The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 as amended (Uniform Act) ensures that persons whose real property is acquired or who are displaced as a result of a Federal or Federally-assisted project are treated fairly
and consistently. This course focuses on the application of appraisal review principles and how they fit within the Uniform Act and 49 CFR Part 24 as related to transportation project development. Focusing on larger parcel, uneconomic remnants, cost to cure,
and severance damages, the course discusses the qualifications, roles, and responsibilities of the review appraiser from pre- to post-appraisal activities.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- · Explain basic eminent domain principles
- · Apply Federal-Aid appraisal review requirements
- · Apply appraisal review techniques to unique situations within Federal-Aid highway programs
- · Describe the role of the review appraiser in the land acquisition process
State departments of transportation (DOTs), local public agencies (LPAs), city and county attorneys, consultants; FHWA and other Federal agency staff involved in the appraisal process. Prerequisite: A course in the basic practices and principles of real
estate appraisal (e.g. International Right of Way Association course 400, the Appraisal Institute's courses 110 and 120) or a college-level course in appraisal.
The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider
by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET),
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, NHI
has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely
recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized
Provider membership status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs
that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.