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Floodplain Management Training

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is a proven partner to FEMA with a history of providing, maintaining, and improving floodplain management services throughout the state.

  • Indiana's NFIP 101

    This workshop focuses on all aspects of a floodplain management program, including proper permitting of all development. The workshop will offer continuing education credits (CECs) for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) and Professional Engineers (PE).

    This workshop focuses on a community’s responsibilities under the NFIP. Community officials (i.e., floodplain administrators, zoning administrators, surveyors, planners, building officials, commissioners, council members, or mayors) who are new or want a refresher are encouraged to attend. Attending all three parts or the in-person event meets SEA 242, which requires local floodplain administrators to complete training before July 1, 2025.

    The in-person event will be offered June 11 from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Registration for the event closes at noon on June 10.

FEMA Continues – Managing your Community’s Floodplains monthly webinar series.

FEMA Region 5 is conducting regular webinars to educate and train community officials on managing their community’s floodplains, on various topics such as floodplain management, flood insurance, and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements. Each webinar will be 1-hr and 1 ASFPM CFM CEC is available by attending a session.

The virtual webinar is open to all; however, local and county officials working in emergency management, building code administration, and floodplain management are strongly encouraged to attend. The webinar is presented by FEMA Region 5’s Mitigation Division, Floodplain Management, and Insurance Branch.

There is no fee for the webinar; however, registration is required to ensure you receive webinar materials.

For more virtual webinar information or questions about the topics listed, contact Brian Killen, FEMA Region 5, Sr. Floodplain Management Specialist, at

Flood Insurance Webinars Resume

FEMA Region 5's Regional Flood Insurance Liaison announces a return of NFIP training webinars in Region 5. Currently, two webinars are scheduled, and registration information is below. All are welcome to participate in these webinars.

This one-hour webinar provides an overview of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

This webinar provides instruction on the essentials of the NFIP, including the following course highlights:

  1. A brief history of the NFIP;
  2. The difference between disaster assistance and flood insurance;
  3. Eligibility to purchase flood insurance through the NFIP;
  4. What flood insurance through the NFIP covers; and,
  5. Claims, appeals, customer experience, and resources

At the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of flood insurance through the NFIP and the knowledge and tools to promote better flood risk management.

Extra time has been allocated for an optional question and answer session at the end of the webinar. You may register for more than one session; however, a separate registration is required for each session.

This webinar is offered on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. CT

To register, Click HERE.


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