This National Flood Insurance Program Review Course is a free, no-cost training for New Jersey municipal, county, and state officials, as well as the general public, looking to expand their knowledge of floodplain management and obtain their Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification. This course was developed and sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control. The NJDEP will also pay for local officials exam costs!
This course closely follows the FEMA 480 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodplain Management Requirements: Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials
(February 2005). The course duration is a month and features both in-person instruction and online self-paced instruction. The Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam will be offered on the last day. This course will be held in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties throughout 2017 and 2018. Pre-registration will be required through NJAFM’s website http://www.njafm.org/
prior to the start of the course. Although this course is open to the general public, priority will be given to government officials when registering.
Although the CFM Exam will be administered at the end of this course, this course is not approved or supported by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and is not a CFM Review Course. Participants are expected to have working knowledge and experience in floodplain management and familiarize themselves with the full suite of related floodplain management documents listed on ASFPM's website, https://www.floods.org/index.asp?menuID=215&firstlevelmenuID=180&siteID=1
Please register for the county you work in or a nearby county! The training will be rolled to all counties by February of 2019! For more information regarding the course go to: http://www.njafm.org/cfm