Training and Workshops

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, along with the Arkansas Floodplain Management Association (AFMA) and other organizations, provides training for local Floodplain Administrators.  Act 745 of 2003 requires that each community participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) appoints a Floodplain Administrator who is accredited by the Commission.  Accreditation is renewed annually on July 1.  Eight (8) hours of continuing education is required during the 12 months preceding renewal. 

Below is a list and description of training approved for renewal of accreditation.  Other training may be acceptable if it is approved in advance by Commission staff.  

The latest list of ANRC-sponsored training may also be downloaded here.*

Floodplain Administrator Accreditation Workshops

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, Floodplain Management Program, provides 12 training workshops across the state each year to help communities and their Floodplain Administrators obtain the required training.  These workshops are intended for both experienced and new floodplain administrators.  They give local floodplain administrators a chance to ask questions and be updated on important activities and changes in floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), new flood maps, and other issues.

The 2018 training has been completed.  The 2019 training classes will be posted in February 2019. 

Managing Floodplain Development Through The National Flood Insurance Program (2019)

MARCH 11-14, 2019
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
101 East Capitol Street, Suite 350
St. Francis Room
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), with the assistance of the Arkansas Floodplain Management Association (AFMA) and the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will sponsor Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program, a four (4) day course on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and floodplain management.  The course will be held at the ANRC Offices, March 11-14, 2019. This course provides local communities with the knowledge and skills to help manage development within flood-prone areas.

The course is FREE. However, participants must furnish their own lodging, meals and transportation. Contact ANRC for a list of nearby hotels. 

Those wishing to attend the course must obtain a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) and complete an application (FEMA Form 119-25-2). For instructions on obtaining the SID and downloading the FEMA form, go to http://training.fema.gov/Apply/notice.asp. Once you have completed the form, mail, fax or email the form to Whit Montague at the address below. This course is limited to 30 students, so apply early to reserve your space.

For those interested in becoming a nationally-recognized Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), please visit the Arkansas Floodplain Management Association website for more information at www.arkansasfloods.org/cfm/. A CFM exam will be given on Friday, March 15th, from 1 PM – 4 PM.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Whit Montague at 501-682-3969 or whitney.montague@arkansas.gov.

Email, fax or mail your course application to:

NFIP Class
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
101 E. Capitol, Suite 350
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3969
FAX: 501-682-3991
whitney.montague@arkansas.gov