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Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM)

Certified Stormwater Manager logoThe 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 profession.

The Stormwater Manager Certification 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 floodplain management.

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

STEP 1: Eligibility and Verification 
STEP 2: Taking the Exam
STEP 3: Navigating Certification and Recertification

View map of current CSMs



Computer-Based Testing Blocks

Eligibility Application Deadline
Exam Application Deadline
 Exam/Testing Block
 February 20, 2018  March 5, 2018 March 19-22, 2018 
 April 23, 2018  May 7, 2018 May 21-24, 2018
 June 18, 2018   July 2, 2018 July 16-19, 2018
 August 20, 2018  September 4, 2018  September 17-20, 2018
 October 15, 2018   October 29, 2018  November 12-15, 2018