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Course Title: Coastal Flood Risk Reduction (PER-305)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

In 2011, half of the major disaster declarations were due in whole or in part to flooding. Communities are able adopt a variety of corrective and preventive measures to reduce flood damage.

This course incorporates flood plain management practices, and participants will learn about the traditional structural and nonstructural mitigation approaches to reduce risk, strengthen opportunities, and increase resilience. The course will provide an overview of the flooding risks to coastal built and natural environments, in addition to introducing capabilities (approaches and tools) that can support coastal prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Course Modules include:

  • The Coast, People, and Resilience
  • Risk/Opportunities
  • Coastal Process
  • Coastal Built Environments (Risks & Opportunities
  • Capabilities (Approaches and Tools)
  • Strategies and Administration
Target Audience:
  • Government/public decision-makers,
  • Emergency managers,
  • Response personnel,
  • Land use and business contingency planners,
  • Other professionals in both public and private sectors with management responsibility when a flood event has occurred.
Contact Hours: 8.0
AIA Credits --
APA Credits --
ASFPM Credits --
ASIS Credits --
IACET Credits --
IAEM (E) Credits --
IAEM (E/G) Credits --
Type: Performance

Participants should comprehend basic map-reading, including orientation, interpretation of a legend, location of potential projects on the map, interpretion of distances, and extrapolation of three-dimensional features from a two-dimensional map.



Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.