Floodplain Management Training

To comply with best practices and Governor Abbott’s direction, TWDB staff are telecommuting and limiting travel. TWDB staff will be offering webinars in place of in-person classes until further notice.

Below is the current listing of free online webinars that the TWDB Community Assistance group will be offering remotely. The target audience for these courses are local officials and anyone involved with floodplain management. Please contact Christina Cho for any questions about training opportunities.

Available Courses:

Floodplain Management 101 – November 5 & November 6, 2020

This one-day course will provide attendees with an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Due to the length of the course, it will be separated into two, four-hour sessions. Participants will receive 7 CECs from TFMA if they attend both sessions of the webinar.

Date:
November 5-6, 2020 (meets twice)
Time:
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Floodplain Management 101 Course

Intro to Base Level Engineering (webinar) – December 1, 2020

The purpose of this webinar is to inform floodplain administrators, community members, engineers, and other stakeholders about Base Level Engineering (BLE) and its intended use for floodplain management within local communities. The webinar will cover what BLE is, the benefits of using BLE, how to use BLE for floodplain management and regulatory reporting, an overview of various BLE products, as well as live demonstrations of how to use the BLE web viewer.

Participants will receive 2 CECs through TFMA after attending this webinar.

Date:
December 1, 2020
Time:
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Intro to Base Level Engineering Course

Substantial Damage & Substantial Improvement Basics – December 14, 2020

This training defines the terms substantial damage and substantial improvement (SD/SI) as part of the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Participants will learn about SD/SI assessments, the necessary tools in assessing SD/SI, and about opportunities for communities to receive assistance in completing accurate SD/SI determinations after a disaster.

Participants will receive 1 CEC through TFMA after attending this webinar.

Date:
December 14, 2020
Time:
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Substantial Damage & Substantial Improvement Basics Course

Floodplain Management 101 – January 12 & January 13, 2021

This one-day course will provide attendees with an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Due to the length of the course, it will be separated into two, four-hour sessions. Participants will receive 7 CECs from TFMA if they attend both sessions of the webinar.

Date:
January 12-13, 2021 (meets twice)
Time:
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register Floodplain Management 101 Course

Elevation Certificate Course

This webinar will provide an overview of Elevation Certificates and the key items that floodplain administrators should check for as they are reviewing them, as well as common issues and mistakes that tend to be found on Elevation Certificates during Community Assistance Visits.

Participants will receive 1 CEC through TFMA after attending this webinar.

Date:
February 11, 2021
Time:
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location:
online
Registration Link:
Register for the Elevation Certificate How-To Course

Other Training Opportunities

FEMA Region VI Brown Bag Trainings

Texas Floodplain Management Association Trainings

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