our NM Public Purchasing Professional Certification will be offered Fall of 2016 for anyone that wants to continue towards their NMPPP certification through NM EDGE. Both of these programs (described below) will provide a means to CPO designation through State Purchasing. Our classes are 3 hours, delivered face-to-face, and require a passing grade of 6 or better out of 10 on the post test for each class.
Foundation Classes +Test Delivery Schedule
August 16-19, 2016 (enrollment open-see enrollment information below)
NEW LOCATION: CNM Workforce Training Center on I-25 and Alameda
Click here for a CNM Workforce Training Center map.
- NM EDGE Public Purchasing Foundation Classes & Culminating Test= 6 classes + test (test counts as 1 class) This mini-curriculum provides the basics of New Mexico procurement and interaction with seasoned professional.
- Successful completion of these 6 classes apply towards the full certification should you decide to continue.
- Your test score (minimum 70% correct) determines if you receive a certificate of test completion.
- Your Certification Certificate from State Purchasing = CPO (Chief Procurement Officer).
NM Public Purchasing Professional
You can take the first 6 classes in the NMPPP through the Foundation Classes, as these overlap. By the way, if you are pursuing your NMPPP, you won't need to take the test if you plan to complete the whole certification unless you want to). All additional classes required for the NMPPP will be offered in the Fall 2016. If you are interested, please send me an email and I will forward the schedule to you when it is ready for distribution.
- NM EDGE full certification as a NM Public Purchasing Professional = 25 classes + mini portfolio.
- This full curriculum provides extensive information about NM Procurement and interaction with seasoned professionals.
- Your Certification Certificate from State Purchasing = CPO (Chief Procurement Officer)
You may learn more about our professional development program, in general, at our NM EDGE website . If you are planning to take our classes you will need to create your NM EDGE new student account through our website at NM EDGE website. There you will find tip sheets with information and instructions for enrolling in our program and enrolling in classes.
Cost of Program
Some of you are wondering about the cost of our program. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $50 per student. Classes cost $75 each but there is a sliding scale depending on the number of class units purchased at one-time. If you purchase the 7 class units at one time the cost is reduced to $70 each. If more than one person from your office is planning to attend, you might consider creating a group account with us so that you may bundle both purchases and receive an even greater discount. At 25 class units the cost per class is $50. You can see the sliding scale on our at our NM EDGE website. There you will find tip sheets and other information on creating an invoice.
What is the bottom line?
If you take the classes through us, as an individual and purchase your enrollment fee and the 7 class units at once, the total will be $540. If you are able to bundle with other folks and can get the lowest class fee of $50, the total per person is $400, this is through a group account. You can set up a group account with us by contacting Elia Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our classes are taught face to face by experts in the field, that have worked in New Mexico procurement for years and therefore you will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and activities with the instructor and other colleagues in the room. Much of our instruction is New Mexico specific and you will receive really good templates and resources. Also, you will receive access to our instructors outside the classroom should you wish to seek their counsel. We have heard from other students that the classroom interaction and follow-up access to the instructor have been highly beneficial.
Thanks again. Please let us know if we may assist you or provide further information. My cell number is (505) 660-7816 and I invite you to contact me directly.
Mary C. DeLorenzo, CMP | Program Director The NM EDGE Education Designed to Generate Excellence in the Public Sector | NMSU Cooperative Extension Service O 505.424.0744 | C 505.660.7816 email@example.com |NM EDGE