Continuing Education Credits

The Natural Hazards is pleased to offer preapproved education credits for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM), Certified or Associate Emergency Managers (CEM/AEM), and Certified Planners.


Certified Floodplain Manager Education Credits
Workshop attendance will count as 12 pre-approved continuing education credits under the Association of State Floodplain Managers Certified Floodplain Manager Program.

Certified or Associate Emergency Manager Contact Hours

Workshop attendance will count as 20 contact hours toward the Certified or Associate Emergency Manager contact hours under the International Association of Emergency Managers Certification Program. Those who attend the Walking Tour of Boulder on Sunday, July 14, will receive an additional five credits.

American Planning Association Certification Maintenance Credits

Workshop attendance will count toward 3 credit hours for certification maintenance for the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Continuing education can be used for certification renewal by all three organizations. Those aspiring to attain their AEM or CEM status can also use the contact hours to count towards their initial qualification.

How to Use Workshop Attendance for Continuing Education

When signing in at registration in the Atrium of the Omni Interlocken Hotel, please inform the staff that you'd like to document your attendance for continuing education credit. Attendance certificates will be available to pick up in the registration area after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, or throughout the day on Wednesday, July 17.

For questions about continuing education credits at the Workshop, please contact the Natural Hazards Center at

Continuing Education Credit Coordinator: Oluponmile Olonilua, Texas Southern University

Ponmile Olonilua is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at Texas Southern University where she was the first doctoral candidate to receive a PhD in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy in 2006. Olonilua was a Mary Fran Myers Scholarship award winner in 2009; which allowed her to attend her first Natural Hazards Workshop that year. She has been a regular attendee every year since.