IS-1102: Theory of Elevation Rating Course Answers


The NFIP’s Flood Insurance Manual is an excellent resource for rating purposes. Which section within the Flood Insurance Manual will aid in determining the Lowest Floor Elevation (LFE) while using the Elevation Certificate?

  • Lowest Floor Guide
  • General Rules Section
  • Rating Section

Lowest Floor Elevation (LFE) – Base Flood Elevation (BFE) = ?

  • Lowest Elevation for Premiums
  • Elevation Difference
  • Difference of Flood Risk
  • Rating Elevation

In which section of the Elevation Certificate would you locate the flood zone for the building you are rating?

  • Section A – Property Information
  • Section B – Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Information
  • Section C – Building Elevation Information
  • Section D – Surveyor, Engineer, or Architect Certification

When rating buildings with a subgrade crawlspace, always use C2.a Top of Bottom Floor (in this case, the top of the subgrade crawlspace) as the lowest floor for rating.

  • True
  • False

In an elevated building located in a V Zone, the lowest beam, joist, or other horizontal member that supports the building is called the …

  • Lowest horizontal structural member
  • Load-bearing beam
  • Cross-support structural member
  • Under-support

A Zones are areas along coasts that are subject to inundation by tidal floods with velocity (coastal high hazard areas).

  • True
  • False

Buildings depicted in Elevation Certificate Diagram 9 (Buildings on a Subgrade Crawlspace) are rated as elevated buildings according to the NFIP.

  • True
  • False

Assume that the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) of a floodplain in an A Zone is 7 feet. You are rating a house that has an LFE of 9 feet. What is the Elevation Difference?

  • -2 feet
  • 2 feet
  • 7 feet
  • 1 foot

Ricardo’s house, which is located in a V Zone, has an enclosure that measures 250 square feet, is unfinished, and is constructed with break-away materials. You can exclude the enclosure as the lowest floor for rating purposes?

  • True
  • False

Howard’s garage has only one flood opening. This building would be compliant with NFIP standards for proper flood openings.

  • True
  • False

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