Registration Made Easy

Register for the 2023 SEMA Tools of Floodplain Management workshops, the Substantial Damage Estimator 3.0 Training workshops and the 2D Modeling HEC-RAS 6.0 workshops Once you sign up, this site will notify a floodplain staff member, and we will send you further information to complete your registration. Reimbursement for selected expenses is available for NFIP-participating communities. Restrictions may apply.

Having trouble with online registration? Questions or concerns about online registration? Please contact a Floodplain Management Staff member.

Registration for Workshops

2024 Tools of Floodplain Management

The 2024 Tools of Floodplain Management workshop is a 2-day course designed for local floodplain administrators. It covers various important issues as well as day-to-day activities, incorporating updated NFIP information and forms. This course is designed to provide basic knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). We recommend that those wishing to take the Certified Floodplain Managers exam complete the Tools of Floodplain Management workshop prior to taking the CFM exam.

There is no registration fee for this workshop.

This course has been approved for 9 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs).

Workshop Location:

Jefferson City Police Department
Training Room
401 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, Mo

Workshop Dates:

*All workshops will be from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the first day and from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on the second day.*

  • March 21, 2024 - March 22, 2024
  • May 21, 2024 - May 22, 2024
  • July 18, 2024 - July 19, 2024
  • Sept. 24, 2024 - Sept. 25, 2024

2024 Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE) 3.0

When structures located within the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) are improved or damaged, an inspection by the Floodplain Administrator must be made. When a structure meets the definition of substantial improvement or is substantially damaged, specific flood hazard reduction regulations become effective. FEMA has developed an excellent software tool – SDE 3.0 – to assist local officials. This is a formalized and organized approach for making these determinations; in addition, it is a FEMA-accepted method for determining substantial damage and substantial improvement. This useful tool may be utilized to assess flood, wind, wildfire, seismic and other forms of damage, as well as property improvement. With an SDE process in place, communities can complete their NFIP requirements more quickly, allowing citizens to start reconstruction sooner. SEMA Floodplain staff has developed a workshop teaching all aspects of FEMA's SDE 3.0 program. Communities attending the workshop will receive tools to set up the SDE process. Workshop agenda topics include an inspection of a damaged building. This workshop is approved for 6.5 hours of Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

Workshop Locations & Dates:

*All locations, workshop will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.*

Lunch & Learn Series

Since COVID travel restrictions began in March 2020, SEMA Floodplain Management Staff have worked to help floodplain administrators with continuing education opportunities. The Floodplain Management Staff have created 1 hour webinars where you can listen while you have your lunch.

  • Floodplain Question & Answers
    Thursday, April 18, 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Basic NFIP 101
    Thursday, May 16, 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • A Guide to Writing Floodplain Development Permits
    Thursday, June 20, 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities
    Thursday, July 25, 2024, 11:30am - 12:30pm

*  Notice * These workshops are approved for 1 hour of Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

2D Modeling HEC-RAS 6.0 Workshops

The goal of the 2D workshops is to develop and provide technical training to state agencies, local officials and local technical community to assist in the transition from 1D to 2D Flood Risk Identification and NFIP Floodplain Management.

The accuracy of risk identification is greatly enhanced with 2-D modeling but needs to be integrated locally to maximize its potential for effective floodplain management. During this workshop you can expect:

  • Broadened knowledge of Flood Risk 2-D modeling
  • Hands on experience pulling information from new 2-D models
  • Continuity of synergy from Risk MAP deliverables
  • Understanding of the NFIP floodplain versus the results of the rain on grid 2-D hydraulic models
  • Continued building of partnerships through education and utilizing comments to assist policy changes

Training will include:

  • Description and explanation of model development hydrology and hydraulics
  • User Guide for basic needs of the floodplain managers and engineers to determine floodplain management answers from existing models
  • Process to modify models for 3 typical floodplain management scenarios
  • Lead the development of LOMR for modifications
  • Facilitate a discussion of issues and concerns for follow up post training.

Workshop Locations & Dates:

*All locations, workshop will be held from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. and each has been approved for 8 CECs*

  • TBD for 2024