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Floodplain Administrator Training

As stated in Oklahoma's accreditation requirements, floodplain administrators are required to obtain 6 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years. Credit can be earned by attending the courses listed below. Submit completed course certificates to Cheyanne Reynolds.

Register for a class today! Space is limited. Courses, dates, and locations are subject to change or cancellation.

2024 TRAINing Schedule
June 11 OWRB FPM 101
OFMA Special Topics Course
Eastern OK State College
McAlester, OK
July 16 OWRB FPM 202
OFMA Special Topics Course
Canadian Valley Technology Center
Chickasha, OK
August 6 OWRB FPM 101
OFMA Special Topics Course
OHP Training Center
Oklahoma City, OK
August 20 OWRB FPM 101
OFMA Special Topics Course
Central Park Main
Broken Arrow, OK
September 11 OWRB FPM 101 GRDA Eco Center
Langley, OK
October 15 OWRB FPM 202
OFMA Special Topics Course
OHP Training Center
Oklahoma City, OK
November 12 OWRB FPM 202
OFMA Special Topics Course
Eastern OK State College
McAlester, OK

FPM 101: Introduction to Floodplain Management provides attendees with the most up-to-date information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), major floodplain management concepts, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

FPM 202: Beyond the Basics offers a concentration on one or more specific areas of floodplain management, such as ordinance administration, permitting, outreach, elevation certificates, mitigation, substantial damage/substantial improvement, post-disaster activities, mapping and determinations, and violations and enforcement.

OFMA Special Topics in Floodplain Management are hosted by Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association staff and feature a wide array of speakers and topics, including floodplain management ethics, storm water management, flood resilience, hazard mitigation planning, post-disaster events, and rural floodplain management.

Usually offered in January or February each year, this four-day course is designed for local officials responsible for administering floodplain management ordinances/regulations, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, surveyors, and public works officials. The purpose is to provide comprehensive and structured basic floodplain management training to individuals with limited floodplain management experience. The course is eligible for 12 credits to meet continuing education requirements for floodplain administrators.

To be placed on the class wait list, participants must first obtain a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). In the fall, students will be prompted to submit FEMA application documentation to Cheyanne Reynolds no later than one week prior to the L-273 course start date.

NOTE:  Beginning in 2025, those wishing to take the OFMA/ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager Exam in Oklahoma are no longer required to have attended this course prior to testing.  Please note that attendance does not guarantee a passing grade on that exam. Not all CFM exam topics are covered in L-273 course materials. Visit OFMA's Exam Prep page for additional guidance.

Recommended prerequisites:

FEMA IS-273, How to Read a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

FEMA IS-274, How to Use a Flood Insurance Study (FIS)

OWRB Floodplain Management 101

More from FEMA EMI here:  https://training.fema.gov/is/searchis.aspx?search=flood&page=1

FEMA L-273 Scholarship Opportunity:

Recognizing the potential hardship for some Oklahoma communities, OWRB--through a grant funded by FEMA--is offering a limited number of need-based attendance scholarships for local floodplain administrators to attend the four-day course. This scholarship will cover hotel expenses for attendees that qualify for the award. Please note this covers lodging from Sunday night through Thursday morning (4 nights).

If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please email Cheyanne Reynolds at cheyanne.reynolds@owrb.ok.gov

Last Modified on May 22, 2024
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