ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program Information
The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) has established 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 management professionals.
The role of the nation's floodplain managers is expanding due to increases in disaster losses, the emphasis on mitigation to alleviate the cycle of damage-rebuild-damage, and a recognized need for professionals to adequately address these issues. 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 Education Awareness Video
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CFM® is a registered trademark and available only to individuals certified and in good standing under the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program.
Go to the National CFM® Exam Application page
See if your state is one of the ASFPM Accredited Chapters that administers the national CFM® Program
CFM® Program Fees
CFM® Exam- what to expect
CFM® Exam Preparation Guide
History of the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) Program (March 2016)
Floodplain Management Body of Knowledge
Model Job Description for a Community Floodplain Manager
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Professional certification is a peer review process administered through the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). Participation in the CFM Program is strictly voluntary. The program is designed to establish educational, training, and experience criteria related to floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and the National Flood Insurance Program, and to certify that an individual applicant has met these criteria.
ASFPM assumes no liability for any action or inaction made by individual CFMs during the normal course of performing their prescribed duties and responsibilities of managing development within the identified floodplains, as established by criteria of the NFIP or state and mandated by their respective employer or local government agency. The Association of State Floodplain Managers has not attempted to independently verify the information submitted by certification applicants. We strongly recommend that anyone using the professional services of any ASFPM CFM listed individual or firm contact that individual or firm directly and request and independently verify their references and credentials. Further, the ASFPM assumes no liability for any action or inaction made by an ASFPM Accredited Chapter in accepting, denying, certifying, or renewing CFMs.
This page last updated 10/20/2015