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Course 505 – Advanced Residential Relocation Assistance

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.


  • Industry:  An advanced course that can be applied towards continuing education and recertification credit.
  • 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

Course Tuition includes

  • Participant Manual
  • Federal Register

Required Material

  • Financial calculator

Who should take this course

This course is designed for experienced right of way practitioners who are in the field of relocation assistance.
Tamara G Benson, SR/WA, R/W-RAC, R/W-URAC
 is the owner of Aviva Learning & Consulting, LLC and specializes in delivering customized training programs for professionals involved in Real Estate Infrastructure Projects. Aviva also provides consulting services, including expert witness testimony and quality assurance services on Infrastructure related projects. Prior to starting Aviva, Tamara was the Director of Training and Development for Universal Field Services, Inc., and was responsible for the development and implementation of in-house and project specific training programs for staff and clients. Tamara has been involved in the Right of Way Industry since 1990 and has a diverse knowledge of the right of way industry having performed as a Records/Database Manager, Litigation/Title Coordinator, Acquisition/Relocation Agent, Relocation Supervisor, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Project Manager on government projects in Oklahoma and providing project oversight on projects in Virginia, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Tamara attended the University of Oklahoma and holds the SR/WA designation and the R/W-URAC and R/W-RAC certifications from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA). She was a contributing author to the 2012 Edition of The Principles of Right of Way and serves as the Chair to the Partnership for Infrastructure Professional Education. She is also a CLIMB Certified Instructor for IRWA courses and is a current member of the International Relocation Assistance Committee. She has served in all positions of IRWA Chapter 33 and was named the Chapter Professional of the Year in 2004 and 2010, as well as the IRWA Region 2 Professional of the Year in 2010. Tamara was also selected as the 2010 recipient of the Frank C. Balfour Professional of the Year Award at IRWA’s 57th Annual Education Conference held in Atlanta, GA.COURSE COORDINATOR:
Lori Vernon, SR/WA, R/W-RAC
6737 S. 85th East Ave
Tulsa, OK  74133
Phone:  (918) 494-7600
Fax:  (918) 494-7650
Email:  lvernon@ufsrw.com

Mid-America Christian University (MACU)
3500 SW 119th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73170
Phone:  (405) 692-3242
Participant Capacity:  30

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
613 NW 8th Street
Moore, OK  73160
Phone:  (405) 759-2600
Rate:  $104.00 + tax per night
Contact hotel directly for reservations
Must mention reserving room for IRWA class


Mid-America Christian University
3500 SW 119th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73170 United States
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(405) 692-3242