Announcing Training for Floodplain Coordinators

L0273: Managing Floodplain Development Thru the NFIP

This class is Full! 


Course Dates:       March 2-5, 2020   (Mon. – Thurs., 8:30A – 4:30P)

Location:                Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Trillium Room,

                                  2135 Natural Bridge Rd., Slade, KY

COST:                      There is no fee to attend this class.

Class limited to 35.


Course Description:

This course provides local, state, tribal, territorial, and Federal officials with the knowledge and skills to administer and enforce floodplain management regulations. The course focuses on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, flood maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Target Audience:

Local elected officials, floodplain administrators, planning officials, building department officials, planning & zoning staff, surveyors, engineers, and other others interested in learning about floodplain management and the NFIP.

Course Objectives:

  • Use a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to determine the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) and the flood zone;
  • Describe and facilitate local jurisdictional compliance with the minimum requirements to participate in the NFIP.
  • Describe the components of an effective Floodplain Management program to reduce the loss of life and property and identify and remedy violations and deficiencies;
  • Prepare for post-event activities including implementing an effective Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage (SI/SD) process;
  • Explain basic concepts of flood insurance rating and how management decisions affect the cost of flood insurance.

Continuing Education:

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) awards 2.6 CEUs for completion of this course. The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) will award 12 CECs toward CFM continuing education.

Course Prerequisites:

Participants unfamiliar with NFIP maps and studies are HIGHLY encouraged to complete the following online tutorials immediately prior to attending the course.  link to (under “Other Tutorials” tab):

  • Flood Insurance Rate Map tutorial
  • Flood Insurance Study tutorial
  • IS1102, The Theory of Elevation Rating
  • Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) Tutorial
  • Letter of Map Amendment – Fill (LOMR-F) Tutorial

Notes to Attendees:


We have a block of 15 rooms in the Lodge at the Natural Bridge State Resort Park. $87.95 per night after tax & park fees. 

The park also has cottages available in one or two bedroom layouts. 

Reserve your room by calling (606) 663-2214and ask for the “Kentucky Floodplain Management” group.  Rooms MUST be reserved prior to 5 p.m. on 2/1/2020 to ensure that space will be available.


Meals will not be provided as part of the course.  Food available from the Lodge Dining Room on site for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Link here to register for the L273 Course.

This class is Full, but we want you to register on our Waiting List!  


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