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A Guide to Relocating Homes for Flood Protection

COURSE NO: S03-016
A Guide to Relocating Homes for Flood Protection
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the methods necessary for relocating residential from flood hazard areas.


Relocation of a home to a new site above the design flood elevation (DFE) can offer the greatest security from future flooding. Relocation involves moving an entire structure to another location. Selection of the new site is usually conducted by the homeowner, often in consultation with a design professional to ensure that critical site selection factors such as floodplain location, accessibility, utility service, cost, and homeowner preference meet engineering and local regulatory concerns. Relocation as a retrofitting measure not only relieves anxiety about future flooding, but also offers the opportunity to reduce future flood insurance premiums.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers and architects who are involved with the planning and implementation of relocating residential structures for flood protection.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the proper method to select the house moving contractor
  • Understanding the proper method to analyze, prepare and restore the existing site
  • Understanding the proper method to select, analyze design and prepare the new site
  • Understanding the proper method to analyze and prepare the moving route
  • Understanding the proper method to analyze, prepare and move the structure
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “A Guide to Relocating Homes for Flood Protection” which is based on the FEMA publication, Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures, Chapter 5R Relocation and a Case Study from Chapter 6 of the same. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
A Guide to Relocating Homes for Flood Protection (5 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this FEMA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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