The National Flood Barrier Testing and Certification Program gives property owners and municipalities the peace of mind that comes from knowing the temporary flood-fighting barriers they’re using to protect their property meet the most rigorous standards in terms of quality and performance. The program tests temporary flood-fighting barrier products to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) FM 2510 standard. Only those products that meet all requirements of the program are certified and receive the FM Approved mark – which is recognized and respected worldwide.

About The Program

The National Flood Barrier Testing and Certification Program was created in 2012 by the Association of State Floodplain Managers in partnership with FM Approvals and the US Army Corps of Engineers. It was created with the intent of objectively testing and certifying temporary flood-fighting barrier products.

Flood-barrier product certification reflects the suitability, performance, reliability, durability and consistency of a product that has been tested in the toughest conditions. Being certified by the National Flood Barrier Testing and Certification Program instills confidence and commands respect in the flood-fighting product marketplace.

Manufacturers must apply to have their products tested and certified. Products are tested to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) FM 2510 standard, and those that pass the testing phase are certified and receive the FM Approved mark.

Beyond testing and certification, the program seeks to be a catalyst for the development of better flood-fighting products using the technological standards of the ANSI FM 2510. Developing to the ANSI FM 2510 standard helps to protect communities around the world using the highest conformance-based standards. Consistency of unbiased product testing through rigorous standards is key to successful flood-risk management.