The New Jersey Municipal Engineering Institute (NJMEI) was created by the New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers (NJSME) in 1987 to establish and administer programs dedicated to the continuing education needs of professional engineers practicing municipal engineering.

This program, known as the Certified Municipal Engineer (CME) program, was designed to introduce its participants to the various areas, both technical and administrative, that are encountered in actual practice. The course is designed to be broad in scope, timely in nature, and intended to address the various roles that a municipal engineer may face in either a full-time, part-time or consulting capacity.

The CME certificate is awarded only to licensed professional engineers upon the successful completion of the program. Those participants without professional licensure may complete the program but will only be issued a CME certificate upon licensure.

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The CME Program consists of a series of 10 seminars and workshops. Attendance at each session is mandatory for the successful completion of the course. In the event that an applicate is unable to attend a session, videotapes are available to make-up the session. However, a maximum of two make-ups are allowed.

Instruction in the program is based on engineering practices currently in use. Instructors, who volunteer their time, are drawn from professionals recognized in their field of expertise to present practical rather theoretical information.

The subject matter will include both technical and administrative areas such as municipal budgeting, traffic engineering, roadway design, pavement management, stormwater management, sanitary sewer operations, water system operations, municipal land use, public contracts law, personnel practices, data management and inftrastructure maintenance. These topics may be altered depending upon speaker availability and class interest.