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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. Feb 24, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Tue. Feb 25, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Wed. Feb 26, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Thu. Feb 27, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Location Cabarrus County Governmental Center Main Conference Room
65 Church Street, SE, Concord NC 28025 
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Building/Room 65 Church Street South, Concord, NC, 28025, Multi-Purpose Room 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Brubaker, John D. 
Course Length 4 Days 
Course Hours 24 
Maximum Participants 31
# Open Seats 31
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Travel Reimbursement Form

Offering Specific Information

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 February 24 – February 27, 2020 at the Cabarrus County Government Center’s - Multi Purpose Room. This is located at 65 Church Street South, Concord, NC  28025

Class will run from 8:00am until 5:00pm Monday – Thursday.

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.

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. Please print your forms and bring them to class with you.

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.

CFM Exam

The CFM Exam is separate from the class.  The exam will start promptly at 8:30am on Friday, February 28, 2020, and three hours will be allotted for the exam. Those taking the CFM exam must register through the North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers. Pre-approval in writing from the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is mandatory. Those approved to take the exam will be notified by ASFPM 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.

The exam will be “closed book” and will be held in a proctored classroom environment at the same location as the 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.  ASFPM also has study materials available at

Accommodation and per diem for the CFM Exam is not reimbursable through the State.

Point of contact:

Dan Brubaker,  (919) 825-2300.

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