Flood Training: Required for all producers selling Flood policies under the NFIP.

 

NY Flood continuing education requirement

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The flood continuing education requirement is not being required by the New York State Insurance Department for license renewal, however, if you are a licensed producer and write business through the National Flood Insurance Program you will be required to take a one-time, three-hour flood insurance training course.
Also, if you participate with a write-your-own (WYO) flood insurance company, the WYO carrier may require a flood insurance course be taken by some or all of your licensed staff. It is recommended that you contact your WYO carriers to find out what their specific requirements will be.


April 16, 2014, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Understanding the National Flood Insurance Program 2013

NYCE: 3 BR, C3, PC, PA (NYCR-238046)

Rita Hollada, CIC, CPCU, CPIA

FEMA published minimum training and education requirements, as required by section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, for all insurance agents who sell Standard Flood Insurance Policies issued through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This course includes all of the minimum training and educational requirements set forth by FEMA.

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For even more info on the topic of Flood, see PIA's New Flood Insurance Tool Kit
for valuable tools to guide you through flood insurance.

 

Rita Hollada, CIC, CPCU, CPIA
Vice-President of The Insurance Professionals, Inc.

Rita Hollada is the Vice-President of The Insurance Professionals, Inc., a consulting and professional education group. She is an honors graduate of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and began her professional career in human resources management before entering the insurance industry in 1979 when she and her husband started an agency from scratch. She remains a licensed agent and broker.

 

Rita earned the designation of Accredited Advisor in Insurance in 1983, followed by the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter in 1987 and Certified Insurance Counselor in 1988. In 1997, she was awarded PIA National's Presidential Award for her work with flood insurance and natural disaster legislation. She received the CPIA designation in 1998 after assisting that organization with the development of its Saleswise Success Seminars.

 

Rita remains an active member of the insurance industry, representing PIA National on several committees. She is also a contributor to numerous magazines and professional journals. Rita wrote a regular column on flood insurance issues for the Professional Agent Magazine for several years. She currently serves on the Flood Insurance Producers National Committee where she served as Chairman for two years. She also has served on the board of the Natural Disaster Coalition.

 

In addition to the insurance industry, Rita has been invited to speak on effective communication and customer service to many diverse groups. She is a member of the National Faculty of the CIC program as well as an instructor for other National Alliance programs. She designs and instructs special topic courses for insurance companies, agencies, industry associations and local community colleges and often works as a consultant with agencies on agency management issues.

 

 


 

Questions about flood education requirements?

See PIA's Resource kit, "Answers to your New York state flood insurance training questions."

Each of PIA's flood training courses (see schedule below) meets FEMA's minimum training and education requirements, required for all insurance agents and brokers who sell Standard Flood Insurance Policies issued through the National Flood Insurance Program. Producers completing a PIA course will satisfy the minimum FEMA requirements and earn continuing education credits toward the renewal of their insurance licenses.If you have a question about a WYO carrier's flood education requirements, call PIA's Resource Center first— (800) 424-4244.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, the FloodSmart campaign by the National Flood Insurance Program will require flood insurance training as a prerequisite for participation in the Agent Referral and Co-Op Programs. Currently enrolled agents will be asked to provide proof of this training by April 1, 2008. Any agent who does not reply by the April 1 deadline will be removed from the database. The Agent Referral Program generates free, qualified leads for all enrolled agents through the Federal Emergency Management Agency Call Center and through the "Find an Agent" tool on the FloodSmart.gov Web site. The Agent Co-Op Program provides reimbursement up to 75 percent of the cost of advertising. For details, click here.

Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 requires all producers selling flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) be properly trained and educated about the NFIP to ensure producers may best serve their clients. In order to continue their authority to solicit, negotiate or sell flood insurance, all New York licensed resident insurance producers who sell flood insurance policies through the NFIP must comply with the minimum training requirements of section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, and basic flood education as outlined at 70 Fed. Reg., 52,117 (Sept. 1, 2005) or such later requirements as published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The failure to comply with this basic training requirement may jeopardize the producer's authority to write insurance through the NFIP.