Harness the leading edge knowledge and skills to excel in your Right of Way career, earn your credential, and enhance your lifelong continuing education journey.
Choose from five categories of professional education that are customized to fit your unique learning needs and wishes! The five categories are:

  • VEIT classes- online classes with a classroom feel
  • Leadership Institute- online classes for emerging leaders
  • On Demand Classes- online audio/ppt classes
  • Education-to-Go- mini-enrichment online classes
  • Classroom-based classes- traditional in person classes-registration link


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Education Focus

Billions of dollars are spent annually in the acquisition, management, and transfer of rights of way. With the technical skills required for proficiency in this complex activity, IRWA's specialized education and training programs provide an essential foundation for right of way professionals across the U.S. and Canada in all right of way disciplines: negotiation and acquisition, management, appraisal, relocation assistance, environmental, asset/property management, real estate law, engineering and surveying. Review the descriptions of the courses currently available.

Classroom Based Education

Nearly 400 classroom based classes are presented annually through the United States and Canada Classroom based educational offering are facilitated by right of way professionals who have extensive practical experience within their discipline and the ability to engage participants in active learning. check for classes coming to you.

IRWA Attendance and Exam Policy

For qualifying education credit, the Class Attendance Policy specifies that participants must be physically present for at least 90% of the classroom hours in order to receive credit, and receive a passing grade of 75% on the final exam (if applicable). For participants attending a class for continuing education credit, the Class Attendance Policy specifies that participants must be physically present for at least 90% of the classroom hours in order to receive credit.


Online Education

IRWA currently offers over a dozen courses in an online format and has partnered with Blue Sky eLearn to offer a catalog of skill building classes, which can be used for recertification credit towards IRWA Certifications and Designations.

IRWA has partnered with McKissock Connections to offer USPAP courses online. More information can be found on the McKissock website.

IRWA Publications and Store

IRWA offers several publications which serve as adjuncts to IRWA courses, many of them can be used for references. We also offer supplemental items such as engineering tools, certificate holders, replacement pins, etc. Check our publication page for more information. For more information contact Education staff: education@irwaonline.org at (310) 538-0233 ext. 138


IRWA offers two career paths for Right of Way Professionals: A generalist path and a specialist path. Certifications can be achieved as either a generalist or as specialist. IRWA's premier designation, the SR/WA Senior Right of Way Professional, is the highest achievement for the right of way professional.

Your Course History

Monitor your education credits by viewing your IRWA course history which reflects all education credits from completed IRWA courses, online courses, and Annual Education Seminars.

Class Scheduling Resources

The Chapter Leadership resource page will provide information for scheduling chapter based classes.

The Instructor page will provide resources for existing facilitators as well as for those wishing to become certified Instructors for IRWA.

For more information contact Education staff: cruzado@irwaonline.org at (310) 538-0233 ext. 124

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