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Certified Floodplain Surveyor 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.

Currently, the State of Tennessee has 55 Certified Floodplain Surveyors.  The enclosed list has contact information for each surveyor as well as primary and secondary areas of service.  

Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Statewide Directory

CFS Resources

●      CFS File Summary

●      Data Collection Table

●      FEMA Elevation Certificate & Instructions

●      MT-EZ Application

●      MT-1 Forms & MT-1 Technical Guidance

●      FEMA Map Service Center

●      LOMC Tutorial

●      LOMC Status

CFS Study Guide

If you are preparing for the CFS Certification Course and Exam, the following link will be helpful to you: CFS Study Guide

Specifically, review and become familiar with the NFIP Regulations. The terms and guidelines outlined in those are woven throughout the course and this will help you to maximize the preparatory class time.

2021 CFS Calendar

CFS Course: Fall 2021

CFS Exam: Fall 2021

Chattanooga, TN

*The Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors will send out registration information and collect the registration fee.  The registration information will be available in the summer of 2021 through TAPS.

CFS Contact

Amy Miller, State NFIP Coordinator 615-532-6683