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News, Events and Training

Current news and upcoming floodplain-related events and training opportunities


  • Flood Safety Awareness Week:
    Governor Hassan Proclaims Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 16-20, 2015
    Visit the Flood Safety Awareness webpage for more information about how communities, residents, business and others can be more prepared for a flood event.
  • Certified Floodplain Manager Class and Exam:

    The NH Floodplain Management Program will be holding a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the NH Office of Energy and Planning in Concord, NH. The CFM exam is a professional certification of floodplain managers established by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). A refresher course will be held prior to the exam on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    In order to take the CFM exam, you must complete the application which is available on the ASFPM website (www.floods.org) under Certification Program (CFM). The fee for taking the exam is $100 for ASFPM members and $450 for non-members. You may submit an application for ASFPM membership ($130 for Individual) at the same time as applying for the exam. ASFPM members also receive a discounted biennial fee for the CFM renewal.

    The application and its associated fee to take the exam must be submitted to ASFPM before March 12, 2015. Please contact Jennifer Gilbert, NH Office of Energy & Planning, at (603) 271-1762 or jennifer.gilbert@nh.gov if you are interested in taking the exam and/or attending the refresher class. For more information about the CFM exam and the application, please go to the ASFPM web site (www.floods.org) under Certification Program (CFM).

NFIP Training Webinars

Numerous free, online National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - related trainings available through FEMA's contractor, STARR. Many of the courses are eligible for CEC credits for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM).

Use this registration form to register or to check on upcoming courses (click the "Upcoming" tab). New Hampshire is in FEMA Region 1.

Upcoming courses include:

CRS Webinar Series

  • Introduction to CRS - March 17 and May 19 - 1:00-2:00 PM;
  • Developing a Plan for Public Information and Coverage Improvement Plan - March 18, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Preparing for a Verification Visit - April 21 and June 16, 2015 - 1:00-2:15 PM
  • Drainage System Maintenance (Activity 540) - April 22, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • CRS and Higher Regulatory Standards (Activity 330) - May 20, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • CRS and Natural Floodplain Functions - June 17, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM

Other NFIP Training Opportunities

  • None at this time

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NH Office of Energy and Planning
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615