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FEMA Course Opportunity: E0279 Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings

June 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Course Dates: June 14-17, 2021, from 8am – 4pm.

Registration Deadline: May 28, 2021

Location: Emergency Management Institute (EMI) National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Course Description:

This course provides engineering and economic guidance to architects, engineers and local code enforcement officials in retrofitting existing one- to four-family residential structures situated in flood-prone areas. The retrofitting measures presented are creative, practical, compliant with applicable floodplain regulations and satisfactory to most homeowners.

Topics that will be covered includthe concepts of flood-proofing and retrofitting, regulatory framework, design parameters, benefit-cost analysis and technical feasibility considerations. Participants will complete a design activity on a real-life case study. The course will also include a computer laboratory session with hands-on exercises using the FEMA benefit-cost analysis program modules.

Target Audience:

Designers, building code professionals, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation/municipal planners and persons with building science knowledge.


It is recommended that EMI Independent Study course IS0279 is taken prior to attending this course. It may be accessed at FEMA – Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course | IS-279.A: Introduction to Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Buildings

Continuing Education:

Upon successful completion of this course, a participant may receive:

  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 12 Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Course Application and NETC Lodging:

If interested, follow instructions located at https://training.fema.gov/apply/. This includes filling out FEMA Form 119-25-1 https://training.fema.gov/apply/119-25-1.pdf and emailing the form to netcadmissions@fema.dhs.govRegistration deadline is May 28, 2021.

Campus lodging will be available for participants and more information will be provided upon acceptance, through the National Emergency Training Center Acceptance Letter/Welcome Package.

EMI Point of Contact:

For additional information contact the course manager, Prasad Inmula, Ph.D., PE, at)  301-447-1374 or by email at Prasad.Inmula@fema.dhs.gov


June 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am
June 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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