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 required training.  All Arkansas communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program [NFIP] must have  at least one floodplain administrator on staff attend this training. It is suggested that a second staff person also attend, however, it is not required.

These workshops are intended for both experienced and new floodplain administrators.  The workshops give local floodplain administrators an opportunity to ask questions and be updated on important activities and changes in floodplain management, the NFIP, new flood maps, and other issues.

The registration form for the workshops can be downloaded HERE.  A separate form should be used for each person registering for a workshop. 

The workshop dates and locations:

February 28 Jackson County Arkansas State University at Newport
7648 Victory Blvd
Newport, AR 72112
Center of the Arts Room 108
March 5 Star City Star City Civic Center
201 Liberty Street
Star City, AR 71667
March 6 Hope University of Arkansas Community College at Hope
Hempstead Hall
2500 South Main
Hope, AR 71801
March 27 Stuttgart Phillips Community College at Stuttgart
Grand Prairie Center, Classroom C
2807 Highway 165
Stuttgart, AR 72160
April 10 Russellville Farm Bureau-Board Room
1805 East Parkway Drive
Russellville, AR 72802
April 17 Little Rock Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
101 East Capitol, Suite 350
Little Rock, AR 72201
May 7 Washington County Springdale City Administration Building
201 Spring Street
City Council Chamber Room
Springdale, AR 72764
May 8 Crawford County TBD
June 11 Mountain View Ozark Folk Center State Park
Skillet Restaurant
1032 Park Avenue
Mountain View, AR 72560
June 25 Jonesboro Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
600 East Lawson Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
July 9 El Dorado TBD
July 23 Arkadelphia Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Way
Science Academic Center
Arkadelphia, AR 71999
































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 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 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

Email, fax or mail your course application to:

NFIP Class
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
101 E. Capitol, Suite 350
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1611
FAX: 501-682-3991