Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Program

This certification program educates surveyors on the forms and processes associated with floodplain properties and the submittal of Elevation Certificates. To become CFS certified, licensed surveyors must successfully complete the three-day certification seminar and exam. PDH's are awarded for the seminar, however no PDH credit is given for the exam. The specific topics covered in the course are: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FIRM Maps, NFIP Regulations and Elevation Certificates, Letters of Map Correction and Letters of Map Correction Processing. The State of Tennessee initiated the program in 2017.  The State of Tennessee NFIP Office in partnership with the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS) offers this annual course for surveyors seeking to add this certification to their resume.
Registration information will be posted at a later date. 

Certified Floodplain Surveyor Program - TN.gov


Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Program. This certification program educates surveyors on the forms and processes associated with floodplain properties and the submital of Elevation Certificates.

 2018 CFS Calendar

CFS Course: September 18-20, 2018

CFS Exam: September 21, 2018

West TN Ag Research and Education Center Jackson, TN

The Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS) is dedicated to preserve
and promote the education and advancement of the profession. 


  • To promote surveying as a profession. 
  • To define conduct for surveyors.
  • To promote higher education levels and continuing education programs for all surveyors.
  • To promote high standards of practice applicable to the surveying profession.  
  • To increase the public knowledge of the value of professional surveying through ethical public relations. 
  • To unite all qualified surveyors of the state in one organization. 
  • To assist well-qualified and properly motivated young people in obtaining education and experience necessary to become Licensed Surveyors.   

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