Free webinars presented by Alex Sirotek of STARR, a FEMA service contractor. For more information see the full announcement on the Vermont Floodplain Management blog.
March 12, 12:00 pm Eastern – NFIP Basics
This one-hour session will cover the history of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), basic terminology, governing authority and provide an overview of the community's role in floodplain management through the NFIP. The target audience are state and local officials who need a general understanding of the ins and outs of the program and guidance on where to go for more training and answers. Continuing Education and Professional Development Credits are available.
March 13, 1:00 pm Eastern – Elevation Certificates for A Zones
Training on the proper way to complete FEMA Form 81-31 and best practices for using the Elevation Certification in the floodplain development review process. Special consideration to using the form in A Zone without a BFE. 2 CECs for ASFPM Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) that register and attend individually and pass the learning objectives quiz at the end of the session.
March 18, 1:00 pm Eastern – CRS Webinar Series: Introduction to CRS
This one-hour session will introduce FEMA's Community Rating System, how it operates, the costs and benefits for communities, where to get help, and how to apply. The target audience is local officials, floodplain managers, and members of the public interest in flood protection. The Community Rating System (CRS) provides reduced premiums for flood insurance policy holders in communities that implement programs and activities that exceed the minimum criteria for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. If your community conducts floodplain mapping, regulatory, loss reduction, emergency management, and/or public information activities, you could benefit from this program. 1 CEC for CFMs.
March 19, 1:00 pm Eastern – CRS Webinar Series: Higher Regulatory Standards (Activity 430)
This one-hour session will review CRS Activity 430 (Higher Regulatory Standards). 1 CEC for CFMs.