Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

As part of the application for certification, the applicant must agree to abide by the following Code of Ethics while certified as a CFM:

As a Certified Floodplain Manager, I agree to abide by the following tenets of the Code of Ethics in all of my professional responsibilities. I will:

  • Protect the health, safety, property, and welfare of the public in the practice of my profession; 
  • Establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and practice;
  • Practice honesty and integrity in all of my professional relationships with the public, peers, and employer;
  • Be truthful and accurate in my professional communications;
  • Not express a professional opinion in deposition or before a court, administrative agency, or other public forum which may be contrary to generally accepted scientific and floodplain management principle, without fully disclosing the basis and rationale for such an opinion;
  • Foster excellence in floodplain management by staying abreast of pertinent issues;
  • Enhance individual performance by attention to continuing education and technology;
  • Avoid conflicts of interest resulting in personal gain or advantage;
  • Be economical in the utilization of the nation’s resources through the effective use of funds, accurate assessment of flood-related hazards, and timely decision-making;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information;
  • Promote public awareness and understanding of flood-related hazards, floodplain resources, and flood hazard response; and
  • Be dedicated to serving the profession of floodplain management and to improving the quality of life.

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