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.

2024 CFS Calendar

CFS Course:     08:00 AM - 05:00 PM (EST)   July 23-25, 2024

CFS Exam:        08:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)   July 26, 2024

VFW Post 4848
2402 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Aspiring resgistrants for the CFS Course need to visit the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors (TAPS) website. More information can be found on the 2024 CFS Course Registration flyer

CFS Contact

Jeremy Holley, State NFIP Coordinator