Webinars on the Community Rating System
The CRS Webinar Series provides both live and on-demand training to communities that are not yet participating in the Community Rating System, local government staff who are new to the CRS, and those with experience in the program. The Series includes basic introductory sessions and more advanced topics, most averaging about an hour in length.
|March 16||Preparing an Verification Vist|
|March 17||CRS & Floodplain Species Assessment|
|April 13||Preparing an Annual Recertification|
|April 14||Watershed Master Planning|
|May 18||Introduction to the CRS|
|May 19||CRS & Substantial Damage Properties Management Plans|
|June 15||Changes in the CRS: The 2021 Addendum to the CRS Manual|
|June 16||CRS & Floodplain Species Assessment|
Click here and type “CRS” in the search field to view webinars that are now open for registration.
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
Preparing for CRS Verification Visit
Preparing a CRS Annual Recertification
CRS Repetitive Loss Properties
CRS Activity 610 – Flood Warning & Response
CRS Activity 310 Changes for 2021
CRS Elevation Certificate Training Series
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