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Chapter 2 - Course Descriptions

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LAND TRANSACTIONS: TITLES AND SETTLEMENTS

Bureau of Land Management

Course Title: Legal Description and Land Status

Course Number: 2000-01 SS

Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Land Management

Course Description: Self-study or refresher course including 62-minute self-guided video with workbook exercises. US Geologic Survey Rectangular Survey, proper legal description guidelines, and how to locate information about land status

Target Audience:Resource specialists, adjudicators, or any employee whose job requires knowledge of these tools

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length:Please refer to Web site for further information

Course Fee: Please refer to Web site for further information

Contact Information: Chantel Jordan
1501 Farm Credit Drive
McLean, VA 22102-5090
Phone: (602) 906-5515
Fax: (602) 906-5555
E-mail: Chantel_Jordan@tc.blm.gov
Website: http://www.ntc.blm.gov/courses/ccrealty.html

Please refer to Web site for course offering updates

Keywords:Land transactions, titles, settlements

Course Title: Advanced Land Transactions

Course Number: 2100-03

Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Land Management

Course Description:Land Tenure Curriculum. An advanced-level course covering exchanges, acquisitions guidance, issues, and resolution strategies. Examine complex land tenure transactions. Several third-party facilitators, such as The Nature Conservancy and Trust for Public Lands and Conservation Fund, join BLM expertise instructing. Other agency perspectives are also included. The vision is to accomplish agreed- upon objectives by applying diverse competencies and individual freedom in a team environment

At the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to allow you, within interdisciplinary teams, to successfully initiate and complete complex land transactions, primarily within the context of:

Target Audience: Agency management and support staff involved in initiating and completing land tenure transaction projects. Nonprofit organizations that facilitate third-party acquisitions

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length:4 days

Course Fee: $650 for non-BLM enrollment. Limited seats are available to TNC, TPL, and TCF participants at no tuition as part of the educational partnership.

Contact Information: Chantel Jordan
1501 Farm Credit Drive
McLean, VA 22102-5090
Phone: (602) 906-5515
Fax: (602) 906-5555
E-mail: Chantel_Jordan@tc.blm.gov
Website: http://www.ntc.blm.gov/courses/ccrealty.html

Please refer to Web site for course offering updates

Keywords:Land transactions, titles, settlements

International Right of Way Association

Course Title: Principles of Real Estate Law

Course Number: 800

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:Designed to build and expand upon the basic legal principles introduced in Course 100, this course provides students with practical applications of these principles to the management and acquisition of real property. Topics include contract law, specific contracts for real property, torts relating to property, expropriation/condemnation, land use control, and environmental law. (Recertification credit: 16 hours)

Target Audience:Real property students and professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Completion of Course 100

Course Length:2 days

Course Fee: Member-$290
Nonmember-$375

Contact Information:Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Land transactions, titles, settlements

Course Title: US Land and Titles

Course Number: 801

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This course assists those who must determine the condition of title from public records and work from title reports or abstracts of title. The student learns how to analyze an abstract to determine who must execute a conveyance; who can own real property; the terminology of title-estates, convenience, agents, liens, encumbrances, and contracts; all about deeds-the parties, consideration, description, appurtenances, habendum clause, execution, delivery, and recording; and how to prepare a chain of title from public records. Workshop problems include the preparation of title abstracts and the review of instruments to determine various interests. (Recertification credit: 16 hours)

Target Audience: Right-of-way professionals with at least 1 year of right-of- way experience

Attendance Restrictions: Minimum of 1 year of right-of-way experience

Course Length:2 days

Course Fee: Member-$280
Nonmember-$365

Contact Information:Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Land transactions, titles, settlements

Course Title: Legal Aspects of Easements

Course Number: 802

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This advanced course gives the background theory and rationale of easements and is designed to expand knowledge in the field of real estate law. Terminology and concepts are related to practical realities through the use of examples and exercises. Topics include types of easements, rules of construction for easements, creation and termination of easements, scope of use, and location and width of easements. (Recertification credit: 8 hours)

Target Audience: Real estate professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Minimum of 1 year of right-of-way experience

Course Length:1 day

Course Fee: Member-$205
Nonmember-$270

Contact Information:Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Land transactions, titles, settlements

US Fish and Wildlife

Course Title: Land Status and Legal Description for Resource Professionals

Course Number:TEC7182

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Course Description: Developed by the Bureau of Land Management, this self- study course uses text, video, and student exercises to provide information on reading and writing legal land descriptions. Students apply principles of public land survey and description to reading and writing legally correct land descriptions. For those whose work requires interpretation of public land status records, an additional module on the public land status records system is included.

Target Audience: Natural resource agency realty specialists, refuge staff, and others who require the ability to read and write legal land descriptions

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 2-8 hours, depending on experience (self-study)

Course Fee: To be announced.

Contact Information: Robert Hiller
Registrar, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Route 1, Box 166
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: (304) 876-7455
(304) 876-7200
Fax: (304) 876-7202
E-mail: robert_hiller@fws.gov
nctc_registrar@fws.gov
Website: www.training.fws.gov

Keywords:Land transactions, titles, settlements

Course Title: Land Legal Description for Real Property Acquisition Professionals (Advanced)

Course Number: TEC7183

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Course Description: This advanced course addresses the requirements for legal land descriptions used to convey title to real property. Principles of rectangular survey system and metes and bounds descriptions are reviewed. Less common types of legal descriptions are discussed. The course emphasizes the identification and resolution of problems encountered with legal descriptions during the acquisition process. (College credit: 1 semester hour)

Target Audience:Realty specialists, appraisers, surveyors, and others who require the ability to obtain or provide legal land descriptions for the purpose of conveying title to real property

Attendance Restrictions: Successful completion of TEC7182 or its equivalent is recommended.

Course Length: 2 days / 16 hours

Course Fee: To be determined

Contact Information: Robert Hiller
Registrar, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Route 1, Box 166
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: (304) 876-7455
(304) 876-7200
Fax: (304) 876-7202
E-mail: robert_hiller@fws.gov
nctc_registrar@fws.gov
Website: www.training.fws.gov

Keywords:Land transactions, titles, settlements

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