About Chapter 41

The International Right of Way Association is a professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate ​practitioners. Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has served professionals who acquire, manage and ​transfer the land rights needed for building and maintaining energy and transportation infrastructure.

Recognized for their high ethical standards, commitment to integrity and professional excellence, IRWA’s nearly 10,000 ​members hail from over 15 countries around the world. They are united by their profession and their commitment to pursuing ​training and professional development through courses, chapter meetings, seminars and the annual education conference.


The value of IRWA membership is experienced through being current, credentialed and connected. The IRWA's members are:

Current on the changing trends in right of way through our annual Federal Agency Update, International Education Conference, ​Right of Way magazine and the Right of Way Professional Career Path.

Credentialed as a specialist in one of six right of way disciplines including our highest designation, the SR/WA or Senior Right of ​Way Professional, increasing their value to employers, clients, and the profession.

Connected at the local, regional and international levels with access to a network of industry experts and right of way ​professionals.