Agenda

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:00 – 3:15 pm CST

 

Presented by:
William Nechamen CFM

Agenda Highlights:
History and types of flood maps
• Levels of detail
• Flood zones
• Flood mapping planning and needs
Reading and interpreting flood maps
• Map panel and index information
• Map features
Flood insurance studies
• Purpose and contents
• Floodway data table
• Stream profiles
Obtaining and using flood maps
Map determinations
Letters of map change
• Introduction to and purpose of LOMCs
• Letters of Map Amendment
• Letters of Map Revision based on Fill
• Letters of Map Revision

 

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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:
3.0 LU|HSW

Land Surveyors:
3.0 PDHs (TN Pending; No credit in NJ)*

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:
3.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:
3.0 ASFPM CECs

* The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has assigned this course number 10217 for Florida surveyors.

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses or land surveyor courses in NJ or TN, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Only AIA HSW-approved courses qualify for New York engineer and architect credit.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

William Nechamen CFM

Principal and Owner of Nechamen Consulting, LLC
Mr. Nechamen, principal and owner of Nechamen Consulting, LLC, was the floodplain coordinator for the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation for 21 years. During that period, he helped to promote higher floodplain standards in New York, including enacting a two foot “freeboard” requirement in New York’s building code, saving property owners millions of dollars in flood losses and flood insurance premiums.

One of the founders of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA), a professional association with over 500 active members, Mr. Nechamen was their first chair and currently serves the Association as its treasurer and membership coordinator.

Mr. Nechamen has been a Board member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) at various times for 13 years. ASFPM represents over 15,000 professionals across the United States and internationally and is a key national voice in policies designed to reduce flood risk while preserving the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. Mr. Nechamen served as chair (2013-2015), vice-chair (2011-2013) and treasurer (2008-2010) and is currently co-chair of the Floodplain Regulations Committee as well as an active board member. He has received the ASFPM Meritorious Lifetime Achievement in Floodplain Management Award.

In his capacity as floodplain coordinator, Mr. Nechamen has led workshops and training sessions on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), floodplain management and regulations, understanding and interpreting flood maps, flood insurance and the Community Rating System.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Obtain, Interpret, and Change a FEMA Flood Map

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the history and types of flood maps, reading and interpreting flood maps, flood insurance studies, obtaining and using flood maps, and working with letters of map change.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference the history and types of flood maps.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to read and interpret flood insurance studies to identify high-risk areas.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to obtain and use flood maps to determine if a property is in a flood-hazard area.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference map determinations, and describe the various types of Letters of Map Change and when they are warranted.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and site development planning

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/09/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to tcase@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.