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Certified floodplain manager

Background and Exam Information

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has established a national program for professional certification of floodplain managers. The program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance 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. The Certified Managers Exam is offered each year at the UFSMA annual conference. To prepare for the exam click here to be taken to the ASFPM website.


Renewing your Certification

Certifications awarded by the ASFPM can be valid indefinitely and will remain in effect for a two year period. At the end of two years, each CFM must submit a renewal application, and CEC documentation to ASFPM and enclose the appropriate renewal fee. When these conditions are met, a two-year renewal will be issued.

The CFM biennial (every two years) renewal requirements are: 

  • Submittal of renewal application;

  • Submittal of renewal fee;

  • Submittal of proof of 16 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) within the previous 24 months. 


To see a list of current Certified Floodplain Managers in Utah please click here.