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A Guide to Wet Floodproofing Residential Structures

COURSE NO: S03-018
A Guide to Wet Floodproofing Residential Structures
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses protection of the structure; design of openings for intentional flooding of enclosed areas below the DFE; use of flood-resistant materials; adjustment of building operations and maintenance procedures; the need for emergency preparedness for actions that require human intervention; and design of protection for the structure and its contents, including utility systems and appliances. The techniques and methodologies described in this course document are applicable to most areas in the United States.


Wet floodproofing can be defined as permanent or contingent measures applied to a structure and/or its contents that prevent or provide resistance to damage from flooding by allowing floodwater to enter the structure. The basic characteristic that distinguishes wet floodproofing from dry floodproofing is that it allows internal flooding of a structure as opposed to providing essentially watertight protection.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers and architects who are involved with the wet floodproofing design or construction of residential structures.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the principles of protecting a structure from flooding
  • Knowing how to use the design flood elevation (DFE) in floodproofing design
  • Learning about the design of openings for intentional flooding of enclosed areas below the DFE
  • Understanding the use of flood-resistant materials
  • Knowing how to adjust building operations and maintenance procedures
  • Understanding the need for emergency preparedness for actions requiring human intervention.
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “A Guide to Wet Floodproofing Residential Structures” which is based on the FEMA publication, Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures, Chapter 5, “Wet Floodproofing” and Chapter 6, “Case Studies”.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
A Guide to Wet Floodproofing Residential Structures (6.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) 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

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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