The elevation certificate is an important administrative tool of the NFIP. It is used to determine the proper flood insurance premium; it can be used to document elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management regulations and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment or Revision (LOMA or LOMR-F). The elevation certificate is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings, which are buildings constructed after publication of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for flood insurance Zones A1-A30, AE, AH, A (with BFE), VE, V1-V30, V (with BFE), AR, AR/A, AR/AE, AR/A1-A30, AR/AH, and AR/AO. The elevation certificate is not required for pre-FIRM buildings unless the building is being rated under the optional post-FIRM flood insurance rules. If your property requires an elevation certificate, you will need to obtain the certificate prior to receiving a quote.