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8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2017 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Administration & Legislative Training

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage in Auburndale


8/14/2017 - 8/17/2017 
L273 Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP
Location:  McDonough, GA
Time:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
FEMA & Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources

Henry County 911 Training Room
523 Industrial Blvd.
McDonough, GA 30253

Sign-in will begin at 8:00 am Monday, August 14, 2017.  Classes will begin at 8:30 am Monday through Thursday and end at 5:00 pm every day.

This course provides an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the National Flood Insurance Program and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

  • Provide outreach to citizens and officials to help them make informed decisions.
  • Using technology available to their communities, determine the flood hazard risk at given sites.
  • Apply NFIP floodplain criteria/management regulations.
  • Identify appropriate Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) for specific circumstances and describe the LOMC process.
  • Explain how building codes relate to floodplain management.
  • Identify and assemble a basic floodplain permit.
  • Provide technical assistance and creative solutions to mitigate flood hazards.
  • Explain basic concepts of flood insurance rating as related to new development and floodplain management.
  • Identify legal implications of actions.
  • Develop/review and complete an elevation certificate and other certificates needed for floodplain management purposes.
Target Audience: Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials. Federal/State/regional floodplain managers also are encouraged to attend. The course is designed for those officials with less than 3 years of floodplain management experience.

Prerequisites: Participants must complete the following online tutorials:

Suggested Prerequisites: Suggested Additional Pre or Post-course resources:

Resources: Attendees may want to download and review the FEMA Publication 480 "Floodplain Management Requirements: A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials" prior to the course.

CFM Exam (Optional)
The (CFM) exam will be administered Friday, August 18. The L-273 Course is for enhancement and/or a refresher of the material only and not intended to prepare someone for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam. Exam takers should not expect to pass the exam without additional study, please review the ASFPM CFM Exam Preparation page for more information. Separate application & registration fee required to sit for the CFM exam, which must be submitted to ASFPM no later than two weeks prior to the exam date.

CECs: 12 CECs for CFMs

There is no charge for the class but travel, lodging, meals and miscellaneous expenses are the attendee’s responsibility. There is a fee to sit for the CFM Exam.

Thomas Tkacs, Floodplain Management Unit,, 404-651-8478

For Course registration, deadline for enrolling is August 4, 2017.  Email your reservation request to “Attn: L-273.”  You can call 404.651.8478 with any questions.  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,

For CFM Exam Registration click here.
Attached File: L273_GA_ 8.14.2017.docx

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