NJAFM: The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) is dedicated to promoting sound floodplain management at all levels of government. NJAFM seeks to accomplish this goal through education, outreach, training and coordination of flood mitigation activities between state and federal governmental agencies, municipal officials, property owners and private sector professionals. NJAFM is the NJ State Chapter of the Association for State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).
CFM Program: The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) program was established by ASFPM to improve the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States. More information on the CFM program can be found at www.floods.org, then click on “Certification”.
CFM Review: NJAFM is presenting a 1 1/2 day review program to prepare for taking the CFM exam. This review course will closely follow the following documents: FEMA-480, a study guide and desk reference for local officials, and Flood County USA Flood Insurance Study and maps. The course instructor will be Cleighton Smith, PE, CFM, Dewberry. All registrants will be will be expected to review study materials prior to the course. An ftp site will be set up for posting of study materials.
CFM Exam: The CFM exam will be given in the afternoon of the second day of the training. In order to take the exam, you need to apply through ASFPM. You need to download the application from http://www.floods.org/pdf/certapp.pdf and mail it WITH SEPARATE FEE to ASFPM at least two weeks before the exam date. **Please note there is a separate fee (paid to ASFPM) for taking the exam.**
There is a discount for ASFPM members, but unfortunately, not for NJAFM members.
ASFPM: ASFPM was founded in 1977 as the supporting organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, flood preparedness, and flood warning and recovery. ASFPM’s mission is to mitigate the losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding and to promote wise use of the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. ASFPM is the premier voice in floodplain management practice and policy throughout the nation.
LOCATION: JACQUES COUSTEAU NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (JCNERR), 130 GREAT BAY BLVD., TUCKERTON NJ 08087 TEL. 609-812-0649 (FOR DIRECTIONS SEE: http://www.jcnerr.org/tuckerton.html)
DATES AND TIME, REVIEW COURSE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011, 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011, 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM.
DATE AND TIME, CFM EXAM: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011, 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM (NOTE REGISTRATION FOR EXAM IS SEPARATE FROM REGISTRATION FOR REVIEW COURSE, REGISTRATION BY OCTOBER 6, 2011 IS RECOMMENDED).
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Cleighton Smith, P.E.
For more information on the CFM Review Course or the ASFPM CFM program, please contact Cleighton at Cleighton.firstname.lastname@example.org or (856) 780-3658. More information on the CFM program can also be found at www.floods.org.