Register by 12/15 for: FEMA 4-Day Training and CFM Exam in January

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) along with FEMA Region 1 and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) are excited to share this training opportunity with you. Registration is now open for FEMA’s 4-day introductory class to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), called Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP being held here in Vermont.

This course is designed to provide a 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, bylaw administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance. Participants that are Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) are also eligible to receive 12 CECs for attending this 4-day course.  More details about the class can be found here.

The course will be held at the State of Vermont Essex Junction Regional Office in the Fish & Wildlife building, January 8-11 from 8am to 5pm. There will be no cost for the course, although there will be an optional cost for lunch ($6/day) or break refreshments ($5 for only beverages for all 4 days, or $10 for drinks & snacks for all 4 days) if you choose. We’re excited that we will be able to bring this class to Vermont and hope you’ll be able to join us.

Also, ASFPM’s CFM exam will be held on Friday, January 12th, although you will need to register separately for the CFM exam. The exam is open to anyone who would like to sit for the exam as long as there is room. Please see the registration information for the CFM exam at www.floods.org.

Class registration is open until 12/15/2017. After registration closes, you will be sent either a confirmation email, or notification that you have been placed on the wait list. The class is limited to 35 participants, and preference will be given to VT local floodplain managers if there are more people registered than seats are available.

Please register online for this class at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VT_FPM2018training by 12/15/17!

Feel free to share with anyone you think may be interested. You can contact me (rebecca.pfeiffer@vermont.gov) with any questions. 

Also: please note:The 4-day floodplain class that is being offered here in Vermont is also being offered down in Rhode Island in February. The course there is also free, and same as for the VT class, you must cover your own travel & accommodations.

The Rhode Island 4-day course is February 5-February 9 at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus in Narragansett. More details about the class can be found here.  For more information please contact Melinda.Hopkins@ema.ri.gov .

Rebecca Pfeiffer, CFM | Floodplain Regulatory Team Lead/Northwest VT Floodplain Manager 

River Corridor & Floodplain Protection Program

111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT   05452
Rebecca.Pfeiffer@vermont.gov 
802-490-6157