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FEMA July Trainings
By Nicole M Friedt, CFM
Posted: 2022-06-30T19:33:09Z

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July Floodplain Management Training

Check out these upcoming webinars related to your community's floodplain management program and NFIP flood insurance. Feel free to forward these to other staff who may be interested.

2022 Hurricane Season Outlook and Substantial Damage Lessons Learned Panel

FEMA Region 6 webinar promo with panelist information for a July 5 webinar on Hurricane Season and SD lessons learned

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 9-10:30 am Central

Participants will receive a 2022 hurricane season outlook from NOAA's Brian LaMarre. Then hear from Jefferson and St. James Parishes in Louisiana and the city of Beaumont and Harris County in Texas about their lessons learned from recent hurricanes and damaging events.

Communities will discuss their experience with post-disaster floodplain management and substantial damage, outreach, coordinating on grants and DRRA Section 1206. Then, hear from FEMA about top takeaways to prepare your community from the floodplain management side for hurricane season.

1.5 hours of continuing education credit is approved through ASFPM for Certified Floodplain Managers.


Back2Basics With Mike Segner: Development-It's Not Just New Construction, Offering 2

FEMA BB LogoWednesday, July 27, 2022, 11 am - noon Central

This is the third topic in the 2022 Back2Basics Series with FEMA's Mike Segner. Each topic is offered twice, choose from either offering. This is the second offering. This class will cover the basics about floodplain regulations and permitting of "development" in the high risk flood area. Find out what is meant by "development" in this training. It's not just new construction, and includes: filling, grading, storage, etc.

One hour of Continuing education credit is approved for this training through ASFPM for Certified Floodplain Managers.


Risk Rating 2.0 Brief and Q&A Session, July 2022

RR2.0 QA LogoThursday, July 21, 2022, 10:00 am -11:30 am Central

Join to hear a briefing on NFIP flood insurance rating changes-called Risk Rating 2.0. Then, stay on to ask your Risk Rating 2.0 questions. Feel free to drop after your question is addressed, or stay on to listen to the questions others have.

All are welcome, including: state, local, and tribal officials; local floodplain administrators and emergency managers; insurance agents; real estate professionals; and the public. Continuing education credit not available. For more information on flood insurance rating changes including fact sheets and state-specific profiles, click here.

Click here to view new Risk Rating 2.0 fact sheets, including a Rate Explanation and Discount Explanation Guide. 

No continuing education credits are offered for these sessions.


Community Rating System (CRS) Webinars

CRS LogoThe nationally-run CRS Webinar Series provides both live and on-demand training to communities that are not yet participating in the Community Rating System, local government staff who are new to the CRS, and those with experience in the program. Click below and type “CRS” in the search field to register for an upcoming webinar. 

July 19, 2022 12:00 pm Central - Annual CRS Requirements

July 20, 2022 12:00 pm Central - Floodplain Management Planning


Nationally run training from NFIP for insurance agents

Two-part Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Webinar

This webinar is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. It brings participants the latest information on the NFIP, including instruction on the NFIP’s pricing methodology – Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action. 

Attendees must complete both sessions in order to cover all topics required by the Flood Insurance Reform Act (FIRA) of 2004. Created for insurance agents, others are welcome to attend, but CE credit may not be available. 

Continuing education course approval and credits vary by state for insurance agents. Click Here for information about your state

 July 2022 - Multiple Dates - Register Now! (Capacity is Limited)


Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action - Phase II - Renewals

FEMA is changing the way it views flood risk and prices flood insurance, making it easier for insurance agents to write and sell flood insurance policies. The NFIP has moved into Phase II of Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action with the focus on transitioning existing policies.

To register, please use the links below. These webinars are FREE to attend, but spaces are limited so please register early. These webinars are NOT approved for continuing education credit in any state.

  • July 14, 2022 2 p.m. -  3 p.m. CT REGISTER
  • July 26, 2022 2 p.m. -  3 p.m. CT REGISTER

Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1206

DRRA YouTubeThe Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration’s Floodplain Management Division has produced a 6-minute animated video on the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1206 policy. 

Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) Section 1206 policy - YouTube

Did you know? You can access past FEMA Region 6 Floodplain Monthly trainings at one site. Click here to explore past topics. Bookmark the link, make sure to scroll to the bottom and click next to view more listings, and check back for new additions. Continuing education credits are not available for viewing past recordings.

Region 6

Denton, TX

Floodplain Management & Insurance Branch