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IS-1106: FEMA Mapping Changes

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT approved for continuing education (CE) credit by any State Department of Insurance.

Upon successfully passing the exam, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement noting CE earned through the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET). Each hour of instruction completed earns 0.1 CE Unit through IACET (.1 CE Unit = one CE). If you are taking a FEMA EMI Independent Study course in order to earn CE, be sure to confirm in advance that your professional board or other preferred entity will accept IACET CE. You can also check IACET's website for a list of entities that accept IACET CE at FEMA accepts IACETs.

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Course Overview

This interactive course provides a practical look at how changes to FEMA flood maps affect property owners, insurance agents, lending institutions and others. FEMA Mapping Changes explores the impact of map changes through a series of self-guided interactive exercises designed to assist learners with how to navigate through mapping changes as they occur.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize three ways in which FEMA flood maps have evolved and understand an overview of the four-step mapping process
  • Be able to identify at least three resources for locating flood maps and affiliated materials
  • Cite the benefits of updated flood maps and recount the basic impacts of new flood maps
  • Point out key implementation issues that revised flood maps produce for both insurance agents and the lending community
  • Specify at least three procedures that can be used to challenge flood maps or flood zone determinations

Primary Audience

Insurance Agents, Property Owners, Floodplain Managers, Planners and other local officials who are assisting property owners with flood map changes or determinations.


Recommended Prerequisites:

IS-1101 Basic Agent Tutorial



Course Length:

1 hour
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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