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Appraisal for Federal-Aid Highway Programs

Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
2 Days
1.2 Units
$230 Per Participant
2 Days
1.2 Units
$500 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 35

NOTES:Please note that this training has been approved for Continuing Education Credits in several states by their respective appraisal licensing boards. As part of our training delivery, we will assist in preparing the documents required for course approval in your state. However, any fees associated with the application process are the responsibility of the requestor. Additionally, this course counts toward IRWA's SR/WA designation and R/W-AC re-certification. Participants should bring an HP 12c calculator for the classroom exercises.


The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (Uniform Act) and its implementing regulations require the uniform and equitable treatment of persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms and establish uniform and equitable land acquisition policies for public programs using Federal funds. Title III of the Uniform Act addresses real property acquisition policies, including appraisal requirements.

The training is designed to help transportation professionals understand and conform with the appraisal requirements of the Uniform Act and 49 CFR Part 24. It is intended for experienced appraisal personnel and focuses on preparing, presenting, and understanding appraisal reports in conformance with the Uniform Act. In addition, the training addresses the appraiser's role in the overall project development process and how an appraiser's expertise can assist in completing a transportation project effectively and efficiently.


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

  • Explain basic eminent domain principles
  • Apply Federal-aid appraisal requirements
  • Use partial acquisition appraisal techniques
  • Explain the use and application of the waiver valuation process
  • Apply appraisal techniques to unique situations within highway programs
  • Describe the role of the 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.

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


Start Date: 3/22/2022
End Date: 3/23/2022
Local Coordinator: Tiffany Kinsell (217) 785-1792
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