At each level, the robust curriculum has
been carefully curated by industry experts—
providing a depth of understanding from
various aspects within right of way and
infrastructure development. To support this
program, IRWA is currently creating a world-class faculty through the CLIMB instructor
development program, enhancing the skills
of current instructors while recruiting
and training new instructors to join us in
educating the infrastructure professionals of
To encourage more members—both
domestically and abroad—to earn their
credentials, we have created a simple three-step process with only one application to
In early January, a special webinar training
session was held with IRWA’s Chapter
Professional Development Chairs. Led by
President-elect Mary Anne Marr, the feedback
from participants was overwhelmingly positive.
PDC Chairs were particularly impressed by
how well the program shows you what you
need to do to get where you need to go.
We want more and more IRWA students
both domestically and abroad to earn their
credential- we want them to spend their
energy on learning not on complicated
processes and administrative tasks. Now that
IRWA has simplified the process, I invite you
to visit our credentialing site and encourage
you to take the next important step on your
professional development pathway. J
Deidre is IRWA’s Vice President
of Professional Development.
BY DEIDRE ALVES, M.ED.
Pathways to Industry Relevance
IRWA unveils a new global credentialing program
IRWA’s new Credentialing Program offers a clear
pathway of progressive credentialing options
for infrastructure professionals in Oil & Gas,
Electric & Utilities, Transportation, as well as an
Industry Generalist pathway. With progressive
credentialing options in each industry, a member
can start with the Right of Way Agent (RWA)
novice credential, followed by the Right of Way
Professional (RWP) intermediate level credential.
The final level is the Senior Right of Way
Agent (SR/WA), our premiere designation and
advanced level credential.
Get credentialed in the industry
For the very first time in the Association’s
history, you can now earn your credential
in the actual industry in which you work.
January marked the inaugural release of
IRWA’s new Credentialing Program that
repositions the SR/WA designation to
align with our core industry segments.
Check out IRWA’s new streamlined 3-step process to credentialing.
To get started, just pick your pathway!