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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. Oct 07, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Tue. Oct 08, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Wed. Oct 09, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Thu. Oct 10, 2019 0800 - 1700 
Location Edgecombe Community College-Rocky Mount Campus - Edgecombe County
225 Tarboro Street, Rocky Mount NC 27801 
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Building/Room Barnes Auditorium 
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 35
# Open Seats 35
# on Wait List 1
Attachments Travel Reimbursement

Offering Specific Information

Point of Contact:  Milton Carpenter   (919)825-2302   or   Milton.Carpenter@NCDPS.GOV

12 CEC's available for CFMs

NCEM is providing meal and lodging reimbursement for this offering within the NCOSBM Guidelines.  The guidelines and reimbursement forms are located as an attachment for this class.

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.


All participants taking the "CFM Exam" the following day (Friday,October 11th) MUST register for the exam on the TERMS website as well.  It will be listed in TERMS for October 11th with the class code designator - (CFM-001) "Certified Floodplain Manager Exam".   |   |  HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  Email TERMS Helpdesk