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C505 Advanced Residential Relocation Assistance. Openings available—register soon!


January 23, 2018

Course Level: Advanced
CEU Credits: 8.00
Class Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuition: $265.00 Member / $325.00 Non-Member

Late Registration Fee of $25.00 on and after:  12/23/2017

Washington State Department of Transportation - Conference Room
15710 Dayton Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133

Course Description
This course requires a thorough understanding of the relocation process.  This course begins with an awareness exam; then, in case-study format, covers residential relocation issues. There is a detailed analysis of each case study so that participants understand the lead agency’s theory behind its interpretation of the situation.  Facts are applied in order to simulate a relocation that is consistent with the intent of the Uniform Act.

  • Generalist:  An advanced course that can be applied towards the RWP or SR/WA program.
  • Specialist:  Required course for the R/W-URAC program; an elective for the R/W-RAC program.


  • Limited Housing Resources
  • Large Dwelling/Small Household
  • Seasonal Residences
  • Relocatees Receiving Public Assistance
  • DS & S Standards and Occupancy Codes
  • Barrier Free Housing
  • Major Exterior Attributes and Carve-Outs
  • Partial Interest Owners

Leslie Beaird, SR/WA, R/W-RAC
Leslie Beaird, SR/WA, R/W-RAC, is Manager of Right of Way Operations for Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.'s (Tierra's), Pacific Northwest branch. Leslie has been involved in right of way activities since 1998. She specializes in relocation assistance and is considered a subject matter expert. Prior to joining Tierra, she served as a Project Manager for Universal Field Services in Seattle and also spent 15 years working in Real Estate Services at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). At WSDOT, Leslie was responsible for the development and implementation of training courses for staff, consultant, and local agency employees. She also performed quality assurance oversight, provided relocation assistance services, and conducted project certification reviews on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-funded projects in Washington. Throughout her career, Leslie has served in leadership roles, provided training, and acted as a mentor to other Agents and employees. Leslie holds the SR/WA designation and R/W-RAC certification from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA). She serves as the Leader of the IRWA's International Relocation Assistance Community of Practice, is a past President of IRWA's Puget Sound Chapter, and was named Chapter Professional of the Year in 2014. She is also a certified CLIMB instructor for IRWA.

Cyndi Whelpley, SR/WA
(360) 929-4823


Three ways to register
Register Online:  HERE - This will take you to the IRWA National Website

Fax: (866) 388-7419 HERE - Registration form found on the IRWA National website
Phone: (310) 538-0233, x138

*Please note: to ensure proper registration & credit, if registering for someone other than yourself, you MUST use their log in information.

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