Educational and Training Opportunities

Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP (L-273)

A minimum of 15 students is required to hold the class – sign-up due 6/30/2017

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.


Participants must complete the following online tutorials:

1.      Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) tutorial at (30 minutes)

2.      Federal Insurance Studies (FIS) tutorial at (40 minutes)

Scheduled date & location:

July 24-27

Caldwell, Canyon County
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Class is free

Costs: per diem, mileage, & hotel costs are not provided

The class requires an application in advance (Walk-ins are not permitted)

Click here for the Application.  Submittal also requires a copies of the certificates from the two online courses listed above.

Submit applications to:
Rob Mace
IOEM, Training & Exercise Section Chief
Phone: (208) 258-6509
Fax: (208) 422-3044

CFM continuing education credits are available


Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam offering:

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. following the L-273 course

Requires an application in advance with ASFPM & a fee

2017 U.S. EPA Community Involvement Training

Bringing People Together: 20 Years Investing in Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 15th Community Involvement Training Program (CITP) will be held in late summer 2017 in Kansas City, MO.

This dynamic event brings together more than 450 people from EPA and its federal, state, tribal, and local partners who plan and implement environmental community involvement, partnership, stewardship, outreach, and education programs.

This three-day training program features plenary sessions with guest speakers, topical discussions, multiple 90-minute information sessions, and dozens of engaging and interactive three-, four-, and seven-hour training sessions. It also includes field trips demonstrating the power of effective community involvement and cooperative conservation efforts in the Kansas City area, a poster session, exhibits, and networking opportunities to add value and fun to the experience. The Call for Proposals is currently out.  Registration starts in June.  Click here for more information.


Free APA Distance Education Offering CM Credit

The American Planning Association provides several opportunities for AICP members to obtain Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for free through distance education products.

These opportunities, links to more information, and CM credits available are listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: You may view a course more than once; however, you may claim CM credit for only one viewing.


Streaming Education

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery

Get a jump on post-disaster recovery with this two-part virtual session from APA’s 2013 National Planning Conference. Weigh the pros and cons of predisaster versus postdisaster planning. Find out how to tie long-term recovery into the rest of your community’s planning. And discover a new tool for adapting recovery planning to different types of disaster.

CM | 2.5

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APA Community Assistance Program (CAP) Training Webinar

In addition to an overview of the direct technical assistance aspects of APA’s Community Assistance Program (CAP), the CAP Training Webinar is intended for APA members interested in starting their own pro bono community assistance programs within their own chapters or divisions.

Distance CM credit may be earned by watching the webinar and completing an evaluation.

CM | 1.0

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Tuesdays at APA: Lectures and Podcasts

Each month in Chicago, APA hosts a free after-work lecture and discussion in which practicing planners and researchers discuss innovative ideas and concepts or present their latest projects. These programs offer Certification Maintenance (CM) credit for attendees. They are also recorded and offered for CM credit through distance education. AICP members listen to the audio recording and follow along with a provided PowerPoint.

CM | 1.0 per live lecture or recording currently labeled with the CM logo

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How to Claim and Record CM Credits for Distance Education

Visit Certification Maintenance and log in to claim your credits:

  • Select My CM Log
  • Select Add CM-Registered Credits
  • Under Browse, click on the option Distance Education, type the title of the activity into the search box, and click Go. When the activity name appears, click on it.
  • In the pop-up box, please select the “date taken” (when you viewed the product), then rate the activity, add a comment (optional), and click on the Ethics statement and answer, before hitting Submit.

For assistance with your log, please send all inquiries to