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Floodplain Management Training and Education

Information about upcoming and on-going floodplain management training and education in New Hampshire and across the country.

Upcoming NFIP Training Opportunities

  • Join us for our upcoming webinar, Floodplain Management Basics for Community Officials, which will be held on December 12, 2022 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will provide basic information and guidance about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA flood maps and studies, community floodplain regulations, and the responsibilities of a NFIP participating community to remain in good standing in the program. To sign up please fill out this registration form. This webinar will be recorded and posted to the NH Office of Planning and Development YouTube Page.

Video Series: Floodplain Management Learning for Community Officials On Demand (FLOOD)

This new series of training videos developed by OPD for NH community officials focuses on key National Flood Insurance Program topics. Each video in the series will be about 30 minutes long.

Free Online NFIP and Community Rating System Training Webinars

Free online webinars are available through FEMA's contractor, STARR about various aspects of the NFIP including the Community Rating System. Many of the courses are eligible for CEC credits for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM).

Visit this page to register or to check on upcoming courses (click the "Upcoming" tab). New Hampshire is in FEMA Region 1.

Online Course: NFIP 101 – Introduction to Floodplain Management

This free course is intended for those new to floodplain management and provides local officials with the knowledge and skills to administer and enforce floodplain management regulations.

Visit this page to learn more about the course.

Free Online NFIP Self-Study Training Courses in Basic and Advanced Flood Insurance Topics

NFIP Training Workshop

NFIP Training Workshop

Mostly Free Onsite Floodplain Management and Emergency Management Courses

  • Floodplain Management and Emergency Management Courses are offered by FEMA at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland. All courses are free to State and Local personnel, including a reimbursement for your travel. Some courses that are offered include E273 "Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP", E278 "Community Rating System", and E194 "Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts." If you are interested in taking a course, please contact OPD's Floodplain Management Staff.

Past Presentations

  • View past recordings of recent OPD training webinars on OPD''s YouTube Channel
  • Presentation slides for Floodplain Administrator 101 training workshop in Keene on December 9, 2019 pdf file
  • Presentation slides for Floodplain Administrator 101 training in Lancaster on November 7, 2019 pdf file
  • Presentation slides for Floodplain Administrator 101 training in Warren on August 29, 2019 pdf file

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