We wanted to announce that a spring Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam has been scheduled and confirmed for Monday, April 15th from 9am-12pm located in Montpelier.
What is the CFM program all about you may ask? Here is a small excerpt from the ASFPM website about the Program:
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 primary goal of the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM Program) is to 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 in the United States.A second goal of the CFM Program is to increase the prominence of floodplain management in decision-making by local officials and the public.
Additional information regarding ASFPM and the CFM program can be found at ASFPM’s website or the CFM Program page: www.floods.org, CFM page
General Exam Information:
The exam will be held at the central Agency of Natural Resource office located in the National Life Building in Montpelier. If you are interested, you are now able to register for this exam with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) office. All registration forms and ASFPM membership applications should be sent to the ASFPM office in Madison, WI.
If you are not a member of ASFPM, then the cost to register for the exam is $375. However, if you join ASFPM as a member for $110, the exam registration fee will only be $100 for a total fee of $210. If you are planning to become an ASFPM member and register for the exam at the same time, you should send the ASFPM membership form, the exam registration form and payment for both together for the ease of processing.
Please note that all exam registrations must be received by ASFPM no later than 2 weeks before the exam date. This means that all registration forms need to be received by the ASFPM office no later than Monday, April 1, otherwise you will not be able to sit for the exam. The CFM exam registration form and the ASFPM membership form can be found here.
We will also be offering an all-day review session for the exam on Thursday, April 11. The review session will be held from 9am-5pm in the ANR offices located in Montpelier at the National Life Building. Please contact Rebecca Pfeiffer (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance if you intend to be at the review session so that we can be sure that there will be enough room.
We apologize for the short notification and turnaround time for the exam. However, if you are interested in taking the exam but would not be ready to do so for the 4/15 date, please contact Rebecca so that your name will remain on our list of people to contact later in the year for another CFM exam this fall or winter.
There will also be another opportunity to take the CFM exam at the annual ASFPM conference which will be held in Hartford, CT this June. The exam will be offered on June 10th & 14th. You can contact Rebecca or the ASFPM office for more information about the CFM exams offered at the annual conference.
Again, please let Rebecca know if you have any questions and pass along the word to whomever else you think may be interested in sitting for the exam.