State Supervisory Training Certificate Program

Certificate Sacramento3 months

State Supervisory Training (in-class)


This in-class program was designed to meet the requirements of California Government Code Section 19995.4(b) for new supervisor training. The topics will be approached from the standpoint of modern supervision within the state system, and the curriculum is designed for state employees who are new to a supervisory classification. Participants will learn about the role of the supervisor and how it differs from the journey-level worker; making the transition to a supervisory level position; and best practices for the new supervisor.


This program enables the new supervisor to develop the necessary core competencies for achieving success.


The State Supervisory Training certificate program has been specially designed for supervisors in the California state government workforce. Participants are new supervisors making the transition to a first-time supervisory position within their given agency, department or board.


The State Supervisory Training certificate program consists of 10 required courses totaling 80 hours of instruction or 8.0 continuing education units (CEUs). Participants register on a course-by-course basis and are allowed to take individual courses with required pre-requisites as stated in the course descriptions.


New Coaching Component Added to Supervisory Training

Starting in the fall, new state government supervisors will receive one-on-one coaching when they begin their 80 hours of mandatory training through the College of Continuing Education (CCE) at Sacramento State.

For the first time, professional coaches are joining CCE’s State Supervisory Training Certificate Program to support supervisors as they transition to their new role and coach them through different challenges.



If your state agency or department is paying registration fees, use the Registration Agreement form. If you are paying your own fees, use the Non-Credit Registration form.

You may also register online for most non-credit courses.

More details are available on the Non-Credit Registration page.

Course Listing

Courses and Schedules

Cohort #39 (Registration Open)

Role of the Supervisor – Feb. 1, 2018

Effective Communication – Feb. 8, 2018

Leadership – Feb. 15, 2018

Legal Aspects of Supervision I – Feb. 22, 2018

Legal Aspects II - Interviewing and Selection – Mar. 1, 2018

Team Building – Mar. 8, 2018

Performance Management I – Mar. 15, 2018

Performance Management II – Mar. 22, 2018

Planning, Organizing and Delegating; Change Management - Mar. 29, 2018

Course Listing

Course Descriptions