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Federal Highway Administration/Office of Real Estate Services

Course Title: Real Estate Workshop - Uniform Act Overview

Course Number: 141039 (Technical Assistance)

Sponsoring Organization: Federal Highway Administration/Office of Real Estate Services

Course Description:A one or one-and-a-half day technical assistance workshop that provides an overview of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (as amended). An FHWA staff member instructor conducts a workshop to address not only the "how" but the "why" of the Uniform Act. Emphasis is on the acquisition aspects of the Uniform Act, including appraisal, appraisal review and negotiations with an overview of relocation assistance. The workshop provides for networking and discussion of agency issues. (Note: Workshop can also incorporate select Title 23 Right-of-way program implementation and reimbursement topics if desired.)

Since this workshop is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, the objectives will vary depending on the requestor.

Target Audience:Federal, State, and Local Public Agency Staff, consultants and others managing or participating in real estate acquisition for Federal or Federally funded projects.

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 or 1 1/2 Days

Course Fee: $700 for 1 Day with 1 FHWA Staff Instructor, $850 for 1 1/2 Days with FHWA/ORES Staff Instructor.

Contact Information:Marshall Wainright
Office of Real Estate Services
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: (202) 366-4842
Fax: (202) 366-3713
E-mail: Marshall.Wainright@dot.gov
Website: www.fhwa.dot.gov/realestate

Keywords:Relocation, Uniform Act

Course Title: Relocation Assistance and the Uniform Act Workshop

Course Number: 141040 (Technical Assistance)

Sponsoring Organization: Federal Highway Administration/Office of Real Estate Services

Course Description:The FHWA Office of Real Estate Services' (ORES) Relocation Team is available to work with relocation agents and consultants on specific problems; assist in conducting process or management reviews; baseline assessments; or tailor one or two-day workshops to address areas of specific concern to your program. In addition, they can share best practices from other States that may be useful in enhancing your program.

Target Audience:State Department of Transportation, Local Public Agencies, Consultant and other interested parties.

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 or 2 Days

Course Fee: $799 1 Day with 1 FHWA Staff Instructor.

Contact Information:Marshall Wainright
Office of Real Estate Services
Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Phone: (202) 366-4842
Fax: (202) 366-3713
E-mail: Marshall.Wainright@dot.gov
Website: www.fhwa.dot.gov/realestate

Keywords:Relocation, Uniform Act

International Right of Way Association

Course Title: Uniform Relocation Assistance Act-Executive Summary

Course Number: 500

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This course addresses the "typical" land acquisition project receiving Federal financial assistance or being acquired in accordance with Federal regulations. Topics include legislative overview; philosophy, applicability, and major components of the Uniform Act; role of governmental agencies (Federal, State, local); typical project steps; residential, business, and relocation advisory assistance; and land acquisition project impacts.

Target Audience:Managers and supervisors who have no background in the relocation program but wish to learn more about the Uniform Act and its complexities

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 Day

Course Fee: $215 member, $280 non-member

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: Uniform relocation Course Title: Relocation Assistance

Course Number: 501

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This course is a comprehensive overview that develops a practical knowledge of the process and procedures involved in providing relocation assistance to residential and business occupants. Material presented is based on the regulations promulgated by the lead agency (Federal Highway Administration) in implementing the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act and all subsequent statutory and regulatory amendments. Topics include replacement housing payments for residential owners and tenants, mobile homes, last resort housing, advisory assistance, calculating moving entitlements for business, and filing claims and appeals.Target Audience: Those who want to develop knowledge of relocation procedures for residential and business occupants.Attendance Restrictions: NoneCourse Length: 3 DaysCourse Fee: Member - $395, Nonmember-$510Contact 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.orgKeywords:Uniform relocation Course Title: Business Relocation (IRWA) Course Number: 502 Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association Course Description:This course presents the step-by-step process necessary to relocate a business, beginning with the initial survey stage and ending with the final claim work. It stresses how to avoid costly problems.Students learn to:

This course is based upon the Surface Transportation and Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 and subsequent revisions in the United States.Target Audience: Relocation assistance practitioners and multidisciplined professionalsAttendance Restrictions: NoneCourse Length: 2 DaysCourse Fee: Member-$275, Nonmember-$355Contact 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.orgKeywords:Relocation business Course Title: Mobile Home Relocation Course Number: 503 Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association Course Description:This is an advanced course that emphasizes the important considerations involved when categorizing mobile homes as real and/or personal property. Topics include mobile homes-real or personal property, categories of mobile home displacees, general relocation benefits for mobile home occupants, typical problems presented by mobile home relocations, zoning, replacement resources, and entry requirements. (Re-certification credit: 8 hours)Target Audience:Experienced practitioners involved in providing relocation assistance to occupants of mobile homes, either as owners or tenants of the coach and/or siteAttendance Restrictions: Recommended prerequisite: IRWA Course 501 or at least 2 years experience performing relocation assistanceCourse Length: 1 DayCourse Fee: Member-$205, Nonmember-$265Contact 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.orgKeywords:Mobile home relocation Course Title: Computing Replacement Housing Payments Course Number: 504 Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association Course Description:This advanced course begins where IRWA Course 501 leaves off. Using case studies, students calculate rental assistance payments, down payment assistance payments, price differential payments, mortgage interest differential payments, and incidental expense payments in complicated, yet realistic, situations, which may be encountered in any project. Lead agency- preferred solutions are furnished as well as alternate solutions in those situations where other Federal agencies differ on the administration or interpretation of the regulations contained in 49 CFR part 24. Topics include calculating payments for partial interest owners, multiple households, no/low income families, mortgages with balloon payments, multiple mortgages, residences on commercially zoned properties, and partial acquisitions. (Recertification credit: 8 hours)Target Audience: Relocation professionalsAttendance Restrictions: Completion of IRWA Course 501 or at least 2 years field experience performing relocation assistanceCourse Length: 1 DayCourse Fee: Member-$205, Nonmember-$265Contact 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.orgKeywords:Relocation Course Title: Advanced Relocation I (Residential) Course Number: 505 Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association Course Description:This advanced course begins with an awareness exam, then follows through to present, in case-study format, complex residential relocation issues requiring a thorough understanding of the relocation process, the Uniform Act and implementing regulations. It provides a detailed analysis of each case study so the student will understand the lead agency's theory behind its interpretation of the situation. It then proceeds to the application of the facts in order to effect a relocation that is consistent with the intent of the Uniform Act. The class is taught using lecture, case study, and open discussion formats.Topics include:

Target Audience: Real estate professionals with at least 2 years field experience

Attendance Restrictions: Successful completion of IRWA Course 501 or at least 2 years field experience performing relocation assistance. Students should bring a hand-held calculator.

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:Relocation

Course Title: Advanced Relocation Assistance II (Business)

Course Number: 506

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:This course begins with an awareness exam, then follows through to present, in case-study format, complex business relocation issues requiring a thorough understanding of the relocation process, the Uniform Act and implementing regulations. It provides a detailed analysis of each case study so the student will understand the lead agency's theory behind its interpretation of the situation, and then proceeds to the application of the facts in order to effect a relocation that is consistent with the intent of the Uniform Act.

Topics include:

Target Audience:Real estate professionals with at least 2 years field experience

Attendance Restrictions: Recommended prerequisite: IRWA Course 501 or at least 2 years field experience performing relocation assistance

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:Relocation National Highway Institute Course Title: Basic Relocation

Course Number: 141029

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description:The course is designed for the beginning relocation agent or for persons interested in a basic knowledge of the Uniform Relocation Act. The purpose is to answer questions, meet the need, and broaden the knowledge of those engaged in the relocation of persons as a result of the acquisition of real property required for a Federal or federally funded project. The course covers all functional areas of the relocation assistance program, with emphasis on residential displacees. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience:Federal, State, and local public agencies, FHWA personnel, and other interested persons

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 Day

Course Fee: $345

Contact Information: Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords:Relocation Course Title: Advanced Relocation

Course Number: 141030

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description:This course goes beyond the basic functional areas of relocation assistance and concentrates on areas of specific concern, such as comparability, mortgage interest differential payments, last-resort housing, multiple use, tenants, farms, and nonresidential moves. The course has been modularized to allow flexibility in adjusting the subject material to meet the needs of the requesting agency. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience: Federal, State, and local public agencies, FHWA personnel, and other interested persons

Attendance Restrictions: Broad knowledge of the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Act and the implementing regulations of 49 CFR Part 24, completion of 14129 Basic Relocation, or approximately 1 year of experience working in the relocation program is recommended.

Course Length: 3 days

Course Fee: $345

Contact Information:Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords:Relocation Course Title: Business Relocation (NHI)

Course Number: 141031

Sponsoring Organization: National Highway Institute

Course Description:This course provides all information dealing with the various aspects of business relocation. The course is designed to increase the knowledge of personnel engaged in the relocation of businesses, farms, and nonprofit organizations. The topics include eligibility, moving payments and benefits, advisory services, actual direct loss of tangible personal property, searching expenses, fixed payments (ILO), and reestablishment expense. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience:State Departments of Transportation, local public agencies, FHWA personnel, and other Federal agency personnel

Attendance Restrictions: Participants must have knowledge of the relocation program.

Course Length: 3 days

Course Fee: $345

Contact Information: Lynn Cadarr
National Highway Institute
4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 235-0528
Fax: (703) 235-0593
E-mail: lynn.cadarr@fhwa.dot.gov
Website: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov

Keywords:Relocation State Departments of Transportation

Course Title: Fundamentals in Relocation and Property Management

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Florida Department of Transportation

Course Description: Students learn:

Target Audience: Entry-level acquisition agents, relocation agents, and appraisers

Attendance Restrictions: Maximum class size is 20.

Course Length: 4 days

Course Fee: Free to Florida State Department of Transportation employees and consultants.Fee to be determined for non-department employees.

Contact Information: Juanice M. Hagan
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street, MS22
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 414-4605
Fax: (850) 488-5671
E-mail: juanice.hagan@dot.state.fl.us
Website: www.dot.state.fl.us/rightofway/documents/courses

Keywords:Relocation Course Title: Right-of-Way Acquisition and Relocation Assistance (copyright pending)

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Louisiana Department of Transportation

Course Description:This is a Power Point presentation presented by two instructors that provides introduction to Uniform Act and Louisiana procedures for right-of-way acquisition and relocation assistance. Time is allowed for questions.

Target Audience: Consultants and new staff handling right-of-way activities

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 1/2 days

Course Fee: To be determined

Contact Information:Pamela Leon
LADOTD Real Estate Section
8545 United Plaza Boulevard
Shaw Building, Suite 379
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 237-1240
Fax: (225) 237-1390
E-mail: PamLeon@dot.state.la.us

Keywords:Relocation Course Title: Business Relocation Assistance Procedures

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation

Course Description:This program is designed to upgrade the skills of staff who have a working knowledge of the Relocation Assistance Program. Course content includes special topics and problem areas.

Target Audience: Ohio DOT employees and consultants

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 3 days

Course Fee: $300

Contact Information: Debbie Jones
Ohio DOT
Don Scott Field
2829 W. Dublin/ Granville Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 644-7564
Fax: (614) 466-0158
E-mail: djones@odot.dot.oh.gov
Website: www.dot.state.oh.us/real

Keywords:Relocation Course Title: Utility Relocation Process

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation

Course Description:This course is designed to cover in detail all aspects of the utility relocation process. Instruction includes lecture, presentation of examples, and problem solving. The course addresses early involvement issues, utility and highway construction, the plan file process, relocation plans and estimates, reimbursements and billing.

Target Audience: Ohio DOT employees and consultants

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 3 days

Course Fee: $300

Contact Information:Debbie Jones
Ohio DOT
Don Scott Field
2829 W. Dublin/ Granville Road
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: (614) 644-7564
Fax: (614) 466-0158
E-mail: djones@odot.dot.oh.gov
Website: www.dot.state.oh.us/real

Keywords:Relocation

US Army Corps of Engineers

Course Title: Real Estate Relocation Assistance and Benefits

Course Number: 193

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Course Description: The course is conducted as a seminar, including lecture, review, case studies, and open discussions. Topics include a full discussion of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Title P.L. 91-646 as amended by Title IV P.L. 100-17), including its legislative history. Also included is a review of Corps legal and policy interpretations on the provisions of said Act; post authorization planning; scope of advisory services to be provided displacees; methods for calculating and/or justifying the various payments; procedures for completing and processing application forms; and procedures for processing appeals.

Target Audience: Personnel working with persons displaced as a result of acquisition of real property for federally funded and federally assisted projects.

Attendance Restrictions: Nominees must be assigned Occupational Series 0905, 1170, or 1171; Grade GS-05 through GS-13; and actively engaged in advising displacees on relocation assistance benefits or monitoring of a sponsor in implementing this section of the law, or serving in a supervisory or review capacity in matters related thereto.

Course Length: 3 days

Course Fee: $1,130

Contact Information:Attention: CEHR-P-R9
PO Box 1600
Huntsville, AL 35807-4301
Phone: (256) 895-7421
Fax: (256) 895-7469
Website: www.pdsc.usace.army.mil

Keywords:Relocation

 

US Forest Service

Course Title: Foundations of Federal Land Management

Course Number: PRLS 542

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Forest Service (USDA at George Mason University)

Course Description:This course covers acquisition, disposal, reservation, and management of the public (Federal) domain via the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. Policies, trends and management needs are examined. Intra- and interagency integration of land management programs is covered. (1 credit)

Target Audience:Administrators, mid-level professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Government experience recommended

Course Length: The length of time to complete the course depends on course content and experience of the learner. Learners have 6 months from receipt of course materials to complete the course. There are extension possibilities for an additional cost.

Course Fee: $160

Contact Information: Distance Learning Program
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Room 312
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 993-8301
Fax: (703) 993-8300
Website: dlp.gmu.edu

Keywords:Property management

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