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March 20-23, 2017: E273: Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program

FEMA, the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, and Pennington County are pleased to offer a FEMA E273 course in Rapid City, South Dakota beginning on March 20, 2017.

This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance.

Local officials responsible for administering local floodplain management ordinances, including but not limited to floodplain management administrators, building inspectors, code enforcement/zoning officers, planners, city/county managers, attorneys, engineers, and public works officials. Federal/state/regional floodplain managers also are encouraged to attend. The course is designed for those officials with limited floodplain management experience.

Becoming a CFM - Informational Video: CLICK HERE (YouTube 5’04” Video)

Basic Course Information

COST:             4-Day Course is Free -          Registration required.
DATE:              March 20 – 23, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
TIME:               8am – 5pm MT
LOCATION:      Pennington County, Administration Building
Emergency Operations Center
130 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
DEADLINE:       5PM (MT) February 15, 2017. (Registration by postal mail MUST be received in our office by 5pm on 2.15.17)

For more information:


Basic Exam Information

March 24, 2017 (9am-Noon MT)
COST:    Variable
DATE:              March 24, 2017 (Friday)
TIME:               9am – Noon MT
LOCATION:      Pennington County, Administration Building
DEADLINE:       5PM (MT) March 15, 2017.

For more information go to the EXAM FLYER:

**Confirmation of Course Registration**

Confirmations on course registration will not be sent until after the February 15, 2017, deadline. Confirmation notifications will include more detailed information about the Course, Exam, Location, and discounted Hotel Accommodations. Please be advised that all South Dakota Certified Floodplain Managers will get preference on registration.


P.J. Conover, MS, CFM
Directo, Pennington County Planning Department
130 Kansas City St. Suite 200
Rapid City, SD 57701
Office: (605) 394-2186, Ext 1404