CFM® CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Part 2 – Technical References

Part 2 - Technical References
CFM® Exam Study Guide
(Revised July 2020)

The technical references listed below were used to validate answers to CFM® exam questions on the specific topic area they are listed under.

Floodplain Mapping
• Base Flood Concept
• Discharges, Profiles, Floodways
• Coastal Flooding
• Reading/Using Maps
• Revising FEMA Maps
• Future Conditions
Percentage of Total Exam Questions
20-25%
(24-30 questions)

 

FEMA Publication 480
MT-1
MT-2
Procedure Memorandum 64
44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Calhoun County, TX FIRM
City & County Denver, CO FIRM
City & County Denver, CO FIS

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NFIP Regulatory Standards
  • “Development” Requirements for a Permit
  • Encroachment Rules
  • V Zone Rules
  • Building Protection Standards
  • Substantial Improvement/Damage
  • Floodproofing and Retrofitting
Percentage of Total Exam Questions
20-25%
(24-30 questions)

 

FEMA Publication 480
FEMA Technical Bulletins
44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
FEMA Publication 213

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Regulatory Administrative Procedures
  • Permit Process and Inspections
  • Elevation Records
  • NFIP Regulations
  • Enforcement
  • Variance Rules
Percentage of Total Exam Questions
15-20%
(18-24 questions)

 

FEMA Publication 480
Procedure Memorandum 64
NFIP Elevation Certificate
44 Code of Federal Regulations
FEMA Publication FIA-15

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Flood Insurance
  • Coverage
  • Rating
  • Mandatory Purchase Requirements
  • NFIP Grandfather Rules
  • ICC (Increased Cost of Compliance)
  • CRS (Community Rating System)
  • Section 1316
Percentage of Total Exam Questions
10-15%
(12-18 questions)

 

FEMA Publication 480
MT-1
44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
FEMA Publication F-084
Coastal Barrier Resources Act
NFIP Flood Insurance Manual
FEMA Publication P-259

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Flood Hazard Mitigation
  • Disaster Assistance Procedures
  • Mitigation Planning (DMA2000)
  • Funding Sources
  • Erosion and Other Related Hazards
Percentage of Total Exam Questions
10-15%
(12-18 questions)

 

FEMA Publication 480
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guideline
44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
FEMA Publication 322
FEMA Publication P-259

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Natural and Beneficial Functions
  • Wetlands
  • Multi-Objective Management
  • NAI (No Adverse Impact)
  • Stream Corridor Restoration
  • Water Quality (NEPA, NPDES, MS4s)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Percentage of Total Exam Questions
10-15%
(12-18 questions)

 

FEMA Publication 480
FEMA Publication 248
44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Coastal Barrier Resources Act
  • Fact Sheet (also used in Flood Insurance section)
FEMA Publication FIA-15
Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act)

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Overall Context of Floodplain Management
  • Unified National Program
  • Community Sanctions
  • History & Background of the NFIP
  • Other Federal Programs
Percentage of Total Exam Questions
10-15%
(12-18 questions)

 

FEMA Publication 480
44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
FEMA Publication FIA-15

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