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Course 303 – Managing the Consultant Process

Course Number: C303 - Online
Course Title: Managing the Consultant Process
Course Level: Intermediate
IRWA Credit Units: 16 QEU / CEU*
*QEU (qualifying education units) and CEU (continuing education units)
Prerequisites: Not applicable
Price: $415 USD for members / $520 USD for non-members

Course Description
This course is designed to provide participants with a step-by-step understanding of the process of selecting and monitoring consultants. Participants will become aware of the issues and concerns of both agencies and consultants through the discussion of practical applications. Current trends are for Departments of Transportation, local public agencies and other governmental entities to do more contracting of right of way and land acquisition services. Issues are discussed relating to both the contracting and the monitoring of services from the perspectives of the agency and consultant.

Credentialing
  • An intermediate course that can be applied towards continuing education and recertification credit.

Topics
  • Understanding the contracting process
  • Avoiding common mistakes and misunderstandings in the areas of proposal development
  • Evaluating proposal submittals
  • Monitoring consultant work effort
  • Becoming aware of the issues and concerns of both agencies and consultants as participants discuss and practice the best methods of assuring success

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

Who should take this course
This course is geared toward employees of Departments of Transportation, Local Public Agencies and other government entities. 

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.