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The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) certification is offered by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).  For more information about the CFM certification, applying for the exam, studying for the exam and much more...visit the ASFPM website, or utilize the following links:

    Click here to apply for the CFM Exam
    Click here for CFM exam preparation information
    Click here to join ASFPM as a member

To see who near you is already CFM Certified, view the current list on the ASFPM website.

Each year at the TN AFPM Annual Conference, the CFM exam will be offered.  In order to take the exam, you must complete and submit to ASFPM your completed application along with the appropriate fee to ASFPM at least two weeks prior to the date of the exam.

CONGRATULATIONS!  Our newest CFMs for 2019 include:

  • Kareem Bonulgi- Nashville
  • Justine Hart - Nashville
  • Lina Khoury - Franklin
  • Aaron Kline - Maryville
  • Adam Kohntopp - Knoxville
  • Kevan LeeLum - Nashville
  • Mitchell Ogden – Johnson City
  • Jamie Sain - Manchester

Upcoming CFM Exam : 

2020 Annual Conference – Friday, July 24th, 9am

Fall – Friday, October 2nd, 1pm

You must register for the CFM Exam through the ASFPM  website:


Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Program

This certification program educates surveyors on the forms and processes associated with floodplain properties and the submittal of Elevation Certificates. To become CFS certified, licensed surveyors must successfully complete the three-day certification seminar and exam. PDH's are awarded for the seminar; however no PDH credit is given for the exam. The specific topics covered in the course are: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FIRM Maps, NFIP Regulations and Elevation Certificates, Letters of Map Correction and Letters of Map Correction Processing. The State of Tennessee initiated the program in 2017.  The State of Tennessee NFIP Office in partnership with the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS) offers this annual course for surveyors seeking to add this certification to their resume.

To see who near you is already CFS Certified, view the current list on the here.

Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Class

Registration is now available for the upcoming CFS Class - September 18-21st, 2019.  Click HERE for more information.