CFM® Exam Preparation

The CFM® exam tests the examinee’s knowledge of a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)-participating community’s responsibilities under the NFIP and related floodplain management topics. The Certification Board of Regents (CBOR) recommends that CFM® exam takers have, at a minimum: At least two years of full-time floodplain management experience; OR a degree in a related field; OR completion of the four-day 0273 Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP course prior to taking the exam. Exam takers should not expect to have all of the necessary knowledge needed to pass the exam by meeting only the minimum prerequisites, so CBOR provides a CFM® Exam Study Guide to help in preparation.

See the Exam Study Guide for an exam category/topics breakdown.

CFM® Exam

The Certified Floodplain Managers Examinations are given at the State Emergency Management Agency, 2302 Militia Drive, Jefferson City, MO. 65101, with the exception of the March 27, 2020 exam. This exam (and the accompanying March 25th NFIP Training workshop) will be given at the Annual MfSMA Conference. Please note that the conference fee does NOT include the CFM® exam registration. Exam registration must be completed and  submitted- with the application fee - to the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).

Exam Dates:

Mar. 25, 2020
Mar. 27, 2020

NFIP Training Workshop
CFM Exam

9:00am - 12:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm

Aug. 6, 2020
Aug. 7, 2020

NFIP Training Workshop
CFM Exam

1:00pm - 5:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm

Nov. 5, 2020
Nov. 6, 2020

NFIP Training Workshop
CFM Exam

1:00pm - 5:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm

* CFM® is a registered trademark and is available only to individuals certified and in good standing under the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager program.