NFIP - Flood Insurance Webinars for Agents

"These National Flood Insurance Program training videos are intended as a tool to enable insurance agents to provide their clients sound counsel and floodplain managers to promote higher floodplain management standards with accurate information and advice about flood insurance.  Each video has a video description below it which will enable to the agent or floodplain manager to know which section will be the most helpful to you. 


This video offers a high-level overview of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) from the FEMA Region VIII Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch. For detailed information about underwriting rules and procedures, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and NFIP products, please refer to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual, or your insurance provider. As risks can vary on individual structures based on specific details, your insurance provider will be able to adequately assess your risk and the premium associated with that risk."


The much-anticipated posting of our training videos to the official FEMA YouTube page has been completed! You can now access all eight videos via this playlist:
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Flood Insurance 101: FEMA Region VIII Training - YouTube


09/12/2017 05:47 PM EDT


DENVER - Residents in western states impacted by wildfires may be eligible for an exception to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 30-day waiting period usually required for flood insurance coverage. Though flood insurance coverage is often not an immediate concern of those owning property near areas experiencing wildland fires, the removal of vegetation post-fire can result in ground unable to absorb water, resulting in increased flood risks.

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October 17 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT - REGISTER

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Upcoming Flood Insurance Webinars for Agents

Presented by the National Flood Insurance Program

Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents
Parts One and Two

Please register for both parts of this webinar.

Part One: October 17 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT - REGISTER
Part Two: October 18 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT - REGISTER

Insurance agent continuing education course approval and credits vary by state. CLICK HERE for information about your state. 

Can't attend these sessions? Watch for more opportunities soon.


This webinar is a two-part course on the National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.

It brings participants the latest information on reform legislation impacting the NFIP as it reviews the key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works. It also discusses many of the federal flood program's general rules as well as some more advanced topics. For more information visit our Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance overview.

Attendees must complete both sessions in order to cover all topics required by the Flood Insurance Reform Act (FIRA) of 2004.


To register, please use the links above. These webinars are FREE to attend, but spaces are limited so please register early.

Can't attend these sessions? NFIP Training conducts webinars on flood insurance topics regularly. Watch for more upcoming opportunities. If you are not a subscriber to NFIP agent training bulletins, please sign up here.


Continuing education course approval and credits vary by state. Click Here for information about your state. Some states require that both parts of the course be successfully completed to receive any credit hours.

Currently, there are no CE credits available in the state of Florida. Action is pending. Also CE is not available in Puerto Rico or Guam at this time.

Both parts of the course must be completed to meet the FIRA 2004 training requirement. Periodic learning checks will be conducted to measure attendee engagement. Learning checks must be completed by each registered attendee to earn CE credit. Only registered attendees are eligible to receive CE credits.

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New Online Videos!

October 2016 NFIP Changes

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The National Flood Insurance Program continues to undergo change. Some of the change is aimed at providing a better customer experience for policyholders while other changes continue the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act. This new series of short videos explains the key elements of changes to the NFIP that are effective October 1, 2016.

What You Will Learn
This series is presented in five short video segments. Watch them all or just those you'd like to review. The series covers the following topics:

Segment One:
Introduction and Clear Communication of Risk

Segment Two:
Preferred Risk Eligibility – AR & A99 Zones

Segment Three:
Reinstatement of Lapsed Coverage and Claims Reporting Requirements

Segment Four:
Cancellation and Refund Procedures

Segment Five:
Endorsements, Cancel/Rewrites and New Business Procedures

Suggested Additional Reading
FEMA periodically issues WYO Program Bulletins related to legislative changes and clarifications to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual. FEMA recently published Bulletin w-16071 – April 1, 2017 Program Changes.

Free Online Flood Insurance Courses
The NFIP offers free online courses covering basic and advanced flood insurance topics through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute's Independent Study Program. Visit the NFIP Training pages for agents or claims adjusters for course details, or view this list of NFIP courses offered through the Independent Study Program.



Go to the October 2016 NFIP Changes Video Series