The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was scheduled for reauthorization in September 2017 and there have been some short-term extensions as bills are proposed to continue to reform the program, this class will provide a summary of the current state of the NFIP and how it will influence the Engineering and Surveying industry. Meanwhile demand for Elevation Certificates has never been higher due to driving forces such as Biggert-Waters and the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Acts that are reforming the current NFIP. This course will provide an in-depth look into how the New Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33) is utilized by the Insurance Industry to rate a property’s flood risk for NFIP Flood Insurance. In addition, it will explain how a local municipality uses the form to enforce their Floodplain Management Ordinance and check floodplain compliance. At the end of the course participants will have a better understanding on how the Elevation Certificate should be completed, correctly, and more accurately, which will improve their residents flood insurance premiums and ensure a flood resilient structure is built. Case studies will be used to illustrate what flood loss preventive solutions are available and how to identify possible solutions using the Elevation Certificate that can dramatically lower an owner’s NFIP premium. FEMA’s Technical Bulletin 1 on Flood Opening Compliance will be reviewed along with International Code Council Construction Code and ASCE 24-14 standards.
This webinar offers 1 (ONE) PDH
Handouts for this webinar will be uploaded to a secure web-page once made available by the presenter.
A link to access the webinar, handouts and accompanying quiz will be sent to you following your registration.
After the webinar, you will have until 8 AM the following Monday morning to complete the online quiz. All participants must score a minimum of 80% on the quiz to pass. PDH certificates will be emailed to you within 2 weeks of the webinar.
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