SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference

posted Mar 7, 2018, 9:59 AM by OFMA   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 10:17 AM ]

2018 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference

August 1-2, 2018

Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235

Theme:  NFIP for the 21st Century

Visit the Conference webpage for current and detailed information.

OFMA Support for FY 2018 Appropriations for FEMA Floodplain Mapping and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs.

posted Jul 19, 2017, 1:51 PM by OFMA

In response to an ASFPM call for action, the Ohio Floodplain Management Association has sent a letter of support to Ohio's Congressional delegation to fund FEMA Mapping and Mitigation programs at their authorized levels.  The FEMA Floodplain Mapping and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs have contributed significantly to the flood risk awareness and mitigation successes across Ohio.  As a partner in flood mapping and mitigation projects, Ohio communities recognize that the FEMA mapping and mitigation programs use diverse funding sources and leverage state and local cost-share funds and data.  These are effective ways to engage everyone with an interest in managing our nation's flood risk.  The full text of the OFMA letter of support can be downloaded below.

Upcoming CFM Exam Opportunities!

posted May 23, 2016, 11:16 AM by OFMA   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 9:30 AM ]

The Ohio Floodplain Management Association offers CFM examination testing periodically across Ohio.  To register for the CFM Exam, please visit the Association of State Floodplain Managers' website at .  Exam information and study guide can be found under the "Certification" menu.

August 2, 2018 from 1:30 - 4:30pm
The Doubletree, Columbus/Worthington
175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43235
Proctor:  Duane Matlack, CBO, CFM

Additional test dates will be added as scheduled.

CFM Refresher Courses Cancelled Until Further Notice

posted Dec 18, 2015, 7:12 AM by OFMA

Recent notice from the ASFPM:  The ASFPM CFM Exam Preparation Guide is the only endorsed exam preparation for the CFM® Exam. ASFPM has discontinued the use of the ASFPM CFM® Refresher Course and is asking trainers to discontinue both its use and title. Courses bearing this title or indicating that it is designed to prepare attendees for the CFM® Exam will no longer receive CEC credit.

ASFPM Revises CEC Policies for CFMs

posted Oct 28, 2015, 12:03 PM by OFMA   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 12:03 PM ]

  • CFMs must acquire 16 CECs over the two-certification period.  The requirement limiting application of 12 CECs toward certification requirements within one year has been removed.

  • ASFPM’s qualifying CEC subject matter is quite broad. Anything reasonably deemed to be flood-related and/or addressing floodplain management may be considered eligible for CECs. 

  • Credit may only be claimed once per certification period for each unique activity (e.g. CECs will only be given credit for the first time a CFM attends / teaches a course, even if CFM attended / taught it multiple times during their certification period).

Guidance from the ASFPM is available for download below.  


posted Sep 24, 2015, 9:26 AM by OFMA   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 10:17 AM ]

Please note the NEW street address NUMBER for OFMA and the Water Management Association of Ohio (WMAO):  

Ohio Floodplain Management Association
c/o Water Management Association of Ohio
8584 E Washington Street, #206
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

This change is effective as of September 2015.

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