RedVector RV-10292

Guide to the FEMA Elevation Certificate V2

Guide to the FEMA Elevation Certificate V2

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10292

SME: Bill Tingle, P.G., CFM, CPESC

Average Rating

4 15
The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment or Revision (LOMA or LOMR-F).
 
This interactive online course will provide a comprehensive overview of the FEMA elevation certificate and instructions for how to complete one. You will get the information you need and you will have opportunities to practice filling in samples.
Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain where to find information for correct data on the certificate
  • Describe the uses of the elevation certificate and its role in LOMA and LOMR-F
  • Recognize the building diagrams and examples of each
  • Complete an elevation certificate
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Bill Tingle, P.G., CFM, CPESC
Bill Tingle, P.G., CFM, CPESC Photo
Mr. Tingle is a Professional Geologist and a Certified Floodplain Manager. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geography and Earth Sciences. He has 15 years experience in floodplain management at the local government level and is the Chairman of the North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers. Bill has worked closely with FEMA staff on various floodplain issues and is a member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers where he serves on a variety of committees. He has authored numerous papers on floodplain management.
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Course Reviews (15)
great help
By (Land Surveyor) on Dec, 11, 2019
great help
Mostly it confirmed things I already knew
By (Engineer, Land Surveyor) on Sep, 20, 2019
Mostly it confirmed things I already knew. Good course with good visuals.
Provided a needed review
By (Land Surveyor) on Nov, 25, 2019
Provided a needed review.
QUESTION 9 COULD BE EITHER DIAGRAM 8 OR 9, AS BOTH INDICATE A STRUCTURE WITH A CRAWL SPACE
By (Land Surveyor) on Dec, 27, 2019
QUESTION 9 COULD BE EITHER DIAGRAM 8 OR 9, AS BOTH INDICATE A STRUCTURE WITH A CRAWL SPACE
Great material and very clear
By (Professional Organization) on Dec, 31, 2019
Great material and very clear.
Some minor typos noticed
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Jan, 22, 2020
Some minor typos noticed
should use latest Fema info
By (Engineer) on Apr, 22, 2020
should use latest Fema info
Use of current certificate would be nice
By (Land Surveyor) on Oct, 04, 2019
Use of current certificate would be nice. the example used is quite old.
The referenced Flood insurance form was expired in 2012
By (Engineer) on Dec, 23, 2019
The referenced Flood insurance form was expired in 2012. A new form should be referenced.
I was interested in this course in hopes that additional insight on completing FEMA elevations certificates would be provided
By (Land Surveyor) on Dec, 26, 2019
I was interested in this course in hopes that additional insight on completing FEMA elevations certificates would be provided. Sadly, the majority of the content is word for word copied from the FEMA instructions for the forms.
Lots of Typos
By (Land Surveyor) on Aug, 21, 2019
Lots of Typos
This course has a lot of typos and grammatical errors
By on Aug, 27, 2019
This course has a lot of typos and grammatical errors. Also the zooming in to the sample is not good. You can even read the text. Also there are reference to diagrams and to section as part of the test and there is no way of looking a the sample
The elevation certificate has been updated since this course was written (2015)
By (Land Surveyor) on Dec, 30, 2019
The elevation certificate has been updated since this course was written (2015). The majority of the material in this course is printed directly on the elevation certification and instructions. The scenarios requiring you to fill out the elevation certificate was helpful. Adding a greater number of examples would help the content of this course.
Be careful: you can really get bogged down in this one and spend way more than the 2hrs it's rated
By (Architect) on Dec, 31, 2019
Be careful: you can really get bogged down in this one and spend way more than the 2hrs it's rated. Who knew that filling out a form could be that complicated. There's got to be a simpler way to convey this but I'm not sure what it would be. I finally figured out that you may not have to actually read every bit of the instructions from the form that are provided. If you go through all three fill-out the form exercises and complete every slot you could be stuck in this one for quite a while
Not having sound is the worst
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Mar, 31, 2020
Not having sound is the worst.