Floodplain Management Program
The following courses are offered at different times of the year in locations around Kansas, by KDA. For a schedule of upcoming classes contact Martin Koch for a complete and current schedule.
Martin Koch, CFM
Kansas Department of Agriculture – Division of Water Resources
Elevation Certificates and LOMAs
This is a half-day course designed for community officials responsible for administering floodplain management as well as surveyors and engineers who complete Letters Of Map Amendment (LOMA) and Elevation Certificate forms. The course will focus on accurate completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) technical forms, building diagrams and base flood elevation. Approved 3.5 hours toward CFM. Limited to 20 participants.
Basics of the National Flood Insurance Program
This is a half-day course for officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The focus is on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance. Approved 3.5 hours toward CFM. Limited to 20 participants.
Post Flood Responsibilities
This is a half-day course intended for community officials responsible for administering floodplain management regulations. The course focuses on what to do during and after a disaster event. Topics include substantial damage, permitting, Increased Cost of Compliance and violations. Approved 3.5 hours toward CFM. Limited to 20 participants.
Substantial Damage Estimator Overview
This is a half-day course is intended for community officials responsible for administering floodplain management regulations and those who perform damage estimations after a disaster. The course will look at the damage estimating software and how it works. There will be a walkthrough of a house to practive damage estimates. Computer is required. Approved 3.5 hours toward CFM. Limited to 20 participants.
Violations and Enforcement in the Floodplain
This free class is intended for community officials responsible for enforcing floodplain management regulations. The course will focus on various types of violations, how to correct violations and enforcement procedures. Approved 3.0 hours toward CFM. Limited to 20 participants.
In partnership with FEMA Region VII, STARR, and other Region VII States, the KDA-DWR presents an online training program for community officials. This training requires no travel – you can participate and earn CECs toward ASFPM’s CFM certification from your own desk. To register, just email Becca.Croft@starr-team.com or go to http://j.mp/starrwebtraining to view training details and register.
There are also other online trainings being offered in floodplain management and risk reduction:
To learn more and register, go to http://j.mp/starrwebtraining and click the Upcoming tab.
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Overview of the NFIP Elevation Certificate
Available 24/7 with no registration needed.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Training
E273: Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
EMI offers the course E273 Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These courses are held at the beautiful Emmitsburg, MD campus. If you are a state or local government employee you may attend the training for FREE with all expenses covered except meals (meal tickets approx. $125/week). This 4 day course has been pre-approved for 12 core Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for CFMs.
To Apply visit the EMI application webpage
Act quickly – seating is limited! Complete a FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application with student signature and signature of supervisor or sponsoring agency official. Submit the application through the State emergency management training office who will fax it to the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Admissions Office at (301) 447-1658. The need to attend this training must be documented in block 16 of the application.
Please go to the EMI web site for more information at:www.training.fema.gov/EMICourses/or contact the NETC Admissions office at 301-447-1035.