Floodplain Manager Certification

Any person involved with, or interested in, the management of Illinois’ floodplains, wetlands and watersheds is eligible for professional certification. Most applicants are local floodplain managers, but certification is open to individuals in the private sector, state and federal government, schools and universities and other agencies or organizations dealing with floodplain and other related disciplines.

Membership in IAFSM is not required for a person to become a CFM.

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Learn what to do before, during and after a flood.


Learn more about flood risk and the protection of people and property from flooding in Illinois:

Floodplain Desk Reference

Guide to Flood Protection

Storms & Floods

2015 Illinois Flood Risk Symposium

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Job Postings

IAFSM members seek qualified industry professionals to fill the following positions:


Each year IAFSM recognizes outstanding floodplain managers and programs, presenting IAFSM Awards to colleagues who have supported and encouraged good floodplain and stormwater management here in Illinois.

Congratulations to all of our awardees! 

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