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Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid. Please do not contact the Independent Study program office as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.
If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) related requests such as: requests for certificates, transcripts, online test scores/results, please contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at 301-447-1200 or email Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov for further assistance. Please do not contact the FEMA SID Help Desk as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.
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 http://iacet.org/who-accepts-the-iacet-ceu-g-see-a-list. FEMA accepts IACETs.
This course is designed to assist Insurance agents with their understanding of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) and Otherwise Protected Areas (OPAs). Agents must correctly identify buildings located in or near these protected areas to determine eligibility for flood insurance. In this course, we will review flood zones affected by the Act, describe the designation process, and discuss building eligibility in these designated areas on the NFIP flood insurance rate map.
Insurance Agents, Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, Floodplain Managers, Building Code Officials and local officials who desire more information about Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) and Otherwise Protected Areas (OPAs) on the Flood Insurance Rate Map