2020 Tools of Floodplain Management

The 2020 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:

SEMA Headquarters
2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Workshop Dates:

March 18, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
March 19, 2020 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

May 20, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 21, 2020 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 15, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
July 16, 2020 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

September 16, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 17, 2020 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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.

March 31, 2020 - St. James, Meramec Regional Planning Commission, #4 Industrial Drive, St. James, Missouri
April 22, 2020 - Cooper County Fire Protection District Station 1, 16994 Highway 87, Boonville, Missouri
May 6, 2020 - Vernon County – Centennial Hall at Vernon County Fair Grounds, Nevada, Missouri – Newest Building there, no address has been established yet.
June 25, 2020 - The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave, Springfield, Missouri. Rooms A & B. -
July 8, 2020 - Newton County – 208 W. Coler St., Neosho, Missouri.
August 26, 2020 - Chillicothe Emergency Services Building,700 Second Street, Chillicothe, Missouri.
September 23, 2020 - Independence – City of Independence Utility Building IUS, Room 117, 17221 East 23rd St. S, Independence, Missouri
October 7, 2020 - West Plains Civic Center, 110 Saint Louis Street, Walnut Room, West Plains, Mo.


2020 Virtual Elevation Certificate Workshop

The Elevation Certificate (EC) Basics: How to Complete the FEMA EC Correctly for Everyone!!

Instructor: Del Schwalls, PE, CFM of Schwalls Consulting LLC
Course Description - This course will:

  • Provide detailed training on completing a FEMA EC accurately and in its entirety, allowing full compliance with any program that requires submission of an EC
  • Review the EC and provide guidance on implementation and use
  • Cover EC requirements for surveying, foundation flood openings, and certification
  • Review the Community Rating System (CRS) requirements for EC and those portions that can differ from other programs
  • Identify the portions of the EC instruction that should not be used, in order to achieve full compliance with all programs
  • Include common errors and omission, review of the various EC building diagrams, and real work examples

This workshop is approved for 6 hours of Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Continuing Education Credits (CECs).

There will only be 50 registrations allowed.

Workshop Dates:

All workshops will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

May 28, 2020

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May 29, 2020

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