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The Code of Ethics for Certified Floodplain Managers
Monday, November 16, 2015

Tenets of the CFM Code of Ethics

As a CFM, you agree to:

  • Protect the health, safety, property and welfare of the public in the practice of your profession;
  • Establish and maintain a high standard of integrity and practice;
  • Practice honesty and integrity in all of your professional relationships with the public, peers and employer;
  • Be truthful and accurate in your professional communications;
  • Not express a professional opinion in deposition or before a court, administrative agency or other public forum, which may be contrary to generally-accepted scientific and floodplain management principle, without fully disclosing the basis and rationale for such an opinion;
  • Foster excellence in floodplain management by staying abreast of pertinent issues;
  • Enhance individual performance by attention to continuing education and technology;
  • Avoid conflicts of interest resulting in personal gain or advantage;
  • Be economical in the utilization of the nation's resources through the effective use of funds, accurate assessment of flood-related hazards, and timely decision-making;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information;
  • Promote public awareness and understanding of flood-related hazards, floodplain resources and flood hazard response; and
  • Be dedicated to serving the profession of floodplain management and to improving the quality of life

But in reality, you can melt down floodplain management ethics into a simple checklist:

  • Is the action legal?
  • Does it comply with FPM values and ethics?
  • If you do it, will you feel bad?
  • How would it look in the newspaper?




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