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Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan

Floodplain Management Class Schedule

The OWRB offers the following resources to educate and train floodplain management professionals on effective floodplain management practices and requirements. Additionally, attending a workshop and or completing a on-line course will allow a community floodplain administrator to meet the state required accreditation.

  • No registration fee required;
  • Each date will have two workshops, Floodplain Management 101 or Advanced Training (except FEMA L-273 Managing Floodplain through the NFIP Week Long Course);
  • Each workshop is from 8:30am to 4:00pm;
  • Either workshop will satisfy the state accreditation requirement; and
  • Lunch is on your own.

Contact Cathy Poage by email or at 580-256-1014 if you have questions or need help registering.

Application and additional information:


1. Floodplain Management 101 information is available in our Guidebook.

2. Advanced Floodplain Management (Learn more...)

The Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association (OFMA), at its own expense with Training Cadre Instructors, offer multiple Advanced Floodplain Management workshops. These workshops provide in-depth instruction on specific floodplain topics and are a follow-up on workshop from the FPM 101 workshop. Material covered in the workshop can be found on the OFMA Training website: http://institute.okflood.org/courses.html.

***Note: OFMA instructors often travel long distances to teach these subjects, so please follow through with your attendance. Much time and effort is spent organizing and administering workshops by OWRB staff. Our goal is to keep them free of charge to the floodplain community.

3. OFMA Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM) (Information available here...)

4. FEMA L-273 Managing Floodplain through the National Flood Insurance Program (4 Day Course)

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to become a CFM by becoming a member of OFMA and successfully completing the National CFM Exam.

Selection Criteria:
Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials. The course is designed for those officials with limited floodplain management experience.

Participants must complete the General Admissions Application and the following online tutorials:

  1. FEMA - General Admissions Application
  2. Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) tutorial at http://www.fema.gov/media/fhm/firm/ot_firm.htm  (30 minutes)
  3. Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) tutorial at http://www.fema.gov/media/fhm/fis/ot_fis.htm 40 minutes)

Course Length: 4 days
CECs: 12

Upcoming Workshops:

Date Class Location
March 13, 2014 FPM 101 / Advanced Clinton
April 17, 2014 FPM 101 / Advanced
Norman, OCCE
April 29, 2014 FPM 101 / Advanced
May 15, 2014 FPM 101 / Advanced Norman, OCCE
May 20, 2014 Advanced Langley
June 19, 2014 FPM 101 / Advanced
Norman, OCCE


Bartlesville Workshop Location
Tri County Technology Center
6101 SE Nowata Road
Bartlesville, OK 74006
phone: 918-331-3333


Clinton Workshop Location
Frisco Center
101 South 4th Street
Clinton, OK 73601
phone: 580-323-7848


McAlester Workshop Location
Eastern Oklahoma State College
1802 College Avenue
McAlester, OK 74501
phone: 918-426-5272


Norman Workshop Location
University of Oklahoma
Center for Continuing Education
1704 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072-6407


Langley Workshop Location
GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center;
420 Hwy. 28, Langley, OK
(Overlooking Grand Lake, west end of Pensacola Dam)



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