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G318 Local Mitigation Planning – Pierre


3/25/2019 - 3/28/2019 
E278 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) / Community Rating System (CRS)
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD

This is a 4 day resident course

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD  21727
Admissions: 301-447-1035

This course covers the Community Rating System (CRS), a nationwide initiative of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It describes activities eligible for credit under the 2013 CRS Coordinator’s Manual, how a community applies, and how a community modifies an application to improve its classification.

Course Objectives:
• Describe activities eligible for CRS credit.
• Understand how a community joins the CRS program.
• Identify how to modify an application to improve classification.

Selection Criteria: This course is intended for a wide range of participants including FEMA regional office staff, NFIP state coordinators, regional planning officials, local and tribal government officials, those who perform floodplain services for local governments, and others interested in learning about the CRS in order to provide technical assistance to communities seeking to apply for CRS credit. Attendance will be limited to two participants from any one community in any fiscal year.

Required Prerequisites: Must be a Certified Floodplain Manager, or have completed E0273, Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program, or be a full-time floodplain manager with more than 2 years of full-time floodplain management experience, as demonstrated through work in a floodplain management, codes enforcement, or building code field and through work specifically related to floodplain management. Participants must have an understanding of the NFIP and floodplain management principles. The course material will be difficult to follow without a participant being well-versed in basic concepts of floodplain management.

CECs: 12 CECs for CFMs
CEUs: 3

Course attendance is free, but registration is required. If admitted to the course, FEMA will reimburse local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees for transportation to attend the course, provide free lodging on campus, and free shuttle to/from nearby airports to the EMI campus. The only out of pocket cost for local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees to participate will be for their time, and the on-campus meal ticket (approximately $110/week).

Register here, create a FEMA Student Identification Number (if you don't already have one), then follow instructions to apply for an on-campus course. Applications should be submitted a least 4 weeks prior to the course date.
Admissions: 301-447-1000, Applicants should wait for their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to making travel arrangements.

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