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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.

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News from the NM EDGE

It's official! NM EDGE/NM CPM has earned accreditation for another 6 years!

Thank you to NCPMC, NM EDGE Team, our NM Public Service Partners on our Advisory Board, our Public Servant Students, our Public Service Practitioner Instructors, and NM Cooperative Extension Service!

Important Message from State Purchasing!

Statement from State Purchasing: “Due to COVID-19 rescheduling of NM Edge CPO classes, re-certifying CPO students will be given a 90-day waiver from the State Purchasing Agent upon request if their certification expires before completion of the next available class.”

Mark R. Hayden Director, CPO and State Purchasing Agent

Upcoming Events...


Please note that the NM EDGE will conduct all meetings and classes (when possible) using the Zoom videoconferencing platform during the Public Health Emergency (PHE).

  • You will need the following to participate in these NMEDGE PHE live online Zoom classes:
    1. 1. Access to the internet using a device/computer with a camera and microphone (most laptops, iPads or similar device have these). You will need to leave your camera on during the entire class.

      2. You will need to have a quiet spot from which to participate (no distractions in the background, please).

      3. You will take the pre and post-tests online, too, so be mindful of the screen size.

      4. You will be emailed information about Zoom “practice sessions” and we recommend that you attend one practice to learn how we plan to use zoom for these classes.

      5. The day before the classes you will be emailed a zoom link to access the class.

      6. Access to the pretest is open 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Pre-test and post-test links are provided in class. Materials are emailed after everyone has completed the pretest.

      7. If you are taking Public Purchasing Classes to earn your Chief Procurement Officer designation or to recertify your CPO designation, you can find additional information on our Public Purchasing page of this website.

      8. Input is taken for scheduling of these live online classes during the Public Health Emergency. Email NMEDGE@NMSU.EDU and request a link to the input survey.

      9. If you do not feel you are able to participate in these classes with the requirements as specified, you may remove yourself from the classes by logging in to your student account and clicking remove.

    Please contact us with questions or concerns by emailing We are teleworking so calling our office will delay our response to you.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and for your ongoing commitment to Better Government through Education.


    Your NM EDGE Team

    "T" is for TRAINING!

    "T" is for TRAINING! NM EDGE is offering LIVE ONLINE classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays the entire month of June and part of August. Classes include many you might have missed at our March and June Honing Your NM EDGE events.
    In addition, a Fall Back to School schedule is being developed for September 2020. Contact to request an input link so you can request the classes you need towards your certification goals!

    1) CLICK here Summer Road Map for a complete Summer schedule.

    2) To check your transcript and enroll, visit our NM EDGE Student Record and Enrollment Site.

    3) Visit our NM EDGE for certification checklist information.

    4) For a copy of the our NM EDGE Calendar of Events 2020 - click here: 2020 Calendar of Events.

    5) Give us your Input for our "FALL Back to School" schedule at: FALL INPUT.

    Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
    Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team

    March and June 2020 HONING Your NM EDGE - CANCELED

    In light of the Governor's recent declaration of a Public Health Emergency, and after much deliberation, we feel it is in everyone's best interest to cancel the upcoming NM EDGE March and June Honing your NM EDGE classes.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may present for you in achieving your educational goals and assure you we will work diligently to help you achieve those goals in the future.

    Your NM EDGE Team!

    UPDATE: NM EDGE is offering live online classes during the Public Health Emergency. Check out this website or contact NMEDGE@NMSU.EDU for further information!

    Certificate Audit Submission Information

    Audit Submission window is open June 22, 2020 - July 22, 2020 and again September 21, 2020 - October 20, 2020.

    If you have completed classes towards a certification, be sure to submit an audit during an open audit window.

    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.
    • NOTE: If you receive a "system error" message when processing the audit request, please let us know. We recommend that you submit an audit request via email to at that time.

    • 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, the CPS Assessments are by invitation only, so please submit an audit and we will get back to you. Once we know who qualifies to be invited, we will notify you and set the date.

    Thank you for your help as we strive to support you in achieving your goals.
    Best wishes! Your NM EDGE Team

    Helpful Tip Sheets

    Our Team

    • Mary C. DeLorenzo, Program Director
    • Elia Galindo, Database Report Writer
    • Jeanine Eden, Program Coordinator
    • Chantel Barton, Sr. Fiscal Assistant
    • Corinna Cogburn, Program Coordinator

    The NM EDGE (Albuquerque)
    NMSU ABQ Center
    Building K at CNM's Montoya Campus Montgomery at Morris
    (in collaboration with CNM)
    Phone: (575) 646-0314

    The NM EDGE (Las Cruces)
    NMSU Main Campus
    Gerald Thomas Hall
    Room 275
    Las Cruces, NM 80003
    Phone: (575) 646-4304

    The NM EDGE (Santa Fe)
    4001 Office Court Drive
    Suite 308
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507