Environmental Awareness

600 – Environmental Awareness: An overview of various environmental issues and mitigation measures used to decrease impact upon the environment, including an introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act and other important legislation.

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Environmental Awareness

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Course Length:

1 day – 8 AM to 5 PM

IRWA Credits:



Not applicable



Course Description
This course provides basic principles of ecology, history of the environmental movement, a review of federal/state/local environmental legislation, the right of way professional’s role in the environmental process, and mitigation of environmental impacts. Participants will become familiar with environmental issues and problems facing companies and agencies acquiring or managing real property and rights of way, will learn various environmental issues and the mitigating measures used to decrease environmental impacts, and will gain increased awareness of environmental laws, regulations and associated regulatory agencies.

  • New SR/WA: A core course that is required for the RWA certification.
  • Industry: A core course that is required in all 4 pathways for the RWP certification.
  • Specialist: A required course for the R/W-AMC certification.
  • Background on environmental movement history
  • Environmental disasters that lead to litigation and/or regulations, environmental legislation
  • Environmental documents, environmental impact statement, environmental assessment, findings of no significant impact, categorical exclusion, record of decision
  • Environmental compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and state and local regulations
  • Right of way agent’s role in the environmental process
  • Defining environmental awareness, being part of an environmental process, scoping environmental documents, and project planning
Course Tuition includes
  • Participant Manual
Who should take this course
This basic environmental course is recommended for private industry, public and regulatory agencies and right of way agents involved in acquiring or managing real property rights of way reclamation, including properties with environmental issues.

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