Who We Are
The International Right of Way Association is a professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners. Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has served professionals who acquire, manage and transfer the land rights needed for building and maintaining energy and transportation infrastructure.
Recognized for their high ethical standards, commitment to integrity and professional excellence, IRWA’s nearly 10,000 members hail from over 15 countries around the world. They are united by their profession and their commitment to pursuing training and professional development through courses, chapter meetings, seminars and the annual education conference.
IRWA chapters in the United States and Canada are divided into ten regions. Each region has a chair and vice chair that serve as IRWA officers and are elected by the IRWA Board of Directors. Each region holds two forums annually—one in the fall and one in the spring—and also conducts caucuses at the Annual Education Conference. Chapter 26 is part of Region 6.
What We Do
Considered the unsurpassed source of right of way educational programs and professional services worldwide, IRWA provides infrastructure real estate education and credentialingopportunities to differentiate our members in the professional marketplace. Our industry-specific education and advanced curriculum allows for professional credentialing with a focus on one of our four industries, including Electric & Utilities, Public Agencies, Oil & Gas Pipeline, and Transportation. We also offer certification opportunities in Appraisal, Asset Management, Negotiation and Acquisition, Relocation Assistance, and the Uniform Act. IRWA works to create industry-wide recognition of our designations and certifications, and to elevate the role of right of way professionals by strengthening their industry relevance.