IA 3.0 hours Floods and other Natural Hazards - Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
The licensee will learn the benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program and understand that it is a voluntary program based on a mutual agreement between the federal government and the local community. In exchange for adopting and enforcing a floodplain management ordinance in compliance with federal and state laws, federally backed flood insurance is made available to property owners throughout the community.
This course also brings an understanding of how to read flood maps which delineate the boundaries of flood areas. Nearly 25 percent of all flood claims filed are for structures located within moderate and minimal risk areas so it is important to thoroughly understand how to determine potential hazards.