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Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors

 

Course Description – “Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors”

Approved Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers – Course No. 7533

6 HR. Continuing Education Credit in General Category

Instructor:  David Melvin, PLS, CFM

 

“Flood Insurance Topics or Land Surveyors” is a six hour course that presents topics relevant to land surveying and land development.

 

Course Topics – “Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors”

 

· Sources of Flooding

· Floodplain Identification and Mapping

· Land Development within Floodplains

· How Flood Insurance is Used as a Floodplain Management Tool

· Flood Insurance Limitations

· Placement of Residential and Commercial Structures

· How Flood Insurance Premiums are Determined

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Objectives – “Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors”

The objective of “Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors” is to present information regarding flood insurance that will be helpful to land surveying professionals as they give guidance and advice regarding land development within or near floodplains.   

 

Evaluation Method – “Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors”

A written examination consisting of twenty multiple choice questions will be used to determine if the course objectives have been met.  The student must achieve a minimum of 70 percent correct answers in order to receive Land Pro Seminars’ Continuing Education Credit Certification.

 

Detailed Outline and Timeline– “Flood Insurance Topics for Land Surveyors”

 
Introduction
 
Floods and Floodplains 
· Riverine Flooding
· Coastal Flooding 
· Tsunamis and Lake Flooding
· Shallow Flooding 
· Special Flood Hazards 
· Natural and Beneficial Floodplain Functions
· Floodplain Development 
 
Floodplain Management
· Evolution
· Strategies and Tools 
 
The National Flood Insurance Program
· History
· How the NFIP Works
· Roles and Responsibilities
· Community Participation
 
Flood Insurance and Floodplain Management
· Flood Insurance Policies 
· Rating Buildings 
· Community Rating System 
· Coastal Barrier Resource Systems