Floodplain Management Training -  During 2018 - 2020 NJAFM, with funding and technical support from NJDEP and NJOEM, provided training in nearly every one of New Jersey's 21 Counties.  At the present time, NJAFM is analyzing the results of this training and expects to offer training as resources permit.

New Jersey officials and residents:
Free Floodplain Management Training and
Certified Floodplain Manager Certification
now available!


Interested in expanding your knowledge of floodplain management and/or obtaining your Certified Floodplain Manager certification?
Enroll in the new, free National Flood Insurance

Program Review Course.



This National Flood Insurance Program Review Course is a free 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), Division of Dam Safety and Flood Control.


This course closely follows the FEMA 480 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodplain Management Requirements: Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials (Feb. 2005). The course duration is a month and features two in-person instructional days to complement online self-paced learning. The CFM exam is offered the day after the second in-person instructional day.

For government officials, the CFM exam fee can be covered by NJDEP. 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 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.


Course Schedule:

Day One –
In-person instruction to review course objectives, background of the NFIP and CFM Certification, the course website, individual logins, and begin course modules.


Month of Remote Training –
Self-paced online learning through the course website which includes slide presentations, video presentations, quiz questions, and links to the FEMA 480 Guide and other useful documents. All 10 Units from the FEMA 480 Guide are included, in addition to a New Jersey-specific Unit 11. NJDEP will provide training and technical support via phone and email to participants during this time.


Day Two –
In-person instruction to review NJ-specific Unit 11, review challenging topics and quiz questions, and do hard copy FIRM and Elevation Certificate exercises.


Day Three –
CFM Exam is offered.


[Note: Although the CFM Exam will be administered at the end of this course, the 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 of floodplain management and familiarize themselves with the full suite of related floodplain management documents listed on ASFPM’s website:]



The National Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Program was established by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc. (ASFPM) to improve the knowledge and abilities of floodplain managers in the United States.


CFM Certification Exam Preparation Guide

 Those interested in pursuing the CFM should visit here.

For more information on the ASFPM CFM program, please contact Anita Larson, ASFPM Certification Coordinator atcfm@floods.orgor 608-828-3000.       

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