The purpose of this page is to define floodplain management requirements, commonly used during floodplain management administration.
This study guide and desk reference can serve two purposes. First, it can be used as a study guide to enhance the knowledge and skills of local officials responsible for administering and enforcing local floodplain management regulations. It is also intended to broaden their understanding of floodplain management strategies that can be applied at the local level. Local officials and others can use the study guide to help them study for the exam for the Association of State Floodplain Manager's (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager designation.
Secondly, the study guide can be used as a desk reference that you can refer to when specific issues arise as you implement your management ordinance. Guidance is included on how to handle many of the issues and information provided that will help you explain the requirements to citizens of your community.
While any interested person may use this study guide and desk reference, it is written specifically for the local official who is responsible for administering his or her community's floodplain management regulations.