Floodplain Management Training

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Steps to Win Mitigation Projects:
Developing a Scope of Work (SOW)

KDA-DWR has requested from and worked with FEMA's CERC contractor, Resilience Action Partners to provide this course. This course will cover:

• What to include in a SOW
• Creating a Story Narrative.
• Sample Project SOW Critique.
• Ways the Division of Water Resources can help

Please see the course flyer for more information. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform.

Virtual Training on August 6, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Click HERE to register for the training.


Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance

This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and dry floodproofing techniques for buildings located in a flood zone. It will identify FEMA Technical Bulletins 1, 2, and 3, the National Flood Insurance Program, ASCE 24-14, ICC, and Building Code regulations and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations and overall business continuity in flood hazard areas. The course will also analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available for both residential and non-residential structures. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.    

Virtual Training on August 19th, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
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Post Flood Responsibility

This free class is intended for community officials responsible for administering floodplain management regulations. The course focuses on what to do during and after a disaster event. Topics include substantial damage, permitting, Increased Cost of Compliance and violations. This in-person class has been approved for 3.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager credential. Limited to 20 participants.    

In-Person Training in Shawnee County on September 15, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
To register, please complete this Registration Form and email to Cheyenne Sun Eagle. Training location will be provided in response to the registration.

Recent Virtual Training

Post Flood Responsibility

This course will cover community responsibilities after a flood.  Topics will include surveying damages, substantial damages, permits for repairs and other considerations. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.  Virtual Training held on June 24, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

FEMA BRIC Grant Hazard Mitigation Funding Webinar

This webinar will cover information about FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) hazard mitigation grant program as well as the Community Rating System (CRS). BRIC helps communities reduce risk from natural hazards and disasters by funding well-designed mitigation projects. CRS provides discounts on insurance premiums and reduces risk by giving communities the opportunity to take floodplain management initiatives above NFIP minimum requirements. FEMA Grants Management Specialist/BRIC Coordinator Angela Droege, ISO CRS Specialist Melissa Mitchell, and the Kansas Hazard Mitigation Officer, Jeanne Bunting will be Presenting. Hosted by Todd Tucker, Natural Hazard Program Specialist/CRS Liaison Region VII. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential. Virtual Training held on July 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Click on the class title to access the video recording of the training.

How to File a LOMC: Part 1

Part 1 of the How to File a LOMR class will include an overview of the LOMC process, the options for LOMC’s, fee’s, methods, and timelines.  It will also include aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will continue in Part 2.  Virtual Training held on April 28, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.


How to File a LOMC: Part 2

Part 2 of the How to File a LOMR class will discuss aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will be a continuation from Part 1.  Part 2 will include an exercise that will take attendees from start to finish of prepping a model and filling out the MT Application.  This training will also consider lessons learned from floodplain administrators, engineers and reviewers.  Virtual Training held on April 29, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

 
 

Flood Insurance Claims Handbook Overview

This course will cover various aspects of the NFIP claim process. Such highlights will include the claim process, coverages, appeals, and other considerations. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.  Virtual Training held on April 29th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

 


Kansas Quick Guide

This is a basic level course, covering the Kansas 2019 Quick Guide. We will go over each topic covered in the booklet. It will touch on the many aspects of floodplain management. Virtual Training held on April 1st, 2021 from 10:00—11:00 a.m.



How to Complete a Floodplain Development Permit

This course covers the basic 9-step process of completing and reviewing a local floodplain development permit.  Virtual Training on March 25th, 2021 from 10:00—11:00 a.m.

 


LOMA and LOMR-F Part 1

This class compares LOMA and LOMR-F and completion of the forms. Part 1 focuses on the LOMA. Virtual training was held on January 13th, 2021 from 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

LOMA and LOMR-F Part 2

This class compares LOMA and LOMR-F and completion of forms. Part 2 focuses on the LOMR-F.  Virtual training was held on January 14th, 2021 from 10:00a.m.—11:00a.m.




How to File a LOMR: Part 1

Part 1 of the How to File a LOMR class will include an overview of the LOMC process, the options for LOMC’s, fee’s, methods, and timelines.  It will also include aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will continue in Part 2.  Virtual Training was held on December 9th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


How to File a LOMR: Part 2

Part 2 of the How to File a LOMR class will discuss aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will be a continuation from Part 1.  Part 2 will include an exercise that will take attendees from start to finish of prepping a model and filling out the MT Application.  This training will also consider lessons learned from floodplain administrators, engineers and reviewers. Virtual Training was held on December 10th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.



Elevation Certificates: Section A

This class is for officials responsible for reviewing elevation certificates and surveyors who complete the forms. The focus is on section A of the elevation certificate forms. Virtual Training held on October 20th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Elevation Certificates: Section B

This class is for officials responsible for reviewing elevation certificates and surveyors who complete the forms. The focus is on section B of the elevation certificate forms. Virtual Training held on October 21st, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Elevation Certificates: Section C, D & E

This class is for officials responsible for reviewing elevation certificates and surveyors who complete the forms. The focus is on sections C, D & E of the elevation certificate forms. Virtual Training held on October 22nd, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.




Websites for Floodplain Management Success

This class is for officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The focus is on using State and Federal websites for information on Base Flood Elevations, Map Data and LiDAR. Includes a demo. Virtual Training held on September 16th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.




Inspecting Violations and Giving Notices

This free class is designed for floodplain managers and community officials responsible for enforcing floodplain management regulations. The course will focus on investigating alleged violations and sending notices to property owners. Virtual Training held on August 11, 2020 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. 



Meeting with Violators and Resolving Issues

This free class is designed for floodplain managers and community officials responsible for enforcing floodplain management regulations. The course will focus on meeting with violators and resolving matters. Resolution may include going to court. Virtual Training held on August 12, 2020 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.




Recording available on request:

ArcGIS Pro For Floodplain Management

Part 1

Part 1 of the ArcGIS Pro for Floodplain Management class focuses on accessing floodplain data and how to manipulate and symbolize floodplain data using ArcGIS Pro.  The data sources explored include the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Map Service Center (MSC) and the GIS services offered by the Kansas Department of Agriculture – Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR) and the Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC). The data explored include floodplain boundaries and LiDAR based ground elevations. Virtual Training held on September 22nd, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Part 2

Part 2 of the ArcGIS Pro for Floodplain Management class builds on the topics learn in Part 1 by exploring how ArcGIS Pro can be used in floodplain management activities. Activities explored include calculating a Base Flood Elevation (BFE), identifying properties residing in the floodplain, and creating maps to communicate floodplain information including how to make Community Rating System (CRS) maps for credits in this program. Virtual Training held on September 23rd, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

GIS for CRS: Completing Community Rating System (CRS) Activities using ArcGIS Pro

Part 1

Part 1 of the GIS for CRS training focus on accessing floodplain data and how to manipulate and symbolize floodplain data using ArcGIS Pro. The data sources explored include the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Map Service Center (MSC) and GIS services offered by the Kansas Department of Agriculture – Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR) and the Kansas Access and Support Center (DASC). This part will also explore how ArcGIS Pro can be used to collect points under CRS Activity 440 – Flood Data Maintenance. Virtual training held on January 20th, 2021 from 10:00a.m.—11:30a.m.

Part 2

Part 2 of the GIS for CRS training focus on how to create maps using ArcGIS Pro and how to create maps to collect points under CRS Activity 320 - Map Information Service. This part will also cover the GIS processes and analysis to edit data within ArcGIS Pro and uses these processes to collect points under CRS Activity 420 - Open Space Preservation. Virtual training held January 21st, 2021 from 10:00a.m.—11:30a.m.

Independent Study Training Opportunities

Independent Study Courses:

Floodplain Management Training - Independent Study Instructions
Floodplain Elevation Certificate Section A - Floodplain EC Section A

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