Understanding Environmental Contamination in Real Estate

603 – Understanding Environmental Contamination in Real Estate:
Focuses on the types, causes, effects, and implications of environmental contamination, as well as remediation techniques.

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Course Title:

Understanding Environmental Contamination in Real Estate

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Course Length:

1 day – 8 AM to 5 PM

IRWA Credits:



IRWA Course 606 “The Environmental Process” (formerly IRWA Course 602 "Project Development and the Enrivonmental Process", or equivalent)



Course Description

This course is geared toward right of way professionals who may face the issue of contaminated properties, focusing on causes, effects and remedies of environmental contamination. This course emphasizes the importance of knowing the behavior of contaminants in the environment, environmental liabilities and auditing processes, underground storage tank removal and contamination assessment, cleanup and closures.  Participants will learn how to evaluate potential problems that occur as a result of acquiring contaminated properties, and to evaluate, manage and minimize risks and liabilities.

  • New SR/WA: An intermediate elective course that can be applied towards the SR/WA designation.
  • Industry: An intermediate elective course that can be applied towards all 4 pathways for the SR/WA designation.
  • Contaminants and the meaning of the term “contaminated”
  • Basics of geology, hydrology and hydrogeology
  • Movement and change in contaminants
  • Options for managing environmental contamination

Course Tuition includes

  • Participant Manual

Who should take this course

This course is highly recommended for right of way practitioners, right of way and/or real estate departments and agencies that contract for work with environmental contamination specialists/consultants.

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