Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preparation Guide

  1. This is something I highly recommend to look at before preparing the CFM exam.

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY provides free classes for flooding and the national flood insurance programs. These are short videos covers most basic aspects of NFIP

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  1. Check the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Table of Contents


Make sure go over the Appendix H: Learning Checks and Exercises

  1. ASFPM preparation guide


  1. Familiar with the Elevation Certificate


  1. Certified Flood Plain Manager Exam flash cards


  1. Floodplain learning on demand


  1. Other topics: familiar with HMGP funding, federal mitigation funding, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Executive Order 11988: Floodplain Management, Coastal Barrier Resources System (how insurance applied in this area), elevation certification (who should sign for AO, AE zone preparations, how to define the lowest floor elevation for each zone)

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