US Army Corps of Engineers
Institute for Water Resources

Flood Risk Management Program

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Training Resources

Training opportunities for flood risk managers are highlighted below, including Corps Prospect training courses, the Certified Floodplain Manager designation, and other upcoming training opportunities.

For Corps Employees, there are a wide range of training courses, both online and instructor led, offered through the Corps Learning Center. Examples of courses of interest to a Corps Flood Risk Manager include:

  • Risk Communication
  • Risk Communication for Flood Risk Management (under development)
  • Prospect: Nonstructural Measures for Flood Risk
  • OMBIL: Applications for Managers
  • PCC5 H&H Considerations in Planning
  • Risk Analysis for Flood Risk Management
  • Risk Analysis – WRP&M

For individuals outside the Corps, information on training in water resources and flood risk management are also available through:

  • The Corps Water Resources Training and Education website.
  • FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI). A highly recommended course is Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) (E273).
  • The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) offers online training courses available for cost under the CFM continuing education.
  • Risk Analysis and Uncertainty through the Corps Risk Analysis Gateway.
The Certified Floodplain Manager is a certification program run by the Association of State Floodplain Managers. This certification requires a 4-hour examination. The exam covers floodplain management, the FEMA NFIP program, local responsibilities, local ordinances, how to read a FEMA NFIP map and determine if a home is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), how to build in SFHAs, and elevation and venting. More information can be found at http://www.floods.org.
 
See the Events page for upcoming training opportunities.