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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.

Preparation

Content Outline  
Recommended Reading List 
2019 Exam Schedule


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

View map of current CSMs

Questions?

Email certification@apwa.net.

2019 Exam Dates

All exam applications must be received at least 30 days prior to preferred testing date. For the full 2019 exam schedule, click here.

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