FEMA Flood Insurance Mapping Issues: Live Webinar

FEMA Flood Insurance Mapping Issues: Live Webinar


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FEMA Flood Insurance Mapping Issues

This program is appropriate for Engineers and Land Surveyors


We Never Charge a Registration Fee, only a Class Tuition Fee

Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm    Credits:  4 PDU/CEU’s

Attend as a Live Interactive webinar or Attend at our School (Teacher will NOT be on site)


We are approved provider by:

  • NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (Land Surveyor Classes are individually Approved)
  • New York Board of Professional Engineers, Sponsor # 201  beginning 2/1/2018 to 1/31/2027
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: Laws and Rules and Ethics, Provider number 0007543 (Ethics) 0010489
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: CE provider Provider number 0007543
  • Maryland Board for Professional Engineers
  • A four-hour introduction to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) mapping, taught by a surveyor who is also a certified floodplain manager and has served on both the first and second Technical Mapping Advisory Councils to FEMA. This practical session includes relevant regulations to round out participants’ understanding of how maps are created, updated, and adopted.Topics covered:
  • Characteristics of different flooding types and zones shown on NFIP mapping
  • The origins and evolution of NFIP mapping
  • FIRMs, DFIRMs, and RiskMAP products
  • How flood risk and hazard mapping is developed and adopted
  • Standards for digital mapping
  • Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill: distinctions and how to submit successful applications
  • Students attending by Live Webinar will receive the Zoom link one day prior: please be prepared with a camera and mirophone. We need to see you and hear you in order to verify your attendance.

Instructor: Wendy Lathrop

Wendy Lathrop, PLS,CFM president and owner of Cadastral Consulting, is licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, and as a Professional Planner in New Jersey. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Wendy is also a Certified Floodplain Manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM).

A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, Wendy has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. Wendy is a contributing editor for “The American Surveyor” magazine, and has four articles included in the American Bar Association’s text, Land Surveys: A Guide for Lawyers and Other Professionals. She and Stephen V. Estopinal, PLS, PE recently completed co–authoring a book entitled Professional Surveyors and Real Property Descriptions: Composition, Construction, and Comprehension, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Wendy represented the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (now the National Society of Professional Surveyors) on the first Technical Mapping Advisory Council to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the five years of that advisory group’s appointment, and presently represents the National Society of Professional Surveyors on the current Technical Mapping Advisory Council. She was a panel member of the National Academy of Public Administration’s study of US Geographic Information resources and of the National Research Council’s study of flood hazard mapping accuracy. Wendy is a past President of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors and of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, and has served on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Geodetic Surveying.


Live Webinar: Thurs. Jan 25, 2024 Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm EST, Attend at our School: Thurs. Jan 25, 2024 Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm EST