The TFMA CFM Certification

Chris Tschirhart currently serves as senior project manager with Baker-Aicklen & Associates in Round Rock, Texas. In addition to his master of business administration and bachelor of science in civil engineering degrees, Chris Tschirhart holds a Certified Floodplain Manager certification with the Texas Floodplain Management Association.

The Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA), in connection with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), is a provider of the certified floodplain manager (CFM) designation. In order to be eligible for CFM designation, an individual must be a TFMA member in good standing with the organization. The CFM Certification Charter maintains additional professional requirements and credential standards for potential CFMs.

The TFMA CFM designation, a nationally accredited program, serves the country’s floodplain managers in areas of professional development and critical continuing education opportunities. The United States lacks an undergraduate degree in floodplain management, making the CFM designation an invaluable service to managers seeking to mitigate the harmful damage cycle that continues to drain America’s financial and natural resources.