Right of Way Professional Career Path (Specialist)

The Right of Way (R/W) Certification Program offers certification in five right of way disciplines, plus the Uniform Act. Right of Way certification is granted to candidates who have achieved professional status through experience, education and examination in a specific discipline.

IRWA stands for the highest standard of excellence. As such, its certification and designation path is a rigorous process that will work to differentiate you from other professionals. Our high standards have enabled us to create a distinction that is universally respected by customers, businesses and colleagues across most disciplines.

Earning a Certification will help boost opportunities and salary potential. Certifications expand employment opportunities, increases salary potential, boosts chances for career advancement and demonstrates professional commitment.

Our Specialist Certification Programs

IRWA has six discipline certifications and one designation for the generalist right of way professional:

2012 CHANGES TO CREDENTIALING PROGRAM – SR/WA Comprehensive Exams & Ethics Requirement for Recertification

INTERIM COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION – R/W-EC

Effective April 20, 2011 additional course requirements and substitute course allowance for current R/W-EC candidates.
Course 602, Project Development and the Environmental Process has been deactivated and replaced with Course 606/606C, The Environmental Process. To meet the number of units required for the certification, candidates must now take Course 902/902C, Property Descriptions in addition to Course 606/606C, The Environmental Process.

This interim requirement shall remain in place until such time as the IPDC and the Environmental Committee can conduct a comprehensive review and propose a formal revision to IRWA's environmental certification program.

Effective July 1, 2013, in accordance with Canadian tax laws, IRWA will begin charging GST/HST on credentialing applications for our Canadian participants. Use the table below to determine the applicable percentage of GST/HST:

AB, BC, MB, NW, SK 5% GST/HST
QC 14.975% GST/QST
PEI, ON 14.975% GST/HST
NF, NB 13% GST/HST
NS 15% GST/HST

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