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NFIP Training Has Moved!

NFIP Training courses for agents and claims adjusters, historically delivered as live classroom training or webinars, are moving online to the Distance Learning program at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. That means training is now online. You can get started at the NFIP Agent Training page.

The transition will continue throughout 2015. The first courses that became available in the spring of 2015 are as follows:

  • The Basic Agent Tutorial

  • The NFIP Claims Review for Adjusters
  • EC Made Easy: An Overview of the Elevation Certificate

Why online? Full accessibility anytime at the location of choiceŚwork or home or anywhere in between that has Internet access! Additionally, the instructional materials and resources, such as job aids and handouts, are available online for download and review whenever the learner desires.

FEMA Distance Learning courses are open to anyone. Access is granted by setting up a user account with the FEMA Distance Learning Center and then simply registering for a course. EMI will provide assistance to anyone who experiences a technical difficulty. Courses may be retaken as a refresher at any time, day or night. Seminars and webinars that have long been favorites are now being converted to interactive online courses. Courses are accessible for those who have disabilities.

“We are anticipating that agents, adjusters, and other groups who are crucial NFIP stakeholders will like the convenience and ease of learning using an online system,” said Hugh Sanders, NFIP Training Contract Office Representative. Sonja Wood, who has been a trainer for the NFIP since 1995, remarked, “This is an important step in the evolution of how learning is made available by FEMA.”

The following NFIP courses are slated for rollout online before the end of 2015:

  • The Basic Agent Tutorial
  • NFIP Claims Review for Adjusters
  • EC Made Easy: An Overview of the Elevation Certificate
  • FEMA Mapping Changes
  • The Elevation Certificate for Surveyors
  • Theory of Elevation Rating
  • Increased Cost of Compliance
  • Coastal Barrier Resources Act
  • Writing Commercial Exposures
  • Insuring Condominiums
  • Customer Service for Adjusters
  • Introduction to Flood Claims
  • Understanding Basement Coverage
  • Introduction to Commercial Claims

Course content will be continuously updated as Program changes occur, meaning that materials are always current. In addition to online courses, informational videos will be available on FEMA.gov.

For more information, you can begin at the NFIP Insurance Professionals page.

Visit the EMI Distance Learning site.

 

 

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