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Need Continuing Education Credits? NYSFMA is now offering online training!

We’ve partnered with Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center to offer 6 VIRTUAL CLASS offerings in 2021 that provide Code Official, Certified Floodplain Manager, and Professional Engineer credit. 



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NFIP Flood Maps, Determinations and Letters of Map Change (49-6730), May 26, 1:00-3:30.

This class provides an overview of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood hazard mapping. Topics include: Flood Insurance Studies and Flood Insurance Rate Maps, reading and interpreting flood maps, and Letters of Map Change.

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FEMA Elevation Certificates (T02-07-2891)

June 23, 1:00-4:00

The Elevation Certificate is a tool for documenting building information for floodplain management, flood insurance, and flood map changes. This workshop provides instruction for accurate completion and use of Elevation Certificates.

  • Instructor: Janet Thigpen, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board
  • CFM, Code Official and PE credit will be available
  • Certified Floodplain Manager, ASFPM: 3 credits
  • Code Credit, New York State Department of State: 2 hours
  • PE credit: in review


Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (49-5723)

August 25, 2021, 1:00-2:30

This class builds on the 1-hour class offered in February. It goes over how to read a map, the basic requirements of the NFIP, the roles of the various governments (federal, state, local). This class heavily emphasizes the role of the local floodplain administrator and their duties in administering the program.

  • Instructor: Brad Wenskoski, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Credits:
  • Certified Floodplain Manager, ASFPM: 1 credit
  • Code Credit, New York State Department of State: 1 credit hour
  • Professional Engineer, Practicing Institute of Engineering: in review


The NFIP and Building Codes: Development Standards for Floodplains

October 20, 1:00-4:00

The class covers types of floods and floodplains, and how floods damage structures. It goes over and compares FEMA's floodplain regulations and the Uniform Building Code of New York State, including the relationship between FEMA regulations and building codes. We will go over detailed design standards in order to meet FEMA and building code requirements. Key areas to be covered include building design standards, floodways, base flood elevations and design flood elevations, freeboard, flood zones that do not have base flood elevations, floodproofing, manufactured homes, recreational vehicles, historic structures, variances and appeals, and a summary of recent code changes.

  • Instructor: Bill Nechamen, Nechamen Consulting, LLC
  • Credits:
  • Certified Floodplain Manager, ASFPM: 3 credits
  • Code Credit, New York State Department of State: 3 hours
  • PE credit: in review



Post Disaster Floodplain Administrator Response and Flood Insurance Implications (49-6445)

November 17, 2021, 1:00-2:30

This course goes over the minimum requirements of a floodplain administrator, post disaster. Some of the topics covered are permitting, floodplain determinations, and Substantial Improvement / Substantial Damage. Lastly, it goes over the insurance implications to property owners if they do not comply with building requirements.

  • Certified Floodplain Manager, ASFPM: 1 credit
  • Code Credit, New York State Department of State: 1 credit hour
  • Professional Engineer, Practicing Institute of Engineering: in review
  • Instructor: Brad Wenskoski, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Credits:


 

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FEMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE TRAINING AVAILABLE


The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. A new online training opportunity is now available: IS-0285 Substantial Damage Estimation for Floodplain Administrators. This training is designed to assist tribal, local, and state officials in making substantial damage determinations in accordance with the NFIPP using the FEMA Substantial Damage Estimator software. For more information and to access the course, visit the FEMA EMI website.  






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