Course Description

Course National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coastal Summer Workshop (NCFIP01)

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Summer Workshop – Eastern Branch

The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Floodplain Management staff will provide training on both the basic roles/duties of a floodplain administrator as well as  the regulatory context of the NFIP regulations (to include discussion of the Elevation Certificate), to allow for the safe development in floodplains. These workshops will also address Coastal re-mapping processes, the new website Flood Risk Information System (FRIS), information on how Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and the Home Owners Affordability Act of 2014 will affect property owners and communities, and include basic information on the Community Rating System (CRS) of the NFIP.  The Course is designed to provide in-depth training and generate class discussions on topics in greater detail than a basic course.  Particular modules provided for this location are:

This 2-day workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Floodplain Administrator’s Duties and Responsibilities
  • NC Building Code and the NFIP
  • Compliance with V-Zone’s Standards
  • Post Disaster Duties
  • Insurance Update – BW-12, HFIAA
  • FRIS
Date(s) Thu. Sep 14, 2017 0830-1700 
Fri. Sep 15, 2017 0830-1700 
Location Cape Fear Community College - Alston W. Burke Center at Surf City - Pender Coun
615 NC 210, Hampstead NC 28443 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Brubaker, John D 
Course Length 2 Days  CEUs  
Offering Specific Information

Offering Specific Information:

Course Description: The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Floodplain Management staff will host its annual Summer Workshops. Theses two-day workshops will provide training on various topics related to floodplain management to include but not limited to: regulations, mapping, elevation certificates, mitigation, ordinances and other related topics. The intent of the workshop is to promote a safer environment and to educated participants in development in special flood hazard areas. The course is designed to provide in-depth training and generate class discussions on topics in greater detail than a basic course.

Particular modules provided for this location are:

  • Non-standard Projects – How to Permit: An explanation of how to issue permits for boardwalks, recreation facilities, soccer fields, baseball fields, etc. and the best way to permit and process these types of projects.
  • Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement: This will provide students with a better insight of how to regulate major additions and other improvements to buildings in the floodplain as well as how to regulate reconstruction and repairs to buildings that have been severely damaged.
  • Data Acquisition: This presentation will provide an overview of current and future data available through Risk Management and how it is applied in the development of flood and other hazard risk products.
  • No-Rise/LOMA/CLOMA Applications and Requirements: What should planners and other local officials be looking for when the applications come in (bridges, roads, structures, etc.). Also, what we need to be looking for before we sign off on community support form to make sure that we understand the impacts of the project.
  • The MOA Between NCDOT & NCFPM: This presentation will afford participants the understanding of the Memorandum of Agreement between NCDOT and Floodplain Mapping, including how projects are reviewed, how impacts are addressed, and how you can get informed.
  • Roundtable Discussion - Various topics will be discussed by all present as to the most appropriate way to handle a particular floodplain issue. Topics will include:
    • Non-Compliance Issues: What are the best ways to handle them and when should we get the state involved?
    • Technical Assistance: Who at the state does what and who the best contacts are for the different things that we need help with?
  • Section 1316 – When Used as Compliance Tool: This presentation will provide participants how to use Section 1316 as a compliance tool when the denial of flood insurance coverage may be necessary.
  • Elevation Certificates: This presentation will afford participants a better understanding of elevation certificates and will go into detail about what to look for, how to determine what you are looking at, calculations, etc.
  • Flood Risk Information System/Community Assistance Portal: This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the Flood Risk Information System and the new Community Assistance Portal. Students will have access to on-site computers to practice their skills for both applications.
  • Clearinghouse Projects: This presentation will discuss the Clearinghouse Projects to include environmental reviews as related to floodplain management under the State and National Environmental Policy Act (SEPA and NEPA), including identifying impacts and assuring compliance with Federal and State Executive Orders.
  • Floodplain Administrator Guidance: This presentation will discuss how to be a proactive FPA. Real time scenarios will be used to inform current FPAs of ways which may assist them to disseminate information to their customers.

Continuing Education Units - CFM Credits: Current CFM attendees will receive Core Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of this coursPrerequisites – None

Who Should Attend/Target Audience - Attendance at one of the workshops by at least one representative from each community is recommended. Please share this invitation with planners, building inspectors, zoning officials, elected officials, etc., interested in your floodplain management program.

Eligibility Contact - Heather Keefer,  (919) 825-2289

Cost - A registration fee of $50 will be collected from each participant to cover breaks and lunches.


Make checks payable to the NC Association of Floodplain Managers (NCAFPM, Federal ID #56-1802736).  If you have any special dietary needs or require other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to make special arrangements for you.

For more information, please contact Heather Keefer,  (919) 825-2289

No Travel Reimbursment Will Be Offered For This Course.