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New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association
PO Box 1235, Las Cruces NM 88004

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FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Continuing Education Opportunity

Published on 5/19/2016
There are still seats available for floodplain management courses at EMI that have been pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for CFMs. EMI courses are offered at the beautiful Emmitsburg, MD campus. If you are a state, local, or tribal government employee you may attend the training for FREE with all expenses covered except meals (meal tickets approx. $110/week)
E284 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts III 
Date: AUGUST 29 - SEPT 2, 2016
(12 Core CECs)

This advanced floodplain management course is a dynamic and interactive instruction that covers the following five topics in detail: Floodway Standards, Disconnects between NFIP Regulations and Insurance, Common Noncompliance Issues, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs), and Substantial Improvement / Substantial Damage. 
E273 Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP
Dates: SEPTEMBER 12 - 16, 2016 or OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 4, 2016 
(12 Core CECs)

This is a basic NFIP four day course that lays the foundation for working with the NFIP in application in the field, and is targeted for local, Tribal, State and Federal Floodplain Managers. Topics covered include outreach, mapping (risk determination), rules and regulations, permitting, elevation certificate, substantial damage and substantial improvement, flood insurance and legal issues as well as other important topics. 


Complete a FEMA Form 119-25-1, General Admissions Application, with student signature and signature of supervisor or sponsoring agency official. State and local participants must submit their application through the State Emergency Management Training office. Tribal representatives can submit their application directly to NETC Admission Office. FEMA Regional employees should submit their application to their Regional Training Manager (RTM). Mail, scan, or fax the application to:

NETC Admissions Office (Room I-216)

National Emergency Training Center

16825 South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8998

Phone: (301) 447-1035 Fax: (301) 447-1658

If you have any questions, then please contact Bill Borthwick, CFM at Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (NMDHSEM), 13 Bataan Blvd., P.O. Box 27111, Santa Fe, NM 87508, 505-476-9617 FAX 505-471-9695, email: