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Course 104 – Standards of Practice for the Right of Way Professional

Dear IRWA members and nonmembers,

The International Executive Committee has approved the International Professional Education Committee’s recommendation of Course 102 – Elevating Your Ethical Awareness to serve as the only premier IRWA course that can be purchased and completed to fulfill the ethics requirement for any of IRWA’s certifications and designations.

Course 102 Online, like the in-person version, was developed with the intention of eventually replacing 103 and 104; it also contains the most current updates on IRWA’s Ethical Rules, Standards of Practice and Disciplinary Procedures.

Those who have already purchased Course 103 Online – Ethics and the Right of Way Profession or Course 104 Online – Standards of Practice for the Right of Way Professional within the last five years will still be able to access, complete and use those courses towards qualifying and continuing education. However, these courses will be removed for purchase from the IRWA University website beginning May 16, 2022.

Thank you so much for your support and understanding as we continue to provide you with the highest quality education and credentialing programs in the right of way industry.

Kristen Bennett, SR/WA, R/W-RAC
Chair, International Professional Education Committee

Course Number:
C104 Online
Course Title: Standards of Practice for the Right of Way Professional
Course Level: Ethics
IRWA Credit Units: 8 QEU / CEU*
*QEU (qualifying education units) and CEU (continuing education units)
Prerequisites: Not applicable

Course Description
This course guides and directs all participants as each pursues his or her unique path within the right of way profession. During this course, participants learn how and why qualities such as professional competence, character, integrity, fairness, commitment and trustworthiness provide the foundation for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships as a right of way professional.

  • Industry/Specialist: Ethics courses are applicable to all IRWA Credentialing programs. Successful completion of Course 104 (Course 102 - "Elevating Your Ethical Awareness" or Course 103 “Ethics and the Right of Way Profession”) is a requirement for initial completion of all IRWA Credentialing programs. Successful completion of either the ethics or standards courses is also mandatory every five years for recertification purposes.

  • Quality of service, competence, character/mind set, communication, care of property
  • Full disclosure - client/members, all pertinent information, public information, member information
  • Fair and reasonable fees
  • Confidential information
  • Advertising & promotional practices
  • Laws and conduct of business
  • Good citizenship
  • Employee/employer relationships
  • Client/former client relationships

Course Tuition includes
Participant Manual (in PDF format; available for download)

Who should take this course
This course was designed for right of way professionals who are in need of ideas and practical solutions for understanding and resolving ethical conflicts, and concepts to the Standards of Professional Practice. 

Anytime you purchase an online class at IRWA University, you have one year from the date of purchase to complete your class. After that time, the class will no longer be accessible. Your progress is saved, however, it is highly recommended that you finish the class as soon as possible from the date of purchase to ensure high retention and application rate of knowledge and skills learned.

All participants will receive a total of 2 attempts to pass the exam with a score of a 75% or better. If a passing grade is not achieved by the second attempt, the participant must re-purchase the class if he or she wishes to take the exam a third time. Please note, IRWA online classes are not approved for State QE or CE credit.