Overall, entry into the Program is determined by the PMDP Admissions Committee on the basis of:
- Managerial and leadership potential
- Character and commitment to public service; and
- Intellectual and creative capacities
Both the Admissions Committee and Steering Committee of PMDP recognize the primacy of the heads of agencies in identifying the senior government executives and middle managers who best meet the criteria, and requirements for admission to the program.
It is the policy of the program to process the applications only of candidates nominated by the heads of agencies.
Nomination to PMDP shall be made using the prescribed forms/documents, in accordance with the admission guidelines, and by the specified closing date, as published by DAP.