Training & Videos

Webinars on the Community Rating System

The CRS Webinar Series provides training opportunities to communities that are not yet participating in the Community Rating System or local government staff that are new to the CRS, and to local government staff with experience in the CRS. The Series includes basic introductory sessions and more advanced topics, most averaging about an hour in length.

All classes 1:00 pm Eastern/10:00 am Pacific

2017 Schedule

Date Title
April 18 The Role of the Community CRS Coordinator
April 19 Repetitive Loss Properties and the CRS
May 16 Introduction to the CRS
May 17 CRS and Coastal Hazards
June 20 Preparing for a Verification Visit
June 21 Developing Outreach Projects  (Activity 330)
July 18 Changes in the 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual
July 19 CRS Class 4 Prerequisites
August 15 Preparing an Annual Recertification
August 16 Flood Warning & Response (Activity 610)
September 19 Preparing an Annual Recertification
September 20 Floodplain Management Planning (Activity 510)
October 17 Introduction to the CRS
October 18 Developing a CRS Program for Public Information (PPI)
November 14 Preparing for a Verification Visit
November 15 Working with Repetitive Loss Properties
December 12 Introduction to the CRS
December 13 CRS and Coastal Hazards


Click here and type “CRS” in the search field to view webinars that are now open for registration. Note: registration for webinars opens approximately 6 months ahead of the event.

If you have questions about the CRS Webinar Series, please contact

Emergency Management Institute Courses

Community Rating System (CRS) training opportunities are offered throughout the year at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and at field-deployed locations. New CRS coordinators are encouraged to attend the 4-day CRS class (E278). The course is free, and travel expenses are covered for those accepted to the EMI. Click here for course information and schedules.


Pocket Guide to the Community Rating System

Community Rating System (CRS) Overview

CRS Users Groups

CRS communities across the country have formed CRS Users Groups to share information about CRS activities and credits. The groups also offer training opportunities. Click below for contact information for each group.

List of All CRS Users Groups

Have a question? Contact Us.