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Iowa Department of Natural Resources to Offer CFM Exam

Friday, June 25, 2021
Classroom A
Iowa Historical Museum
600 Locust Avenue
Des Moines, IA  
Additional Info:
Bill Cappuccio
515-725-8342 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Iowa Department of Natural Resources to Offer CFM Exam


The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) has established a national program for professional certification of floodplain managers. The Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM®) program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers.  This certification is awarded by the ASFPM directly to individuals who apply and successfully pass an exam, demonstrating their knowledge of the basic national standards and programs of floodplain management.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will offer an opportunity to take the ASFPM Certified Floodplain Managers Exam:


Friday, June 25, 2021

1:00PM – 4:00PM

Classroom A

Iowa Historical Museum

600 Locust Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa


Free parking is available in the parking structure located north of the Historical Museum (  

Because of COVID-19 related physical distancing requirements, a maximum of 5 people will be allowed to take the exam at this location.  Wearing a face mask will be required.

In order to take the exam, you must complete the application for the CFM Program which is available on the ASFPM website at: The fee for taking the exam is $100 for ASFPM members and $480 for non-members. You may submit an application for membership at the same time as applying for the exam.  

In order to be considered to take the Certified Floodplain Managers Exam at this location, you must submit your completed application along with the appropriate fee to ASFPM by June 11, 2021.  No walk-ins will be allowed unless authorized by the ASFPM Executive office.  


Please remember to bring a picture ID and #2 pencils to the exam

Among the resources available to those preparing for the CFM Exam are the following:

  • The CFM Exam Study Guide, a list of Technical References and other helpful information can be found on the ASFPM website at:  
  • FEMA 480, "National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodplain Management Requirements: A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials", can be downloaded from the ASFPM website at:

Additional resources can be found at the ASFPM website:

Please contact Bill Cappuccio (515-725-8342, for additional information.

IFSMA - 31st State Chapter of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)