VA Floodplain Management Program

December 7, 2016  //  
COURSE TITLE Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
COURSE LOCATION VA DEQ, 355-A Deadmore Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

Training Room

COURSE DATES March 27 to 30, 2017, CFM Exam on March 31, 2017.
COURSE TIMES Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM,

CFM exam Friday 9:00 AM – Noon.  (see below)

COURSE DESCRIPTION This EMI course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.
Why take this course? Since local communities plan for, determine and supervise land use, implementation of the NFIP is done at the local level.  The course will give the local floodplain manager an overview of the NFIP, and assist them with their day-to-day tasks.  VA DCR is hosting this course to provide jurisdictions with the training needed to maintain a strong floodplain management program.   Funding for the training is being provided by FEMA.
INSTRUCTORS This course will be taught by EMI trained instructors from FEMA Region III.  VA DCR Floodplain Program staff will supplement the training.
TARGET AUDIENCE/DISCIPLINE Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances.  The course is limited to 30 participants.  Preference will be given to community floodplain managers.
CECs Yes.  This class can be submitted to the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) for 12 core Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) continuing education credits.
COST Free.  Lunch will be on your own.
Certified Floodplain Manager Exam The CFM exam will be at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 31, 2017.  The CFM is a certification program provided by ASFPM.  For more information about the program or to register and pay for the exam, visit the website at

If you wish to register for this class, please fill out the attached training application  and mail or fax it to the address at the bottom.  If you have any further questions, please contact Charley Banks at 804-371-6135 or

 Confirmations for training will be sent via email when possible.

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund