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Flood Damage Resistant Materials

COURSE NO: T02-006
Flood Damage Resistant Materials
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance for the design, selection, and review of FEMA flood damage resistant material requirements.


The national flood insurance program (NFIP) has a primary goal of protecting buildings from flood damage.  In order to meet this goal, the federal emergency management agency (FEMA) has specific design requirements for new construction, as well as substantially damaged or substantially improved structures within special flood hazard areas. One key component of minimizing damage during the base flood is the use of flood damage resistant materials.


FEMA has established a methodology to evaluate and select materials that will lower a buildings vulnerability to flood damage.  Flood resistant materials are used to reduce damages resulting from prolonged contact of flood waters. All building materials that are below the base flood must meet certain criteria in order to be in compliance with the NFIP.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for practicing engineers, contractors, developers, governmental agencies, regulators, and all other personnel involved with the design, installation, and maintenance of flood damage resistant materials.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the definition and importance of flood damage resistant materials
  • Familiarizing with the  selection criteria for flood damage resistant materials
  • Learning how flood damage resistant materials affect flood insurance rates
  • Learning how to identify and select flood resistant materials
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review FEMA publication titled, "Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements" (Technical Bulletin 2, August 2008).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Flood Damage Resistant Materials (1.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 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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