Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM)

All Current CSMs as of 11/11/2014
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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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APWA Certification Exam Schedule
Computer-Based Testing Blocks

December 8-12, 2014                                                       
Eligibility Application Deadline: October 3, 2014                                                 
Exam Application Deadline: November 7, 2014

January 26-30, 2015
Eligibility Application Deadline: November 14, 2014
Exam Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

March 23-27, 2015
Eligibility Application Deadline: January 23, 2015
Exam Application Deadline: February 23, 2015

May 4-8, 2015
Eligibility Application Deadline: March 11, 2015
Exam Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

July 13-17, 2015
Eligibility Application Deadline: May 13, 2015
Exam Application Deadline: June 12, 2015

September 21-25, 2015
Eligibility Application Deadline: July 14, 2015
Exam Application Deadline: August 14, 2015

November 16-20, 2015
Eligibility Application Deadline: September 16, 2015
Exam Application Deadline: October 16, 2015

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