Course Summary
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4 days (32 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 risk management


The course objective is to empower federal, local, and state floodplain management professionals and those who support them in efforts to reduce or eliminate flood damages to the built environment, and enhance floodplains' natural and beneficial functions with advanced
floodplain management concepts.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for structures, floodway and encroachment standards, common problems encountered during the construction of various building types, and ways to address these problems
  • describe NFIP requirements that apply to approximate A zones, agricultural and accessory structures, fuel tanks, and recreational vehicles
  • explain the basic purpose and procedures of Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) and describe the role of the local official. Evaluate the floodplain management implications of LOMCs
  • describe the elements of pre-disaster planning needed to prepare for Substantial Damage operations
  • identify contents of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for post-disaster operations
  • outline steps to carry out Substantial Damage responsibilities
  • describe methods to obtain compliance with Substantial Damage determinations
  • list possible sources of funding to assist with Substantial Damage losses.
  • describe activities and programs that can be used to promote floodplain planning and mitigation measures

General Topics:

  • Local Floodplain Manager roles and responsibilities
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rules and regulations in depth
  • Letters of Map Change (LOMC)
  • Preparing for post-disaster responsibilities
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials