ASFPM'S Certified Floodplain Manager Program

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.

Interested in scheduling a CFM exam in your area?

Please contact your PAFPM Area representative with inquiries about scheduling a CFM exam near you:

Western PA:   Dan Distler, CFM, ddistler@beavercountypa.gov or Doniele Russell, CFM, donielerussell@gmail.com


Central PA:     Bill Bradfield, CFM, wbradfield@pa.gov



Eastern PA:    Josh Lippert, APA, ASLA, CFM, joshua.lippert@phila.gov


CFM Prep 2021 Materials:

Disclaimer: PAFPM strives to offer robust Exam Prep, but does not guarantee that every question or topic on the exam is covered in the materials below.  PAFPM shall not be held responsible for any participant exam outcome.  

Unit 1 Floodplain Concepts - Slide Deck

Unit 2 Mapping - Slide Deck

Unit 3 NFIP Regulations & Admin Procedures - Slide Deck

Unit 4 Elevation Certificates - Slide Deck

Unit 5 Flood Insurance & Flood Hazard Mitigation - Slide Deck

Unit 6 BW12, HFIAA 14 & FIRM Update - Slide Deck

CFM Prep Overview - How to Register for Exam

Acronym List

Practice Exam - circa 2002



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