Course Summary
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4 days (32 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 risk management


The course objective is to delve into greater details in a dynamic and interactive setting that covers the following five topics: floodway standards; disconnects between national flood Insurance program regulations and insurance; common non-compliance Issues; digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs); substantial improvement and substantial damage.

Learning Outcomes:

  • explain floodway concept and purpose
  • identify regulatory requirements, including higher standards
  • describe methodologies to comply with no-rise certification requirements and map change options for floodway modifications
  • identify basic rating elements, including Lowest Floor Elevation and Base Flood Elevation (LFE/BFE)
  • identify compliance and rating elements for enclosures, A-Zones without BFEs, and flood proofing
  • identify common floodplain management compliance issues
  • describe effective messages, administration, and enforcement measures to gain compliance
  • identify resources that the local Floodplain Manager (FPM) can use to resolve noncompliance issues
  • describe floodplain mapping purpose, process, and coordination
  • demonstrate how Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and backup data can be used
  • describe map change processes, impact, and cost consequences
  • explain Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage (SI/SD) regulations, roles, and responsibilities under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • describe how to administer SI/SD in participating communities
  • identify resources for SI/SD and mitigation assistance.

General Topics:

  • Floodway concept
  • Higher standards
  • Administration and implementation
  • No-rise certification
  • Floodway modifications
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials