Events and Training

VFMA Events

The Virginia Floodplain Management Association (VFMA) and the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) partner to host the Virginia Water Conference every year in March. This annual conference is an opportunity to attend presentations, network with other professionals, and take the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam. Click here for more information on the Virginia Water Conference.

VFMA also hosts three Fall Workshops in September and October in different regions of Virginia. These workshops are a one-day event focusing on regional flood-related issues. Click here for more information on the Fall Workshops.

Elevation Certificate Training

FEMA and ISO have prepared an eight part video series on Elevation Certificates (EC). Click here to learn more elevation certificates and view these training videos.

Additional Training Resources

There are several training opportunities throughout Virginia, both in-person or web-based, related to current topics in floodplain management.

To find floodplain related trainings, check out the following websites:

This calendar includes in-person trainings located in Virginia and several web-based trainings. When available, in-person trainings offered in neighboring states are also posted on this calendar.

This calendar includes trainings related to flooding, both in-person and web-based, from all over the country.

EMI offers multiple courses related to floodplain management at their Emmitsburg, MD campus. Information on relevant courses may be found in their Course Catalog, and information on course offerings is available in their Course Schedule.

Ward’s Flood Model

VFMA owns a Ward’s Flood Model that can be used by members to demonstrate the effects of floodplain. The Flood Model has been used across the state at various outreach and school events to educate adults and children on floodplain management. Learn more here.