Oklahoma Water Resources Board the Water Agency
Date Class Location
October 16, 2014 FPM 101 / Advanced Norman, OCCE
January 12-16, 2015 L-273 Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Norman, OCCE
February 5, 2015 FPM 101 / Advanced
Norman, OCCE
March 5, 2015 FPM 101 / Advanced McAlester
March 12, 2015 FPM 101 / Advanced Clinton
March 24, 2015 FPM 101 / Advanced
Bartlesville
April 16, 2015 FPM 101 / Advanced
Norman
April 28, 2015 Advanced
Langley
April 28, 2015 FPM 202 Duties & Responsibilities of FPA
Enid
May 14, 2015 FPM 101 / Advanced
Norman, OCCE
June 23, 2015 FPM 101 / Advanced
Norman, OCCE
June 30, 2015 FPM 202 Duties & Responsibilities of FPA
Lawton




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 may have one or two workshops;
  • 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:


COURSE INFORMATION

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

Participants may also refer to the following online tutorials:

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

2. Floodplain Management 202 Workshop

The Floodplain Management 202 workshop will cover the administration and implementation of a community’s floodplain management program. Areas of focus will include Basics of Rivers and Floods, Understanding Local Ordinance, Permitting including non-traditional development, Compliance Issues, FIS/FIRM Comprehension, and a Q/A session. A pre-workshop questionnaire may be sent prior to the workshop.

Participants may also refer to the following online tutorials:

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

3. Advanced Floodplain Management Workshop

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 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. 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.

Required:
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

4. OFMA Certified Floodplain Manager Program (CFM) (Information available here...)
Note: Attendance in the FEMA L-273 course or approval by OFMA is required to become a CFM.

 

Owasso Workshop Location
Tulsa Tech - Owasso Campus
10800 N. 140th E. Ave
Owasso, OK 74055
(918)828-1400

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

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

Norman Workshop Location
University of Oklahoma
Center for Continuing Education
1704 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072-6407
(405)325-2129

Langley Workshop Location
GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center;
420 Hwy. 28, Langley, OK
(Overlooking Grand Lake, west end of Pensacola Dam)
(918)256-5545

Bartlesville Workshop Location
Tri County Technology Center
6101 SE Nowata Rd
Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918)333-2422

Lawton Workshop Location
Great Plains Technology Center
4500 W. Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
(580)250-5500

 

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