Floodplain Management 101/Advanced Course 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.
Certified Floodplain Managers may supplement their training and earn CECs with Independent Study online courses provided by FEMA's Emergency Management Institute. Please send your course completion certificates to Cathy Poage.
Contact Cathy Poage by email or at 580-256-1014 if you have questions or need help registering.
Floodplain Management 101 Workshop
Covers the basics of floodplain management, including duties and permitting. Includes a Q&A session. This is an excellent course for the beginning floodplain administrator (FPA) and community officials to better understand the role of the FPA. Information is available in our Guidebook. Participants may also refer to the following online tutorials:
Floodplain Management 202 Workshop
Covers the administration and implementation of a community’s floodplain management program with the emphasis on submitting a LOMA, LOMR, LOMR-F, CLOMR, and CLOMR-F. 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. This workshops includes a flood disaster awareness exercise that looks at the responsibilities of a city, a town, and a county prior to, during, and after a flooding event.
Participants may also refer to the following online tutorials:
Floodplain Management 303 Workshop
This course goes beyond the basics of floodplain management to strengthen the skills of floodplain managers and community officials. The 2016-2017 FPM 303 series consists of the three following classes:
OFMA Advanced 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.
Note: 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.
FEMA L-273 Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program
*Those wishing to take the National CFM Exam are required to attend this course; however, please note that attendance alone does not guarantee a passing grade. Visit the ASFPM's Exam Prep page for additional guidance.
Requirements 1-5 below must be submitted by email to Cathy Poage no later than June 5, 2017 to be placed on the class roster.
If taking the National CFM Exam, requirements 6-7 must be emailed to Carolyn Schultz or mailed to Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association, Inc., P.O. Box 8101, Tulsa, OK 74101-8101.
Incomplete applications and coursework may result in disenrollment from the L-273 course. For more information, please call Cathy Poage at (580)256-1014.
Course Length: 5 days
OFMA Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Program
Applicants wishing to obtain the initial designation as a Certified Floodplain Manager, must meet the following eligibility requirements through the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association:
Annual requirements for re-certification: