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Certified Floodplain Surveyor Certification


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Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Certification

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – Thursday, September 16, 2021

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Location: Cleveland – Bradley County Chamber of Commerce 225 Keith St. SW P.O. Box 2275 Cleveland, TN 37320-2275

Exam: Certified Floodplain Surveyor Exam: Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Location: Cleveland – Bradley County Chamber of Commerce 225 Keith St. SW P.O. Box 2275 Cleveland, TN 37320-2275

PDHs 20.0 

“Certified Floodplain Surveyor,                                              20.5 PDH                     816

      CFS Certification”                                                                                    expires 12/19/21


TAPS Member Price $ 450.00

Non-Member Price $ 600.00


*Please note bring a calculator and scale for class and the final exam!Course


Overview: National Flood Insurance Program/FIRM Maps: Provides training in the CFS certification program. Topics include a regulatory overview, definitions, flood zone designations, flood study profiles, FIRM flood maps, flood map revision overview, LOMA and LOMR, lowest adjacent grade and lowest floor. NFIP Regulations and Elevation Certificates: Examines Federal LOMA, LOMR and LOMR- F regulations, other NFIP regulations and citations. Further elaboration of NFIP topics will be provided. Elevation certificates will also be discussed. Letter of Map Change Overview: Introduces the concepts needed to write Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision. Letters of Map Change Processing: We will discuss components of LOMAs and LOMRs, including fill considerations and the MT-1 form, survey data requirements, and the CFS’s obligations in obtaining the Letter of Map Correction. We will include hands-on exercises and an exam review game on Friday afternoon. The specific number of PDHs will be awarded upon completion of the class. Saturday’s exam does not qualify for PDHs.


Hotel Information: Please call area hotels for reservations. Please reserve a room as soon as your registration is confirmed. There are numerous hotels in the area.


Testimonials: “I chose to attend the CFS Surveyor course to improve my professional credentials and my understanding of the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program. Both of my goals were achieved by attending this course. The coordinators of this course have put together an expert collection of both State and Federal agencies to answer almost any question imaginable. This course is a must have for any Surveyor performing Elevation Certificates and LOMC applications.” -Tyrone LaRue, RLS, CFS, Iron Mountain Survey Co. Inc.


 I would be remiss if I tried to sell the CFS certification class as a “cake walk”. It is anything but that. However, with that being said, there are many rewards to be gained from passing the class and earning the CFS certification, including the benefits of the CFS website as well as the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors website. With the rising costs of individual polices and with municipalities taking down properties in communities that continue to flood repeatedly, our business has developed a niche market. Most importantly, the knowledge earned through this class can be shared and utilized among our peers working in or around the floodplains and floodways. -Douglas Chandler, RLS, CFS, GSE Consulting Engineers.


I think this class should be required before anyone (that is authorized) is allowed to fill out and stamp elevation certificates. Even if you do not practice in Tennessee it is well worth it. Everyone that I talked to during the seminar said that they learned something. -Don Spencer, RLS, CFS, Spencer Surveying.






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