Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM)

The purpose of the Stormwater Manager Certification is to promote excellence and commitment to public service by
advancing , the knowledge and practice of stormwater management to benefit the community, public agencies and the

The Certified Stormwater Manager is intended for experts in the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement
stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial, and federal agencies. These individuals assist in
administering drainage, flood control, and water quality programs.

Water quality programs include state and federal permit requirements related to stormwater runoff including management
of public education, illicit discharges, erosion control, post-development runoff BMPs, system maintenance, water quality
monitoring, data analysis, and reporting. Drainage and flood control programs include operational maintenance of drainage
systems, planning and construction of capital improvements, and basic knowledge of flood plain management.

These individuals may also be involved in budgetary oversight, long-term planning, policy development, and other
administrative activities.

The Stormwater Manager Certification program includes an eligibility application process, a test, and a recertification

Eligibility Application
Content Outline
Recommended Reading List

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2014 APWA Certification Exam Schedule

Testing Center Locations
Computer-Based Testing Blocks
March 3-7, 2014                                                  
Eligibility Application Deadline: January 3, 2014                                                  
Exam Postmark Deadline: February 7, 2014

April 7-11, 2014                                                   
Eligibility Application Deadline: February 7, 2014                                                               
Exam Postmark Deadline: March 7, 2014                                                              
May 5-9, 2014                                                      
Eligibility Application Deadline: March 7, 2014                                                     
Exam Postmark Deadline: April 4, 2014                                                  
June 2-6, 2014                                                     
Eligibility Application Deadline: April 4, 2014                                                        
Exam Postmark Deadline: May 2, 2014                                                  
July 7-11, 2014                                                     
Eligibility Application Deadline: May 9, 2014                                                         
Exam Postmark Deadline: June 6, 2014                                                  
August 4-8, 2014                                                 
Eligibility Application Deadline: June 6, 2014                                                        
Exam Postmark Deadline: July 2, 2014                                                    
September 8-12, 2014                                                      
Eligibility Application Deadline: July 11, 2014                                                        
Exam Postmark Deadline: August 8, 2014                                                             
October 6-10, 2014                                                            
Eligibility Application Deadline: August 8, 2014                                                   
Exam Postmark Deadline: September 5, 2014                                                    
November 3-7, 2014                                                         
Eligibility Application Deadline: September 5, 2014                                                           
Exam Postmark Deadline: October 3, 2014                                                           
December 8-12, 2014                                                       
Eligibility Application Deadline: October 3, 2014                                                 
Exam Postmark Deadline: November 7, 2014
Paper/Pencil Exam
In conjunction with APWA’s International Congress and Exposition in Toronto, Ontario
August 20, 2014
Eligibility Application Postmark Deadline: June 6, 2014
Exam Application Postmark Deadline: June 30, 2014

Questions? Contact Becky Stein at bstein@apwa.net or 1-800-848-APWA.