Contract Land Staff (CLS) values and understands the need for training, and has formalized many professional training sessions and developed curriculums, along with a variety of Right of Way business related modules for many companies including our own. Leading these endeavors is the CLS Professional Development Institute (PDI) whose mission is to provide the best in Right of Way training for Right of Way Professionals.



CLS places high priority on training because experience has proven that enhancing the knowledge and skills of our people has far-reaching positive impacts, from success on projects to an empowered and fulfilled work force. This commitment is demonstrated daily though CLS’s in-house training division, the Professional Development Institute (PDI). The ranks of PDI trainers include CLS Officers and Senior Directors and Managers as well as external ROW industry experts.


PDI coordinates all internal Project and Corporate training. Project-specific training is generally conducted at each critical phase of a Project, such as Title Research, Survey Permitting, Acquisition, Construction and File Prep and Project Management. This level of training primarily covers CLS internal processes and best practices. Corporate training covers critical topics such as Safety and Employment Issues. PDI conducts approximately 250 training sessions per year, in person or via webinar.

The truth is that no one learns about Right of Way in college. Much, if not all Right of Way experience is learned on the job. So how do you ensure that you have Right of Way professionals working for you? You start by calling CLS.  800.874.4519

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