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ANFI 206: National Flood Insurance: Advanced Studies

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Confidently issue and service a flood insurance policy and increase your ability to secure coverage for condominiums and commercial buildings under the NFIP. Content is based on FEMA's October 2022 Flood Insurance Manual. Course topics include underwriting and rating condos, timeshares, and commercial buildings, commercial building coverages, and coastal barrier resource systems. 


Skills You’ll Gain

checkmark Identify the occupancy and contents of a building so you can determine its eligibility for flood coverage.

checkmark Learn how to assess whether a property has appropriate flood openings and venting so you can make the right recommendations to customers.

checkmark Accurately explain flood coverage to commercial customers so you can add value as a trusted risk consultant.

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Flood Insurance
  • Flood Control
  • Flood Risk
  • Underwriting
  • Policy Review


Assignment 1:
Underwriting and Rating Condos and Timeshares
Assignment 2:
Underwriting and Rating of Commercial Buildings
Assignment 3:
Commercial Building Coverages
Assignment 4:
Newly Mapped
Assignment 5:
Coastal Barrier Resource Systems and Otherwise Protected Areas
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

Developed in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), ANFI 206 comes with free, proven study materials to help you pass The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:

  1. FEMA's October 2022 Flood Insurance Manual: Easily download this important resource to study the content and review its key topics.
  2. Educational Outline: Focus your studying with an educational outline that summarizes the course content and highlights key areas of the manual to review in preparation for the exam.
  3. Practice Exam: Quickly identify knowledge gaps with an online practice exam for the full course. And bonus—Take it as many times as you want.


  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
    • Yes! ANFI 206 gives you credit toward the Associate in National Flood Insurance (ANFI®) designation.
  2. How long does the course take?
    • ANFI 206 typically takes students 6 to 8 weeks to complete.
  3. How is The Institutes Designations' exam structured?
    • Virtual exams are timed. You will have 120 minutes to complete 50 questions and can refer to the flood manual during the exam.
  4. What’s included in my course materials?
    • Your free course materials include access to FEMA's October 2022 Flood Insurance Manual, as well as an educational outline and practice exam.
  5. How do testing windows work?
    • We offer The Institutes Designations' exams in 4 testing windows throughout the year. You can complete your exam at any time in the testing window that you registered for. Access your exam from your account when the window opens and complete it any time until 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the window.
      • Quarter 1: January 15–March 15
      • Quarter 2: April 15–June 15
      • Quarter 3: July 15–September 15
      • Quarter 4: October 15–December 15