The Project Management Leadership Academy (PMLA) is a 12-week program for public sector professionals with a focus on developing critical project management leadership skills. Due to the rigor associated with this academy, it is helpful to possess at least one year working directly or indirectly in a project management role.


The program cost is $4,800 per candidate.

To Apply

The following documents must be submitted to the Department of Technology’s (CDT) Office of Professional Development (OPD) for your application to be considered complete:

• Completion of the formal application below
• Upload a signed Chief Information Officer (CIO) (or Program Executive equivalent) Authorization Form

The Authorization Form must have your CIO’s or Executive’s signature for consideration. An alternate signature in place of your CIO or Executive’s signature will not be accepted without an explanation. Please secure this form prior to beginning the application process as you will be unable to save information entered.


Supervisor Name

Chief Information Officer Name (CIO) or Program Executive

Training Coordinator


Academy acceptance depends largely upon the insight expressed by the applicant in response to these questions. Therefore, please provide thoughtful and well-written responses to each question and review them carefully for thoroughness and accuracy before submission.

Additional Questions

The following questions are for informational purposes that will assist instructors with curriculum customization for this year’s cohort. They will not be included as part of the formal scoring process.

Program Requirements

Application and CIO (or Program Executive equivalent) Authorization form must be received by the Office of Professional Development (OPD) by:

5:00 PM on February 26, 2024



Office of Professional Development
Training & Education Center
10860 Gold Center Drive, Suite 100, Bldg. 1,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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