National Flood Insurance Program CRS training
NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
L-278 COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM (CRS)
May 2-5, 2016
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a nationwide initiative of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The CRS recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP standards. Participation in CRS lowers flood insurance premium rates for policyholders within your community. CRS floodplain management activities enhance public safety, reduce damages to property and public infrastructure, avoid economic disruption and losses, reduce human suffering, and protect the environment. Participating in the CRS provides an incentive to maintain and improve your community’s overall floodplain management program.
The course describes activities eligible for credit under the 2013 CRS Coordinator’s Manual, how a community applies, and how a community modifies an application to improve its classification. The CRS Program underwent significant changes in 2013 and the updated CRS manual will be taught in this course.
• Describe how to join the CRS program and improve community CRS classifications.
• Identify ways to earn CRS points by reducing and avoiding flood damage to insurable property.
• Understand how to take full advantage of available CRS points as you strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP.
• Describe how to gain CRS points by fostering comprehensive floodplain management.
Local and tribal government officials, regional planning officials, NFIP state staff, FEMA regional office staff, and others interested in learning about the CRS in order to provide technical assistance to communities seeking to apply for CRS credit.
Course Dates & Location
May 2-5, 2016 (Monday – Thursday)
On Monday, the class begins promptly at 8:30 am and runs until 5:00 pm. Tuesday – Thursday, class time will be 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Harold Alfond Forum Building – Room 230
University of New England – Biddeford Campus
11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, Maine
Registration Fee: $50.00
Please make checks payable to: Treasurer, State of Maine
This covers all materials for the course. Participants will be provided with a continental breakfast at the morning break and snacks/drinks will be provided for afternoon breaks. We may provide lunch on some or all class days. We are currently working to secure lunch sponsors.
• You must have 2 years of floodplain management experience.
• You must have completed the E/L 273, Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program.
• You must be a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) awards 2.9 CEUs for completion of this course.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) awards 12 CECs (core) for completion of this class.
The Maine Code Enforcement Officer Training & Certification Program will award up to 12 recertification credits in the area of Land Use.
All students must complete the attached FEMA Form 119-25-2. You must obtain a FEMA Student ID number and enter in block #6 on your application.
How do I obtain my FEMA SID number?
Step 1: To register, go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
Step 2: Click on the “Register for a FEMA SID” box.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
You will receive an e-mail with your SID number. Put that number in box 6 on the registration form.
Tips for filling out the rest of the application can be found at this link: http://training.fema.gov/Apply
Please e-mail, fax, or mail your registration to:
Sue Baker, NFIP State Coordinator
Maine Floodplain Management Program
Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
93 SHS, 17 Elkins Lane
Augusta, ME 04333-0093
ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH
SEATING IS LIMITED
DON’T DELAY…REGISTER TODAY!