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2019 Upcoming Trainings

Annual Conference

  • Date:  July 31 - August 2, 2019
  • Location:  Chattanooga Marriott Downtown

Regional Trainings

Middle Tennessee

  • Date:  March 25, 2019
  • Time:  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location:  James E. Ward Agricultural Center, West Building
    945 E.Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN  37087 

East Tennessee

  • Date:  June 14, 2019
  • Time:  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location:  UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)
    1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37921

West Tennessee

  • Date:  December 6, 2019
  • Time:  8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location:  Shelby County Roads, Bridges & Engineering Training Room
    6449 Haley Road, Memphis, TN 38134
  • Cost - FREE for TN AFPM Members; $25 for Non-Members

  • Online registration available HERE

  • The agenda for the event is available HERE

  • Our sponsor:

MTAS Trainings

  • June 10-13, 2019:  L-273 - Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP
  • 1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
  • Contact Amy Miller for additional information and registration instructions
  • The course is designed for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinances as well as others involved in floodplain management activities. The course will focus on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), concepts of floodplain management, the Flood Insurance Study and flood map, effective administration of the local flood ordinance and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance. FEMA and the TN NFIP Coordinator will serve as instructors.

Certified Floodplain Surveyor Class

Registration information is available here:

Additional Trainings

FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI)


There are still seats available for floodplain management courses at EMI that have been pre-approved for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for CFMs. EMI courses are offered at the beautiful Emmitsburg, MD campus. If you are a state or local government employee you may attend the training for FREE with all expenses covered except meals (meal tickets approx. $100/week).

FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI)offers a diverse selection of more than 400 floodplain and emergency management courses available to Local, State, Tribal floodplain and emergency managers, Federal partners, volunteer organizations and first responders from across the country.

To Apply
pply early to reserve your seat - courses fill quickly! To reduce the risk of identity theft, FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) are eliminating the use of the Social Security Number (SSN), where possible when applying for training. FEMA has implemented the use of a Student Identification (SID) number. You will be required to obtain and use the SID in applying for NFA or EMI courses. This number will be used in place of the SSN on your application. Read more about this new application process.

You can find the EMI Course Description, Schedule and application materials on the EMI website:

The Basics

Here is a quick list of our completed trainings and other training materials.  For members you can access more information about upcoming and past trainings in the 'Members Only' section of our website.  For completed trainings we have posted all of the available presentations and other material to help you refresh your memory or review what you might has missed.  We will also be posting links to other training opportunities provided by ASFPM, FEMA, TEMA, etc. as they become available.
Reference Materials

The TN Floodplain Management Quick Guide (PDF)

Completed Trainings

  • Certified Floodplain Surveyor (CFS) Certification, September 22, 2017
  • East TN Regional Training - May 17, 2017
  • MTAS National Flood Insurance Program Administration and Legislative Training, August 2017
  • East TN Regional Training - May 20, 2016
  • West TN Regional Training - December 4, 2015
  • FEMA L273 Course - Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP - July 20-23, 2015
  • East TN Regional Training - May 14, 2015
  • Middle TN Regional Training - April 30, 2015
  • NFIP Training by TN Development Districts - multiple, September 2014
  • East TN Regional Training - May 7, 2014
  • FEMA L273 Course - Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP - April 28-May 1, 2014
  • FEMA L273 Course - Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP - March 10-13, 2014
  • Middle TN Regional Training - March 14, 2014
  • West TN Regional Training - January 24, 2014
  • FEMA L273 Course - Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP - May 14-17, 2012
  • Mid TN Regional Training - March 16, 2012
  • East TN Regional Training - January 13, 2012
  • West TN Regional Training - December 2, 2011
  • USACE Flood Risk Management & Silver Jackets Workshop - August 15-19, 2011 -
  • 2011 Annual TN AFPM Conference - July 2011
  • FEMA L273 Workshop - "Managing FP Development Through the NFIP" - June 2011
  • Middle TN Regional Training - January 2011
  • 2010 Annual TN AFPM Conference - July 2010

Other Thoughts

We receive a lot of great suggestions for trainings at our annual conference.  If you have any additional ideas or know of relevant training opportunities (hosted by others) not already included here, please send an email to  This will help us get a feel for the level of interest and locations throughout the state...that way we can best schedule what's needed where.