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E273: Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Selection Criteria:

Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials. Federal/state/regional floodplain managers also are encouraged to attend. The course is designed for those officials with limited floodplain management experience. Attendance will be limited to two participants from any state for each offering.

Prerequisites:
Required:

Participants must complete the following online tutorials:

  1. Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) tutorial at http://www.fema.gov/media/fhm/firm/ot_firm.htm (30 minutes)
  2. Federal Insurance Studies (FIS) tutorial at http://www.fema.gov/media/fhm/fis/ot_fis.htm (40 minutes)

Course Length: 4 days

CEUs: 3.1

CECs: 12 (core)

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