CRS Training and Webinars

Online Training

CRS Webinars

The CRS offers one-hour webinars to help communities understand and meet their CRS requirements.  Many will be recorded, so they can be accessed later. Registration is free but required, as space is limited.  Some courses provide continuing education credits for certified floodplain managers (CFMs).

Link to our list of training. See all of the CRS webinar trainings available on the CRS Resources website.  All webinars begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.      

Registration:  Click here and type “CRS” in the search field to view webinars that are now open for registration. If you have questions about or suggestions for the CRS Webinar Series, contact Becca.Croft@atkinsglobal.com.



FEMA Elevation Certificate Videos

December 18, 2020

The CRS Program has just released 8 videos that cover training on the FEMA Elevation Certificate (EC).  The videos describe each Section of the EC and explain which fields on the form are required for CRS purposes and why.  Each video explains the most common errors we see on the forms and how to avoid them.  We also have 2 videos covering general issues associated with ECs such as form date rules, page rules, how to handle annexations, how to handle Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) changes after a building is permitted, and how to document different kinds of buildings.  And lastly, we have a video on how to correct and EC once you find one with errors.

The videos should be watched beginning with Section A of the form, and ending with “How to Correct an Elevation Certificate.” They are intended to serve community officials, but please feel free to share these videos with the surveyors, engineers, and architects in your community who fill out these forms.  They will benefit greatly from them as well.   

  1. How To Fill Out Section A For CRS Purposes
  2. How to Fill Out Section B For CRS Purposes
  3. How to Fill Out Section C & D For CRS Purposes
  4. How to Fill Out Section E & F For CRS Purposes
  5. How to Fill Out Section G For CRS Purposes
  6. General Issues, Part 1
  7. General Issues, Part 2
  8. How To Correct an EC

Link to the videoshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRJw9u8nGNwP8sFZFMCyDqWNR1XnmzkpR

 


 

In-Person Training

Emergency Management Institute CRS and Floodplain Courses

EMI is the best-kept-secret, and you need to add them to your radar as the nation’s best training opportunity. Their program includes reimbursement for flights and lodging for state and local officials when attending on their Maryland campus. To take a course at EMI, applicants must meet the selection criteria and prerequisites specified for each course. 

  • Floodplain Coordinators encouraged to attend Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP (E0273).
  • New CRS coordinators are encouraged to attend the 4-day CRS class (E278).

To learn more about EMI, go to http://training.fema.gov/EMICourses/.

CRS training opportunities are offered throughout the year at the FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI).  The course is free, and travel expenses are covered for those accepted to the EMI.

Click here for course information and schedules (download the schedule and search for E278).


NFIP/CRS Newsletters

The CRS Update Newsletter is a publication to provide local officials and others interested in the CRS with news they can use.

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