Upcoming Trainings at EMI

About the Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in Emmitsburg, Maryland, offers training on topics related to floodplain management, mitigation, and construction, including the basic CRS course (E0278). These are oriented to local building, zoning, planning, and engineering officials. Tuition is free for state and local government officials, travel stipends are available, and on-campus lodging is free. Free transportation is provided from the airport to the campus and back to the airport. The only out-of-pocket expense is a meal ticket—all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Go to the welcome page of the EMI Website for specific details. The application to attend can be found at this page on the EMI website, or call EMI at 1-800-238-3358 or (301) 447-1035. Signed applications should be submitted through the state’s Emergency Management Training Officer:  Emily.Harris@vermont.gov


Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP (E0273)

▬ November 26–29, 2018;

▬ March 18–21, 2019;

▬ June 17–20, 2019;

▬ August 26–29, 2019

E0273 is also field deployed periodically. Contact your State NFIP Coordinator for more information [see the ASFPM’s website ,or watch this space. ]


Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts III (E0284). February 4–7, 2019 (note prerequisites)

Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Buildings (E0279) May 13–16, 2019

Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts II (E0283) July 15–18, 2019 (note prerequisites)

Fundamentals of Building Science (E0312) September 23–26, 2019


Workshops and Training related to Hazard Mitigation Grants

Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance— Quality Application Elements (E0212) May 6–9, 2019

Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance— Application Review and Evaluation (E0213) July 29–30, 2019

Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance— Project Implementation and Programmatic Closeout (E0214) . July 31—August 1, 2019


Workshops and Training related to the CRS

The Community Rating System (E0278) (field-deployed course is L0278) . March 25–28, 2019; June 24–27, 2019

This is the all-purpose training course for the CRS. It is taught at both the Emergency Management Institute (see below) and at sites throughout the country at the request of interested communities, groups, or states, pending available funding.

o Attendees of E0278 CRS courses based on previous Coordinator’s Manuals may want to repeat this course. Therefore, restrictions on repeat attendance have been waived.

o For continuing education credit for Certified Floodplain Managers, the ASFPM will award CECs earned at the E0278 CRS course.

o No more than two persons per community may attend at one time.


Prerequisite: To enroll in the CRS course, you must be a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®), have completed the National Flood Insurance Program course (E0273), or be a full-time floodplain manager with over two years of floodplain management experience.

CRS communities can receive CRS credit points after their staff members complete certain training sessions. Under Section 432.o, regulations administration (RA) of the Coordinator’s Manual, five points are provided for each member of a community’s floodplain permit staff who graduates from courses E0194, E0273, E0278, E0282, E0284, or E0386 (up to 25 points). Graduating from E0279 is worth up to five points under Activity 360 (Flood Protection Assistance).