Accredited State CFM Programs
The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) hereby establishes a national program for certifying floodplain managers. This program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhances the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers.
The role of the nation's floodplain managers is expanding due to increases in disaster losses, the emphasis being placed upon mitigation to alleviate the cycle of damage-rebuild-damage, and a recognized need for professionals to adequately address these issues. Floodplain managers come from a variety of curricula and backgrounds; there is no college-level degree program for floodplain management. This certification program will lay the foundation for ensuring that highly qualified individuals are available to meet the challenge of breaking the damage cycle and stopping its negative drain on the nation's human, financial, and natural resources.
CFM® is a registered trademark of the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program and available only to valid CFMs.
State [or another entity] Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®)
This certification can be awarded directly by a state, ASFPM chapter, state agency, or state or regional association that has been accredited by the ASFPM Certification Board of Regents (CBOR). This certification, although issued by the appropriate state or other entity, is entitled to include a statement that it is "ASFPM accredited".
A person awarded an ASFPM accredited certification under a state program might not be recognized as an ASFPM accredited CFM in other states. States with an ASFPM accredited CFM Program or ASFPM approved exam will determine the conditions for certification in that state.
Any person wishing to become a Certified Floodplain Manager should first seek an ASFPM-accredited certification program in the state in which he or she works or resides. If none is available (or if an exception is granted by the appropriate Accredited Chapter or State), then that person may apply ASFPM Certification.
The list of ASFPM accredited state certification programs is listed below.