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Real Estate Acquisition under the Uniform Act: An Overview - WEB-BASED

Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
6 Hours
0.6 Units
$50 Per Participant
6 Hours
0.6 Units
$0 Per Participant



The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act) is the basis for Federally-funded real estate acquisition programs. This self-paced training provides an overview of the Uniform Act's three key elements: valuation, acquisition, and relocation. This course underscores the importance of following Uniform Act requirements when acquiring property for a Federally-funded transportation project.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a basic overview of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act)
  • Discuss the three key elements of the Uniform Act: valuation/appraisal, acquisition and relocation
  • Explain how to develop an estimate of just compensation using the appraisal process or appraisal waiver procedure(s)
  • Identify relocation benefits and services required by the Uniform Act
  • List places to obtain relevant resource documents and materials


Federal, State, and local government employees and consultants who acquire real estate for Federally-funded transportation projects. This includes acquisition and relocation agents; program or project managers; grant administrators or grant recipients; appraisers, realty specialists, attorneys, engineers, planners, and others involved with real property acquisition.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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