|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Jonathan Terry, PLS
FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are in frequent use by numerous professions and disciplines, yet some people consult these maps not quite knowing what their uses and limitations are or how they interface with Flood Insurance Studies (FISs). This webinar offers an introduction to new users of FIRMs (a.k.a. “Flood Maps”), clarifies the many terms and abbreviations that often confuse, and increases confidence in experienced users of Flood Maps. Numerous resources exist that professional users of FEMA’s materials often remain unaware of. We’ll cover some of the most useful of these. In addition, real-world examples will prove that knowing the flood zone of a property does not predict the actual risks of flooding in many cases. We’ll learn how and why we should understand both the appropriate uses and limitations of FEMA’s flood maps.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials. This course qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.