Training & Education

Announcing, a workshop sponsored by FEMA, the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain Stormwater, and Coastal Management (WAFSCM), and the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (WDNR):

273: Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

4– day 273 Course and CFM Exam*

September 19-22, 2016         8:00AM—5:00PM    CST

*CFM Exam:   September 23, 2016   9:00AM—12:00PM CST

REGISTRATION FORM, click Course Registration FORM.


Course is free, but registration required.  Separate registration and fee required to sit for the CFM exam (optional).


Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. – W233N2080 Ridgeview Pkwy, Waukesha, WI 53188

*CFM Exam is optional, separate registration and fee are required to sit for the CFM exam.

NOTE: The 273 course is not a CFM Exam prep course; exam takers should not expect to pass the exam without additional study of materials found on the CFM Exam Preparation page.


Course: To register for the course, please contact Steven Wurster at EMAIL STEVE  or 262-542-5733. Seating is limited to 35, register early!

Exam: To register for the CFM Exam, please complete the CFM Exam Application materials and submit with fee payable to the Association of State Floodplain Managers, c/o Anita Larson, at ASFPM 575 D’Onofrio Dr. Ste. 200; Madison, WI 53719.  Submit CFM Exam related questions to or call 608-828-3000.

Course Description

This is the field deployed version of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) MI E273 course. This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Selection Criteria:

Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials. Federal/State/regional floodplain managers also are encouraged to attend. The course is designed for those officials with less than 3 years of floodplain management experience.


Prior to the course, participants must complete the:

Continuing Education:     12 Core CECs for CFMs

For more details and REGISTRATION FORM, click Course Registration FORM.