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Become An IRWA Member Today!

If you are involved in the acquisition, management or disposal of real property, you can benefit from membership in the International Right of Way Association, the premier organization serving the right of way profession. If you work for a governmental agency, public utility, pipeline company, or right of way consulting firm, are an attorney, engineer, appraiser, property manager, negotiator, or work in relocation assistance, land title, or environmental areas, you will benefit by joining our organization.

Who Are IRWA Members?

The International Right of Way Association is a membership association with approximately 10,000 members throughout the United States and Canada. IRWA members are employed in the public and private sectors; government agencies, municipalities, special authorities, acquisition companies, engineering firms, and professional consulting practices. The association's members work in disciplines including:

  • Appraisers

  • Engineers

  • Property Managers

  • Acquisition Agents

  • Lawyers

  • Surveyors

  • Title Experts

  • Environmental Specialists

  • Relocation Assistance Agents

Benefits of IRWA Membership:

The International Right of Way Association is dedicated to enrichment through education and professional networking for the right of way professional.

The IRWA is an organization well respected by industry professionals, and has a mission to improve the industry and careers of right of way professionals.

At the IRWA meetings and national, regional and local conferences and events, we bring together professionals from all right of way disciplines and officials from the public and private sectors.

IRWA membership benefits also include significant discounts on IRWA courses, a subscription to Right of Way Magazine, and access to the IRWA member's only section of the international website. We also offer eligibility for the SR/WA designation (Senior Member) and certification programs.

IRWA members have the opportunity to network and build important relationships with the IRWA's community of more than 10,000 professionals at local, regional and international meetings. Members also benefit from valuable education through IRWA's diverse education program.

As members gain experience and responsibility, there are opportunities to serve the IRWA and the profession through a variety of leadership positions and committees at the local, regional, and international levels. Members also have the opportunity to contribute articles to Right of Way magazine and apply to become a paid IRWA course instructor.

Why Did Your Peers & Colleagues Join?

According to a recent IRWA member survey, access to quality educational and professional development courses, networking and information-sharing were the most important reasons your peers joined IRWA.

Through our network of 80 local chapters in the United States and Canada, IRWA provides opportunities for those new to the right of way profession to learn from experienced veterans through formal and informal forums to exchange ideas.

In addition, IRWA members embrace and value the shared commitment to the Association's high standard of ethics.

Our goal is to include members from all right of way disciplines, and offer educational and networking opportunities. We provide members of the right of way profession the opportunity to join, participate and support an organization genuinely concerned about their profession. As a member you can enjoy the benefits of association with other right of way professionals of all disciplines.

IRWA membership provides valuable benefits, and is the largest professional right of way association in the United States that connects the public and private sector professionals in the right of way field.

Agency Membership

Governmental agencies interested in enrolling 20 or more individuals as IRWA members may want to consider the Agency Membership option. Details about Agency Membership may be obtained by contacting IRWA Business Development Officer Daniel Stekol at [email protected].