The Association of State Floodplain Mangers (ASFPM) 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 Certified Floodplain Managers Program (CFM Program) has two primary goals:
- 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.
- Increase the prominence of floodplain management in decision-making by loca officials and the public.
To learn more about how to become a CFM, see the ASPFM website at www.floods.org
. The CFM exam is administered by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR) on an as requested basis. Review sessions prior to the exam are also available. Contact Ceil Strauss
, with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for more information at (651) 259-5713.