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Managing Floodplain Development through NFIP (NC959)

Floods have caused a greater loss of life and property, and have devastated more families and communities in the United States than all other natural hazards combined. Since the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968, 548 North Carolina communities have voluntarily joined the program to reduce the loss of life and property from floods. Due to the devastation of storms across North Carolina and as North Carolina continues to release new digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, many more communities have decided to join the NFIP and many of the NFIP communities have been trying to find better ways to protect their citizens. For these reasons and many more, the State of North Carolina, FEMA Region IV, and the NC Association of Floodplain Managers all agree this course will be very useful and beneficial to many communities in implementing their local floodplain management programs.

This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

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, as well as, Federal/state/regional floodplain managers are encouraged to attend.

If participant is going to stay and take exam following the course, NCEM will not provide reimbursment for lodging and meals past the class completetion.

Date(s)  Mon. Mar 25, 2019 8AM - 5PM 
Tue. Mar 26, 2019 8AM - 5PM 
Wed. Mar 27, 2019 8AM - 5PM 
Thu. Mar 28, 2019 8AM - 5PM 
Fri. Mar 29, 2019 8AM - 12PM 
Location Gaston Community College - Gaston County
201 HWY 321 South, Dallas NC 
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Building/Room Albright Public Safety Complex Room 110 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Brubaker, John D. 
Course Length 4 Days 
Course Hours 24 
Maximum Participants 60
# Open Seats 60
# on Wait List 0

Offering Specific Information

North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in conjunction with FEMA Region IV, and NCAFPM will host L-273 – Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP on March 25 – March 28, 2019 at the Gaston Community College’s - Dallas Campus, in Room 110 of the Albright Public Safety Complex Building. The campus is located at 201 US 321, Dallas, NC  28034. Class will run from 8:00am until 5:00pm Monday – Thursday and from 8:00 until noon on Friday.

CFM Credits

Current CFM attendees will receive twelve (12) Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of this L-273 field deployed course. This course is also assigned 3.1 CEUs.

CFM Exam

The CFM exam will be proctored on Friday, March 29, 2019, immediately following the deployment of the L-273 course in Dallas, North Carolina.

The exam will be “closed book” and will be held in a proctored classroom environment at the same location as our L-273 class. The examination will be pass/fail and the results will be held in strict confidence. There is a mandatory 70% pass rule to become a CFM. The NC Association of Floodplain Managers has published a study guide that is also available on the website and will be available during the L-273 class the same week.

The exam will start promptly at 8:30am on Friday, March 29, 2019, and three hours will be allotted for the exam. Those taking the CFM exam must pre-register. Pre-approval is mandatory. Those approved to take the exam will be notified prior to the exam date. Walk-ins will not be permitted; all exam takers must be on the approved list, having submitted the appropriate application and fees in advance. To obtain a copy of the Application Package to take this exam [which includes a Registration Form] along with other details, please visit and submit the completed package and fees as indicated on the form or website.

This is an NCEM "State Sponsored" class, and travel reimbursement is available for eligible students. See attached "Travel Reimbursement Information" document for guidelines and instructions. (

FEMA EMI Admission Application

Each participant must complete a FEMA General Admission Application, FEMA Form 119-25-1 ( and provide it to the instructors during class. The form must be complete and signed by the participant.   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email