Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT-474 Mitigating Hazards with Land-Use Planning

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (Virtual)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Primary Core Capability: Planning

This one-day (or 8-hour) management-level training course aims to improve hazard mitigation through the implementation of land-use planning tools. The course provides training on the integration of hazard mitigation and land-use planning efforts and on choosing land-use tools that address different natural hazard challenges. The course will include both community-scale land-use planning tools, like comprehensive plans and hazard mitigation plans, as well as site-scale tools like setback requirements and transfer of development rights (TDR) programs.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:


• Describe the origins and features of land-use planning and regulation in the United States

• Understand the importance of land-use regulation as a tool for hazard mitigation

• Evaluate the effectiveness of local land-use planning at mitigating natural hazards

• Describe community- and site-scale land-use planning tools that can mitigate natural hazard risk; and

• Apply their knowledge to choose suitable land-use tools for different community contexts.



Target Audience

• Emergency Management

• Governmental Administrative

• Public Safety Communications

• Public Works

• Citizen/Community


Continuing Education
IACET: Units - 0.6

Virtual Delivery - Snohomish County

Course Manager

Course Manager:

Krystal Craig

(425) 388-5197


Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at and we will be happy to assist you.


Please apply for this MGT-474 course HERE