Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15 - 4:30 pm
Understanding Floods, Floodplains and Floodplain Management
Flood facts and figures
Causes and types of floods
Types of floodplains
Coastal floods and floodplains
History and development of flood maps, flood insurance and flood plain management
Role of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Role of state agencies and local municipalities
Obtaining and Interpreting Flood Maps
Development of flood maps
• Understanding FEMA flood zone designations
• Examining Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
• Digital flood map implementation policy
• Flood map modernization
• Multi-year flood hazard identification plan
Reading and interpreting flood maps
Federal, State and Local Floodplain Regulation
Reviewing NFIP regulations
Understanding permit requirements
Constructing new buildings in A and V zones
Complying with state regulations
Elevations in the NFIP
The impact of elevations in the NFIP
Sources of elevation
The role of elevation certificates in the NFIP and related technical guidance
Examining the impact of flood designating and mapping
Reviewing FEMA flood hazard determinations
Requesting flood hazard determination review
Understanding Letters of Map Change (LOMC)
Examining Flood Insurance and Flood-Related Claims
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
• NFIP public/private partnership
Determining when insurance is required and when it is recommended
Flood insurance coverage and exclusions
• Residential and commercial coverage
Understanding the claims process
Who Should Attend
- Land Surveyors
- Landscape Architects
- Floodplain Managers
6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 ASFPM CECs
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers, 6.5 CECs to certified floodplain managers, and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects and architects in most states, including Michigan architects and engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education an approved Florida architect continuing education provider and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects and landscape architects.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Sponsor No. 885) has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete course AIA/CES continuing education information under this seminar listing.
The Landscape Architect Continuing Education System has approved this activity for 6.5 HSW PDHs.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this activity for 6.5 CECs.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Karol Grove, CFM, PS
Owner of Alpine Land Surveying Inc.
Ms. Grove is a certified floodplain manager and a professional land surveyor, licensed in the State of Michigan since 1993. A graduate of Michigan Technological University she has been the owner of Alpine Land Surveying Inc. which is located in Hartland, Michigan, since 1995. Ms. Grove has served well over 20 years on the State of Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) Board, where she currently serves as director. She has been the chair of the MSPS State Seminar Committee for the past five years. She is also the past chair of the State of Michigan Licensing Board for Surveyors, were she served eight years on both the Surveyors and Engineers Licensing Boards. Active at the National Level, she is an emeritus member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), currently serving on the National Exam Committee for Professional Surveyors (EPS) and as a subject matter expert for the national surveyor’s exam. Ms. Grove has chaired the Future City Competition in Michigan for the past five years. She is also very active with the Hydroplane Boat Races every year, serving as co-chair for the past several years for the Gold Cup Races in Detroit, and as the current chair of the Quake on the Lake Races which raises money for the Make a Wish Foundation. For the past five years Ms. Grove has traveled throughout the United States, teaching on the topic of FEMA and flood zones and is currently considered a national expert on the issue.
Ronda Oberlin, CFM CEM
Lansing Michigan Office of Emergency Management
Ms. Oberlin is a certified floodplain manager (CFM) and a certified emergency manager (CEM). She has a B.A. degree in Communications and master’s degrees in Emergency Management and Distance Education. During her 18 years with the Lansing Michigan Office of Emergency Management, she has focused on natural hazard mitigation and on risk and crisis communication. Ms. Oberlin was the Michigan Stormwater Floodplain Association’s Floodplain Manager of the Year in 2013. In 2015 she was inducted into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (InWEM) Hall of Fame.