National Flood Insurance Program: Development Standards for Floodplains

National Flood Insurance Program: Development Standards for Floodplains


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All our programs are APPROVED FOR PDUs 

We do not charge a registration fee on Tuition

4 PDUs

Date: Sunday February 25, 2024 

Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm EST

This program is appropriate for Engineers and Land Surveyors

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
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 007543 (Ethics) 0010489
Florida Board of Professional Engineers: CE provider Provider number 0007543
Maryland Board for Professional Engineers


National Flood Insurance Program: Development Standards for Floodplains


     FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) don’t tell us everything we need to know about floodplain development. This course reviews the types of flooding and their effects on development, discusses the importance of water surface elevation, and relates the International Building Code to the FEMA floodplain management minimum standards set out in the Code of Federal Regulations. What factors should be considered when deciding to elevate a structure? Why should we be particularly careful about construction in the floodway? How do we decide what is the “best available data” when it comes to elevations for development, and where do we look for that information? We will be addressing these questions and more in this session on practical applications. We will also briefly address recent changes to how flood insurance is rated that will be fully in place April 1, 2022.

Requirements to attend a live webinar:

  1.  You will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer to view it. If using a smartphone or tablet, it is best to have the app for the program on your device (i.e. Zoom, GoToWebinar).
  2.  To verify your continued attendance during the class, you will need a microphone, webcam or the ability to type into the program’s live chat and you will need to have a camera on.
  3.   Instructors or school personnel will take attendance periodically throughout the class.
  4.   Instructors may call on participants.
  5.  To verify attendance, a code word may be given sometime during the class.
  6. You will be required to complete and return an evaluation after the course has ended. The evaluation may ask what code word was given.
  7.  You may not receive your Certificate of Completion if we cannot verify your attendance.

Webinar invitations are emailed to registered students one day prior to the program.

Certificates of Completion are emailed to students approximately 5 business days after the course.

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: Sunday February 25, 2024 Time 8:30am to 12:30pm EST, Attend at our School: Sunday February 25, 2024 Time 8:30am to 12:30pm EST