All IRWA members are encouraged to partake in Continuing Education courses and opportunities to maintain their professional stature.

    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 a Specialist. IRWA’s premier designation, the SR/WA Senior Right of Way Professional, is the highest achievement for the right of way professional.

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    Benefits to You:

    • Demonstrates professional stature

    • Expands employment opportunities

    • Increases potential for financial reward

    • Heightens chances for rapid career advancement

    Benefits to an Employer:

    • Helps identify employees with proven initiative, dedication, and knowledge

    • Increases morale by giving employees a sense of direction and continued growth

    • Creates a training ladder

    • Prepares employees for promotion through multi-disciplined training and examination

    • Enhances the status of right-of-way professionals

    • Assures continuous update of professional skills through recertification

    Symbol of Achievement:

    Individuals who earn R/W or SR/WA designations are authorized to display these designations on individual letterhead, business cards, and other professional forms for increased prestige.