100 (2 Day) - Principles of Land Acquisition

  • Course Number: C100 (2-Day)
  • Course Title: Principles of Land Acquisition
  • Course Level: Core
  • IRWA Credits: 16 QEU/CEU
  • AQB Credits: Not Applicable
  • Prerequisites: Not Applicable
IRWA Course 100 - Principles of Land Acquisition is a course designed as an educational offering to the global community of right of way and infrastructure professionals, and to anyone who directly or indirectly engages in this profession. The purpose and content of this course are centered on members of the Project Team, with specific emphasis on the right of way agent. This course is an introduction to industry-specific disciplines, which have overlapping roles and responsibilities with project managers, designers and legal needs. Agents who typically participate on a project team are from the following disciplines: environment, engineering/surveying, appraisal, negotiation, relocation assistance, law and real property management. Law is included not only because of the attorney’s role in compulsory purchases (condemnation, expropriation, etc.), but also because it is a vital component of the agent’s responsibility to prepare legal documents and obtain the correct signatures of vesting property owners. This ensures the document is legal and enforceable. This course provides an awareness of the disciplines involved in right of way and infrastructure projects, and the importance of a team approach to the work.
  • New SR/WA Program: Core course required for the RWA certification. 
  • Industry: Core course required for the RWA certification.
  • Specialist: Required course for the R/W-URAC certification.
    • Ethics: Describe the IRWA’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Standards and Procedures, as well as ethical behaviors that guide the work of the right of way and infrastructure professional.
    • Interdisciplinary Team: Recognize the key role that the right of way and infrastructure professional plays on the project team, as well as the importance of a team approach to the work.
    • Environmental Concerns: Describe the effects of public projects on the environment, as well as the types of environment assessment processes and studies.
    • Engineering/Surveying: Summarize the three-view concept of engineering plans, as well as property descriptions.
    • Appraisal: Describe the basics of the valuation process and the role of the appraiser in the acquisition process.
    • Negotiation/Mitigation: Explain the right of way agent’s role during negotiation, including basic components from preparation to closing.
    • Relocation Assistance: Discuss the basics of relocation assistance for residential and non-residential displacements.
    • Property Law: Define real property law concepts and terms.
    • Property and Asset Management: Understand the core dimensions of real property (asset) management.
Course Tuition Includes
  • Learning Guide
  • Principles of Right of Way Textbook
  • Engineering Tools (engineering scale, protractor, and scaled ruler)
  • Real Estate Dictionary
  • Study Guide
  • United States Law Relocation Supplement (for U.S. classes only)
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