The First Structured Prep Course That Makes Becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager Hassle-Free

The First Structured Prep Course That Makes Becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager Hassle-Free

A Solo Journey With No Map…Until Now


Becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager is no small feat, but it gets even more difficult when you realize there’s never been any structured guidance to help you throughout the process.

What you need to study for the CFM exam is scattered across multiple resources in various places, leaving you with the overwhelming task of self-study — and its challenges.

Do you have time to search and organize all these resources yourself? Do you know what you need to study so you don’t waste time getting bogged down in unnecessary details? Do you have access to practice materials that mirror the official CFM exam?

The truth is, you don’t. And passing the CFM Exam has always been a solitary journey in which you're left on your own, just like this. No structure. No guidance. No support.

That’s Why We Created The Ultimate Certified Floodplain Manager Review Course!


In 2021, Matt Fanghella had to go down the self-study route himself and faced these challenges head-on in his own CFM exam prep.

With no guidance on how to even register for the exam, much less what to study for it, he had to jump through the hoops completely alone and busted his butt for four months straight.

He hassled to gather the resources. He crafted his own study plan. He doubted if he was studying what he needed. He stressed over his preparedness. But he finally learned what it takes to earn those CFM initials after your name.

Now, after passing the exam, he put all these lessons in this structured course that takes you by the hand and guides you through every single step of the journey to become a Certified Floodplain Manager too!

The course organizes all these separate resources into a single structured curriculum with practice materials that ensure you’ll be ready to tackle this thing when you walk into that exam room.

Also, we know you're busy with life, work, family, and all the other responsibilities. So we created this course with this in mind. The lectures touch on what you actually need to pass the CFM exam, with no extra filler or fluff that only wastes your time.

The Ultimate Certified Floodplain Manager Review Course is your gateway to getting those CFM initials after you name and take your career to a whole new level.

Here’s What You’ll Get as Part of the Course


12 On-Demand Lecture Modules

Cover All You Need For the CFM Exam

The first 10 modules cover all the technical topics you need to study for the exam, each with lectures that cut to the chase and give you exactly what you need. They all come with associated slides you can download as well to review the material.

Understand the CFM Certification

The bonus modules gets you familiar with everything about the exam process and the CFM certification. This includes how to register and sit for the exam, as well as how to get and renew your certification over the years.

Study Anywhere, Anytime

All the lectures are online and on-demand. You can go through the course at your own pace and study wherever you are, whenever you can, on whatever device you’ve got with you. No more being tied to an instructor’s schedule.

Lecture Modules Breakdown

  • Module 0: Welcome to the Course! 
  • Module 1: Floods & Floodplain Management
  • Module 2: The National Floodplain Insurance Program
  • Module 3: NFIP Flood Studies and Maps
  • Module 4: Using NFIP Studies and Maps
  • Module 5: NFIP Floodplain Management Requirements
  • Module 6: Additional Regulatory Measures 
  • Module 7: Ordinance Administration
  • Module 8: Substantial Improvements and Damage
  • Module 9: Flood Insurance and Management
  • Module 10: Disaster Operations and Hazard Mitigation
  • Module 11: Reviewing the CFM Exam Process

3 Supplemental Study Resources

Practice Sitting for the Exam Before the Big Day

The Ultimate CFM Practice Exam is a complete practice exam that resembles that exact look, feel, and difficulty of the real deal. We include this as part of the course so you give it a run-through similar to the real exam before you take the official one, which is a must to pass!

Keep Key Concepts Top of Mind

The CFM Exam Study Guide is a handy compilation of the most important flood and floodplain concepts discussed in the lectures. You can carry it around with you and take a look at it whenever possible to keep things fresh.

Get Familiar with Flood Maps and Studies

A huge chunk of the exam questions are based on flood maps and flood studies. So we include the ones that are commonly covered on the exam as additional downloads to help you get those questions right.

Community & Support

Connect With People in
The Same Boat

You’ll get access to a students-only group packed with other people also preparing for the CFM exam. Want help with a topic? Got stuck with a problem? Need exam day tips? For all these things and more, this community got you covered.

The Help You Need,
When You Need It

We pride ourselves on the one-on-one support we provide to our students. You’ll never get a reply from a chatbot. Matt and I, or any of our other team members, will personally reply to whatever question you’ve got, whenever you have it. No organization politics here!

Here’s What You’ll Get as Part of the Course


12 On-Demand Lecture Modules

Cover All You Need For the CFM Exam

The first 10 modules cover all the technical topics you need to study for the exam, each with lectures that cut to the chase and give you exactly what you need. They all come with associated slides you can download as well to review the material.

Understand the CFM Certification

The bonus modules gets you familiar with everything about the exam process and the CFM certification. This includes how to register and sit for the exam, as well as how to get and renew your certification over the years.

Study Anywhere, Anytime

All the lectures are online and on-demand. You can go through the course at your own pace and study wherever you are, whenever you can, on whatever device you’ve got with you. No more being tied to an instructor’s schedule.

Lecture Modules Breakdown

  • Module 0: Welcome to the Course! 
  • Module 1: Floods & Floodplain Management
  • Module 2: The National Floodplain Insurance Program
  • Module 3: NFIP Flood Studies and Maps
  • Module 4: Using NFIP Studies and Maps
  • Module 5: NFIP Floodplain Management Requirements
  • Module 6: Additional Regulatory Measures 
  • Module 7: Ordinance Administration
  • Module 8: Substantial Improvements and Damage
  • Module 9: Flood Insurance and Management
  • Module 10: Disaster Operations and Hazard Mitigation
  • Module 11: Reviewing the CFM Exam Process

3 Supplemental Study Resources

Practice Sitting for the Exam Before the Big Day

The Ultimate CFM Practice Exam is a complete practice exam that resembles that exact look, feel, and difficulty of the real deal. We include this as part of the course so you give it a run-through similar to the real exam before you take the official one, which is a must to pass!

Keep Key Concepts Top of Mind

The CFM Exam Study Guide is a handy compilation of the most important flood and floodplain concepts discussed in the lectures. You can carry it around with you and take a look at it whenever possible to keep things fresh.

Get Familiar with Flood Maps and Studies

A huge chunk of the exam questions are based on flood maps and flood studies. So we include the ones that are commonly covered on the exam as additional downloads to help you get those questions right.

Community & Support

Connect With People in
The Same Boat

You’ll get access to a students-only group packed with other people also preparing for the CFM exam. Want help with a topic? Got stuck with a problem? Need exam day tips? For all these things and more, this community got you covered.

The Help You Need,
When You Need It

We pride ourselves on the one-on-one support we provide to our students. You’ll never get a reply from a chatbot. Matt and I, or any of our other team members, will personally reply to whatever question you’ve got, whenever you have it. No organization politics here!

Here’s What You’ll Get in the Course


12 On-Demand Lecture Modules

Cover All You Need For the CFM Exam

The first 10 modules cover all the technical topics you need to study for the exam, each with lectures that cut to the chase and give you exactly what you need. They all come with associated slides you can download as well to review the material.

Understand the CFM Certification

The bonus modules gets you familiar with everything about the exam process and the CFM certification. This includes how to register and sit for the exam, as well as how to get and renew your certification over the years.

Study Anywhere, Anytime

All the lectures are online and on-demand. You can go through the course at your own pace and study wherever you are, whenever you can, on whatever device you’ve got with you. No more being tied to an instructor’s schedule.

Lecture Modules Breakdown

  • Module 0: Welcome to the Course! 
  • Module 1: Floods & Floodplain Management
  • Module 2: The National Floodplain Insurance Program
  • Module 3: NFIP Flood Studies and Maps
  • Module 4: Using NFIP Studies and Maps
  • Module 5: NFIP Floodplain Management Requirements
  • Module 6: Additional Regulatory Measures
  • Module 7: Ordinance Administration
  • Module 8: Substantial Improvements and Damage
  • Module 9: Flood Insurance and Management
  • Module 10: Disaster Operations and Hazard Mitigation
  • Module 11: Reviewing the CFM Exam Process

3 Supplemental Study Resources

Practice Sitting for the Exam Before the Big Day

The Ultimate CFM Practice Exam is a complete practice exam that resembles that exact look, feel, and difficulty of the real deal. We include this as part of the course so you give it a run-through similar to the real exam before you take the official one, which is a must to pass!

Keep Key Concepts Top of Mind

The CFM Exam Study Guide is a handy compilation of the most important flood and floodplain concepts discussed in the lectures. You can carry it around with you and take a look at it whenever possible to keep things fresh.

Get Familiar with Flood Maps and Studies

A huge chunk of the exam questions are based on flood maps and flood studies. So we include the ones that are commonly covered on the exam as additional downloads to help you get those questions right.

Community & Support

Connect With People in
The Same Boat

You’ll get access to a students-only group packed with other people also preparing for the CFM exam. Want help with a topic? Got stuck with a problem? Need exam day tips? For all these things and more, this community got you covered.

The Help You Need,
When You Need It

We pride ourselves on the one-on-one support we provide to our students. You’ll never get a reply from a chatbot. Matt and I, or any of our other team members, will personally reply to whatever question you’ve got, whenever you have it. No organization politics here!

Taught by a CFM Who’s Been in Your Shoes


Matt Fanghella, CFM, PE

Hey, I'm Matt! I'm a content creator for Civil Engineering Academy and the brains behind The Ultimate Certified Floodplain Manager Review Course. Additionally, I'm a practicing professional civil engineer (PE) and a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

My journey into floodplain management began during my tenure as a stormwater engineer in Virginia in 2021. I found a significant opportunity with the Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF) introduced by the state. To access this funding, though, a Certified Floodplain Manager and an approved Resilience Plan were required for the application. Recognizing the need, I volunteered to become our community's first CFM.

Witnessing the lack of available resources and prep courses with expert guidance tailored for the CFM exam, a colleague and I crafted our own study plan. After successful certification, I partnered with Civil Engineering Academy to create a more structured course to help you become a Certified Floodplain Manager too!

Taught by a CFM Who’s Been in Your Shoes


Matt Fanghella, CFM, PE

Hey, I'm Matt! I'm a content creator for Civil Engineering Academy and the brains behind The Ultimate Certified Floodplain Manager Review Course. Additionally, I'm a practicing professional civil engineer (PE) and a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

My journey into floodplain management began during my tenure as a stormwater engineer in Virginia in 2021. I found a significant opportunity with the Community Flood Preparedness Fund (CFPF) introduced by the state. To access this funding, though, a Certified Floodplain Manager and an approved Resilience Plan were required for the application. Recognizing the need, I volunteered to become our community's first CFM.

Witnessing the lack of available resources and prep courses with expert guidance tailored for the CFM exam, a colleague and I crafted our own study plan. After successful certification, I partnered with Civil Engineering Academy to create a more structured course to help you become a Certified Floodplain Manager too!

What You’re Missing Out Without the CFM


Job
Prospects

With storm losses becoming more severe, and storm frequency and intensity predicted to only increase, the need for CFMs is already here — and will continue to increase as well.

Financial
Stability

After becoming a CFM, Matt secured over $3 million funding for crucial projects, making him a valuable professional any employer needs to have on staff, whether private or public.

Higher
Pay

Matt got a 20% pay increase right after becoming a CFM. And according to a survey by the ASFPM itself, nearly one-quarter of CFMs indicated a salary of $75,000 or more.

Competitive Advantage

Many job openings in Water Resources now require the CFM as a preferred qualification, which gets your resume to the top of the pile when applying for jobs.

What You’re Missing Out Without the CFM


Job Prospects

With storm losses becoming more severe, and storm frequency and intensity predicted to only increase, the need for CFMs is already here — and will continue to increase as well.

Financial Stability

After becoming a CFM, Matt secured over $3 million funding for crucial projects, making him a valuable professional any employer needs to have on staff, whether private or public.

Higher Pay

Matt got a 20% pay increase right after becoming a CFM. And according to a survey by the ASFPM itself, nearly one-quarter of CFMs indicated a salary of $75,000 or more.

Competitive Advantage

Many job openings in Water Resources now require the CFM as a preferred qualification, which gets your resume to the top of the pile when applying for jobs.

Ready to become a
Certified Floodplain Manager?


Ready to become a
Certified Floodplain Manager?


Ready to become a Certified Floodplain Manager?


On the Fence About the Course?


Immediate Access

Upon enrollment, you’ll get immediate access to literally everything mentioned above so you can start your exam prep right away if you want to.

15-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

You have two long weeks to dive into the course, and only then make up your mind about it. If you’re not happy with it, simply request a refund within 15 days on either the platform or via email, and you’ll get every penny back. No questions asked.

No-Corporate Student Support

We pride ourselves on the personal experience we provide to our students with our one-on-one support. You can simply email us with whatever issue you find or question you have, and you’ll get a reply back from a human being, either me, Matt, or any other of our team members.

Higher Chances of Passing

With expert guidance from someone who’s been in the trenches, you’ll have a foolproof plan that does all the “organization” work for you and gets you on the right path to crush the CFM exam sooner than you expected.

On the Fence About the Course?


Immediate Access

Upon enrollment, you’ll get immediate access to literally everything mentioned above so you can start your exam prep right away if you want to.

15-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

You have two long weeks to dive into the course, and only then make up your mind about it. If you’re not happy with it, simply request a refund within 15 days on either the platform or via email, and you’ll get every penny back. No questions asked.

No-Corporate Student Support

We pride ourselves on the personal experience we provide to our students with our one-on-one support. You can simply email us with whatever issue you find or question you have, and you’ll get a reply back from a human being, either me, Matt, or any other of our team members.

Higher Chances of Passing

With expert guidance from someone who’s been in the trenches, you’ll have a foolproof plan that does all the “organization” work for you and gets you on the right path to crush the CFM exam sooner than you expected.

We've Been Helping Civil Engineers Get Their Professional Certifications for More Than a Decade!

Hi, I’m Isaac Oakeson, PE.


I'm the founder of Civil Engineering Academy, a platform built from the ground up by practicing civil engineers to help fellow civil engineers like you achieve all your career goals and get all the professional certifications you want under your belt.


Since I kicked this thing off way back in 2012, we’ve helped more than 1,500 civil engineers become EITs and PEs by passing their civil FE and PE exams and advance in their career.


Now, I’m thrilled to present The Ultimate Certified Floodplain Manager Review Course to you to help you on your journey to get the CFM Certification as well!


Leverage the wealth of experience and dedication that Matt has poured into this course and let’s check off that career goal of becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager.

We've Been Helping Civil Engineers Get Their Professional Certifications for More Than a Decade!

Hi, I’m Isaac Oakeson, PE.


I'm the founder of Civil Engineering Academy, a platform built from the ground up by practicing civil engineers to help fellow civil engineers like you achieve all your career goals and get all the professional certifications you want under your belt.


Since I kicked this thing off way back in 2012, we’ve helped more than 1,500 civil engineers become EITs and PEs by passing their civil FE and PE exams and advance in their career.


Now, I’m thrilled to present The Ultimate Certified Floodplain Manager Review Course to you to help you on your journey to get the CFM Certification as well!


Leverage the wealth of experience and dedication that Matt has poured into this course and let’s check off that career goal of becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager.

Let’s Get Those CFM Initials After Your Name!


$

299

regular

One-Month Plan

  • Immediate Start
  • One Month of Access
  • 12 Lecture Modules
  • CFM Practice Exam
  • CFM Study Guide
  • Flood Maps & Studies
  • Students-Only Group
  • One-on-One Support
  • 15-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

$

399

Advanced 

Six-Month Plan

  • Immediate Start
  • Six Months of Access
  • 12 Lecture Modules
  • CFM Practice Exam
  • CFM Study Guide
  • Flood Maps & Studies
  • Students-Only Group
  • One-on-One Support
  • 15-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

$

599

Premium 

One-Year Plan

  • Immediate Start
  • One Year of Access
  • 12 Lecture Modules
  • CFM Practice Exam
  • CFM Study Guide
  • Flood Maps & Studies
  • Students-Only Group
  • One-on-One Support
  • 15-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee

$

47

regular

One sentence summary of what they get

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules

$

87

Advanced 

One sentence summary of what they get

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
  • X number of bonuses
  • Access to Private Facebook Group

$

127

Premium 

One sentence summary of what they get

  • Lifetime Access
  • Immediate Start
  • Access to All Modules
  • 1h Coaching Calls

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