The First Course That Gives You All You Need to Become a Certified Floodplain Manager in One Place

The First Course That Gives You All You Need to Become a Certified Floodplain Manager in One Place

A Solo Journey With No Map…Until Now


When it comes to becoming a Floodplain Manager, there’s never been any structured guidance to help you throughout the process.

The resources you need to learn the concepts and regulations that go into floodplain management are scattered across multiple separate references found in various different places.

This leaves you with the overwhelming task of self-study. You need to gather these resources yourself, organize them on your own, put together your own study plan…all of this while juggling the life and work responsibilities you already have.

No guidance on how to pull it off. No structure to follow that makes it easier. No one to turn to when you can’t wrap your head around a particular topic.

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


In 2021, Matt Fanghella had to go down the self-study route himself and faced these challenges head-on.

He busted his butt for four months straight gathering these references, trying to organize them in a logical way, and crafting his study plan…all by himself.

After all this work, he managed to get the hallmark certification in the floodplain management world and became a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®)

Now, he’s put everything into this training course that organizes all these scattered references and resources into a single, structured curriculum that guides you from start to finish in your floodplain management journey.

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


In 2021, Matt Fanghella had to go down the self-study route himself and faced these challenges head-on.

He busted his butt for four months straight gathering these references, trying to organize them in a logical way, and crafting his study plan…all by himself.

After all this work, he managed to get the hallmark certification in the floodplain management world and became a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®)

Now, he’s put everything into this training course that organizes all these scattered references and resources into a single, structured curriculum that guides you from start to finish in your floodplain management journey.

Here’s What You Get as Part of the Course


12 On-Demand Lecture Modules

Cover All Things Floodplain Management

The core 10 modules hit on all the floodplain management topics, concepts, regulations, and requirements you need to know. The lecture videos cut to the chase, and they all come with associated slides you can download as well to review the material.

Understand the Hallmark Certification

The bonus modules walks you through the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) program, by the Association of State Floodplain Managers. What it is, why you need it, how to become a Certified Floodplain Manager, how to renew your credential, and more!

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, whether in person or online.

Here’s a Breakdown of the Modules

  • 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

The Ultimate Floodplain Manager Practice Exam

This is your chance to test how well you learned those floodplain management topics you studied in the lectures. And if you plan on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager, this bad boy comes with 120 questions just like the official CFM® Exam, all with the same look, feel, and difficulty.

The Ultimate Floodplain Management Study Guide

This is a handy compilation of the most important floodplain management concepts and regulations discussed in the lectures. You can carry it around with you and take a look at it whenever possible to keep things fresh and top of mind.

Flood Maps and
Flood Studies

A huge chunk of your role as a Floodplain Manager deals with reading, revising, and creating flood maps and flood studies. Also, the CFM® Exam requires you to do this to answer quite a few exam questions. So we include these as additional downloads to help you hone in on this skill.

Community & Support

Connect With People in
The Same Boat

You get access to a students-only group packed with other people also in their journey into floodplain management. It’s the best place to ask questions about a topic, career advice in floodplain management, as well as tips and help with the CFM® Exam.

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 Get as Part of the Course


12 On-Demand Lecture Modules

Cover All Things Floodplain Management

The core 10 modules hit on all the floodplain management topics, concepts, regulations, and requirements you need to know. The lecture videos cut to the chase, and they all come with associated slides you can download as well to review the material.

Understand the Hallmark Certification

The bonus modules walks you through the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) program, by the Association of State Floodplain Managers. What it is, why you need it, how to become a Certified Floodplain Manager, how to renew your credential, and more!

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, whether in person or online.

Here’s a Breakdown of The Modules

  • 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

The Ultimate Floodplain Manager Practice Exam

This is your chance to test how well you learned those floodplain management topics you studied in the lectures. And if you plan on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager, this bad boy comes with 120 questions just like the official CFM® Exam, all with the same look, feel, and difficulty.

The Ultimate Floodplain Management Study Guide

This is a handy compilation of the most important floodplain management concepts and regulations discussed in the lectures. You can carry it around with you and take a look at it whenever possible to keep things fresh and top of mind.

Flood Maps and Flood Studies

A huge chunk of your role as a Floodplain Manager deals with reading, revising, and creating flood maps and flood studies. Also, the CFM® Exam requires you to do this to answer quite a few exam questions. So we include these as additional downloads to help you hone in on this skill.

Community & Support

Connect With People in
The Same Boat

You get access to a students-only group packed with other people also in their journey into floodplain management. It’s the best place to ask questions about a topic, career advice in floodplain management, as well as tips and help with the CFM® Exam.

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 Get With the Course


12 On-Demand Lecture Modules

Cover All Things Floodplain Management

The core 10 modules hit on all the floodplain management topics, concepts, regulations, and requirements you need to know. The lecture videos cut to the chase, and they all come with associated slides you can download as well to review the material.

Understand the Hallmark Certification

The bonus modules walk you through the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®) program, by the Association of State Floodplain Managers. What it is, why you need it, how to become a Certified Floodplain Manager, how to renew your credential, and more!

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, whether in person or online.

Here’s a Breakdown of The Modules

  • 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

The Ultimate Floodplain Manager Practice Exam

This is your chance to test how well you learned those floodplain management topics you studied in the lectures. And if you plan on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager, this bad boy comes with 120 questions just like the official CFM® Exam, all with the same look, feel, and difficulty.

The Ultimate Floodplain Management Study Guide

This is a handy compilation of the most important floodplain management concepts and regulations discussed in the lectures. You can carry it around with you and take a look at it whenever possible to keep things fresh and top of mind.

Flood Maps and
Flood Studies

A huge chunk of your role as a Floodplain Manager deals with reading, revising, and creating flood maps and flood studies. Also, the CFM® Exam requires you to do this to answer quite a few exam questions. So we include these as additional downloads to help you hone in on this skill.

Community & Support

Connect With People in
The Same Boat

You get access to a students-only group packed with other people also in their journey into floodplain management. It’s the best place to ask questions about a topic, career advice in floodplain management, as well as tips and help with the CFM® Exam.

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 Certified Floodplain Manager


Matt Fanghella, PE, CFM

Hey, I'm Matt! I'm a content creator for Civil Engineering Academy and the brains behind The Ultimate 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 complete training course to help you in your floodplain management journey, and eventually become a Certified Floodplain Manager too!

Does the Course Help With the CFM® Exam?


The short answer: Absolutely!

Why? The course is based on the exact same technical references, guides, manuals, as well as flood studies and maps that the Association of State Floodplain Managers itself suggest as prep material for the CFM® Exam.

So, if you’re planning on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager just like Matt, the course sets you up for success on that exam by giving you all you need to study for it in one place.

Does the Course Help With the CFM® Exam?


The short answer: Absolutely!

Why? The course is based on the exact same technical references, guides, manuals, as well as flood studies and maps that the Association of State Floodplain Managers itself suggests as prep material for the CFM® Exam.

So, if you’re planning on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager just like Matt, the course sets you up for success on that exam by giving you all you need to study for it in one place.

Does the Course Help With the CFM® Exam?


The short answer: Absolutely!

Why? The course is based on the exact same technical references, guides, manuals, as well as flood studies and maps that the Association of State Floodplain Managers itself suggest as prep material for the CFM® Exam.

So, if you’re planning on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager just like Matt, the course sets you up for success on that exam by giving you all you need to study for it...in one place.

Why Become a Certified Floodplain Manager?


Job Prospects

With storm losses becoming more severe, and storm frequency and intensity predicted to only increase, the need for Certified Floodplain Managers is already here — and will only increase.

Financial Stability

After becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager, Matt secured over $3 million in funding for 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 Certified Floodplain Manager. And according to a survey by the ASFPM itself, nearly one-quarter of Certified Floodplain Managers have a salary of $75,000 or more.

Competitive Advantage

Many current job openings within the Water Resources arena now require the Certified Floodplain Manager certification as a preferred qualification. This means that, if  you have it, it gets your resume to the top of the pile.

Ready to become a
Certified Floodplain Manager?


Ready to become a
Certified Floodplain Manager?


Ready to become a Certified Floodplain Manager?


What Our Students are Saying


First, I am so grateful to you for creating this course. The FEMA 480 in and of itself is overwhelming. Finding any structured information online has been equally daunting. I've found your course to be incredibly helpful in corralling all of the information. Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart!

Mindy Wilson

Hazard Mitigation Operations Coordinator

Patterson Structural Moving & Shoring, LLC

The course offered by CEA is well-structured and allows for flexible self-pace with my busy schedule. The team promptly and diligently addressed my request for closed captioning accessibility. I would highly recommend this course to my coworkers who are interested in pursuing the CFM certification.

Kody Schouten, M.Eng, EIT

Graduate Engineer

Southwest Engineers, Inc.

What Our Students are Saying

First, I am so grateful to you for creating this course. The FEMA 480 in and of itself is overwhelming. Finding any structured information online has been equally daunting. I've found your course to be incredibly helpful in corralling all of the information. Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart!

Mindy Wilson

Hazard Mitigation Operations Coordinator

Patterson Structural Moving & Shoring, LLC

I am deaf. I just checked those lecture videos this morning and the closed captioning on the lecture videos works great. Thank you very much for doing this very short notice. I really appreciated that!

Kody Schouten, M.Eng, EIT

Graduate Engineer

Southwest Engineers, Inc.

What Our Students are Saying

First, I am so grateful to you for creating this course. The FEMA 480 in and of itself is overwhelming. Finding any structured information online has been equally daunting. I've found your course to be incredibly helpful in corralling all of the information. Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart!

Mindy Wilson

Hazard Mitigation Operations Coordinator

Patterson Structural Moving & Shoring

I am deaf. I just checked those lecture videos this morning and the closed captioning on the lecture videos works great. Thank you very much for doing this very short notice. I really appreciated that!

Kody Schouten, M.Eng, EIT

Graduate Engineer

Southwest Engineers, Inc.

No Need to Be on The Fence


Immediate Access

Upon enrollment, you’ll get immediate access to the course and everything mentioned above so you can start your journey to become a Certified Floodplain Manager right away.

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.

Non-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 the CFM® Exam

With expert guidance from someone who’s been in the trenches and material based on the exact same technical references, you’ll have a foolproof plan that does all the “organization” work for you and gets you on the right path to become a CFM®

No Need to Be on The Fence


Immediate Access

Upon enrollment, you’ll get immediate access to the course and everything mentioned above so you can start your journey to become a Certified Floodplain Manager right away.

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.

Non-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 the CFM® Exam

With expert guidance from someone who’s been in the trenches and material based on the exact same technical references, you’ll have a foolproof plan that does all the “organization” work for you and gets you on the right path to become a CFM®.

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 Floodplain Manager Review Course to help you on your journey into floodplain management, and to eventually pass the CFM® exam and become a Certified Floodplain Manager as well.


Leverage the wealth of experience and knowledge that Matt has poured into this course based on his years of floodplain management work and studies…and let’s check that career goal off your list!

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 The 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

$

499

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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