2007 Exam Offering
The annual CFM exam offering at the 2007 MSFA conference is being planned. Plans call for the exam to be preceded by a one day floodplain management refresher course. The tentative date for the refresher course is February 20, 2007 and the tentative exam date is the morning of February 21, 2007. The refresher course is not a prerequisite for taking the exam.
The planned refresher course and exam proctoring will be the beginning of the 20th annual conference of the MSFA scheduled for
February 20-23, 2007.
For 2007 conference details, keep watching the "conference" page of this website.
CFM Exam information can be found at:
The CFM point of contact at the ASFPM is:
Ms. Anita Larson
firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 608-274-0123, Fax: 608-274-0696
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.
The formation of a professional certification program is recognized as an effective means to:
• Formalize a procedure to recognize and provide an incentive
for individuals to improve their knowledge of floodplain management
The primary goal of the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM Program) is to help reduce the nation’s flood losses and protect and enhance the natural resources and functions of its floodplains by improving the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States. This goal will be achieved over time by:
• Encouraging self-study and attendance at training courses to
pass testing to obtain certification;
A second goal of the CFM Program is to increase the prominence of floodplain management in decision-making by local officials and the public. This goal will be achieved on a larger scale and over a longer time frame by:
• Improving the recognition of floodplain management as a specific
For more information go to: http://www.floods.org/home/default.asp
More Michigan Certified Floodplain Managers
The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) exam for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) was again proctored at the 19th annual conference of the Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association this past February 2006. From the proctoring, 13 new floodplain managers are now recognized by the ASFPM as certified under its nationally recognized certification program. These new CFMs will be added to Michigan’s list of 31 others that have been certified and have maintained their certifications through satisfying the program’s required continuing education requirements. Michigan now has a total of 44 ASFPM Certified Floodplain Managers.
The new Michigan CFMs are as follows:
CFM’s acknowledged by the MSFA at 2006 Conference
At its 19th annual conference held February 13-15, 2006, the Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association recognized and honored 14 persons for their interest, efforts, and success in becoming officially certified by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) this past year as “Certified Floodplain Managers”. The ASFPM developed this certification process as a national program to recognize continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers.
The MSFA recognition involves the presentation of framed certificates to MSFA members that have made the extra effort in improving their knowledge of floodplain management concepts and principles and have studied hard to take and pass the CFM exam.
Those persons receiving the MSFA 2006 certificate of recognition for their CFM accomplishments are:
More information on the ASFPM CFM program can be found at:: www.floods.org
CFM® is a registered trademark of the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program and may only be used by Nationally Accredited CFMs.