Westmoreland County Conservation District
218 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
This advanced floodplain management course is a dynamic and interactive instruction that covers the following four topics in detail:
- Floodway Standards (1 day)
- Disconnects between National Flood Insurance Program Regulations and Insurance (1 day)
- Common Noncompliance Issues (½ day)
- Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) (½ day)
- Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage (1 day)
- Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam (morning of the last day)
Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in greater detail than the basic course. Developed and real-life scenarios will be examined and activities will be conducted in each section to make sure participants not only understand the rules and regulations but also why they are in place and how to apply them in the particular topic areas. This course is activity-rich and participants can expect to be engaged throughout the course.
Selection Criteria: Certified floodplain managers or community officials with 2 years of full-time floodplain management experience. Federal, state, local, and tribal officials will take precedence.
- 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 floodproofing.
- 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 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 NFIP.
- Describe how to administer SI/SD in participating communities.
- Identify resources for SI/SD and mitigation assistance.
Recommended: E0273, Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Instruction time
12 CECs for CFMs
24 Uniform Construction Code/ICC credit hours
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Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to (717) 236-9493 or sending an email to email@example.com. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days of the session you are registered for, is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds. Those who cancel within 2 business days of the session date or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee and if unpaid, will be invoiced. Credit toward future PCCA courses may be accepted upon approval from the PCCA administrator; substitutions may be accepted.