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Local Public Agency Real Estate Acquisition - WEB-BASED

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



141047 Local Public Agency Real Estate Acquisition training is designed for those who are unfamiliar with Federal requirements when acquiring real property for Federally-assisted transportation projects. This training provides participants with a working knowledge of these Federal requirements when acquiring real property, including relocation guidance related to individuals and businesses.

Comprised of seven distinct learning modules, this self-paced Web-based training (WBT) provides an overview on real estate acquisition authority and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act) and related regulations. Additional modules include project development and administrative matters; valuation; acquisition and negotiation; relocation; and property management. This training also includes case studies, important resources, and suggestions for other companion courses.

Failure to comply with the Uniform Act when acquiring real property for a Federally-funded transportation project can put this funding at risk and may lead to project delays.


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

  • Explain the statutory basis for Federal requirements and relate these to State and local laws, regulations and procedures
  • Explain the intent of the Uniform Act and describe what States and LPAs must do to comply
  • Describe how a typical project is developed and strategies for enhancing project delivery
  • Describe the LPA role in the appraisal process and determine the appropriate valuation format for specific situations
  • Describe the sequence for land acquisition and options available to the negotiator
  • Explain what relocation advisory services are to be provided to property owners and tenants and differentiate the residential and nonresidential relocation processes
  • Summarize various property management activities and evaluate property management actions using specific case studies


Those within local public agencies who are responsible for acquiring right-of-way for federally-funded projects, as well as those responsible for oversight of LPAs, in addition to FHWA personnel, consultants, Federal and State staff and other interested parties.

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


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