Certificate of Supervisory Essentials
The Certificate of Supervisory Essentials (CSE), provides Executive Branch employees with a credible supervisory certificate program, designed to help current and developing supervisors gain the competencies they need to succeed within the extensive regulatory framework of the Commonwealth.
How to apply
To apply for the CSE, complete the application below and follow your agency's procedures for training and development. Applications are accepted twice per year, June 1-30 and December 1-31.
How to earn
In order to earn the CSE, you’ll need to take the required courses and pass an assessment. You’ll have up to three opportunities to pass the assessment. You must complete the coursework and pass the assessment within two years of applying for the CSE.
CSE Orientation/Career Development (must be taken in the first month of program enrollment)
Overview of the Merit System
Hiring and Selection Process: Best Practices
Managing Employee Performance
Employee Discipline and Documentation
Fundamentals of Safety and Health
Workplace Violence Prevention for Supervisors
Diversity in the Workplace
Executive Branch Ethics
Valuing Employee Input
Frequently Asked Questions