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Land University (LANDU®): The Industry-Leading Land Real Estate Education Program

The REALTORS® Land Institute’s Land University (LANDU®) is an unparalleled land real estate education program that offers top-notch educational courses and webinars for land professionals. Land is a unique real estate specialty that requires the kind of specialized professional education which can be found at LANDU® of the REALTORS® Land Institute.

  • How does a ranch sale differ from a crop land sale?
  • In what ways do soil types affect land use?
  • Where are the best resources for land information?
  • How do land specialists use aerial photography and mapping and location systems?
  • How does the USDA work with land owners?
  • What are the impacts of water rights and related government regulations?

Real estate professionals become land experts and Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) through the Institute’s LANDU® education. LANDU® offers face-to-face courses, online courses, web seminars, and more that are relevant to the unique business of land.

LANDU Education Week

LANDU®: Types of Land Real Estate Education Courses

All courses that are a part of our LANDU® Education Program are continuously updated to offer enhanced learning and engagement. LANDU® courses, offered through the REALTORS® Land Institute, are for real estate professionals who specialize in, or who seek to specialize in, land brokerage of farms, ranches, undeveloped tracts of land, and related assets. These courses are required for real estate practitioners and those who wish to pursue the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation. LANDU® offers courses through traditional classroom courses, online courses, blended courses, and independent study opportunities.

Online, No-Travel Courses

  • Online-VILT Courses are Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) courses that require no-travel. VILT courses combine various types of learning including four two-hour webinars that take place once a week during the month that the course is held as well as eight additional hours earned through independent study learning plus the ability to reach out to the instructor and other students in-between webinar sessions; the combined hours spent working on the course is what determines the course credit hours. Participation in live instructor webinars is an integral aspect of this course. The weekly webinar dates are listed within the course offering description on the Upcoming Course Calendar. Most VILT courses last from the first through the last week of the month; however, please be sure to check the scheduled webinar dates for each course.
  • Independent Study Courses are self-paced with no instructor or participant interaction. Students have one year, from the date of purchase, to complete the course and pass the final exam. Currently, the Land 101: Introduction to Land Brokerage course is the only course offered as an independent study online course.

Live, In-Person Courses

  • Traditional Classroom Courses are held across the country and offer participants the chance to attain knowledge while networking with like-minded professionals. These courses are often held by local RLI Chapters.
  • LANDU® Education Bootcamp is a unique opportunity to complete between one and six courses while gaining expertise and building relationships with other land professionals. Each course is taught by a LANDU® Instructor who will share current information and trends. This unique opportunity takes place once a year at a new location around the country. This is a unique opportunity to complete all six courses towards the elite ALC Designation in one place.

To learn more about our course offerings contact us at 800-441-5263 or

LANDU® Course Pricing Structure

ALC Designated Course Price - For registrants that have already earned the Accredited Land Consultants (ALC) Designation and are considered to be an active ALC.

RLI Member Course Price - For registrants that are REALTORS® Land Institute Members who have not yet earned the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation.

Non-Member Course Price - For registrants that are not active members of the REALTORS® Land Institute.

Additional Educational Opportunities


Gain confidence when you're up to date on trending land topics. Experts in the field will help you build ongoing expertise on current issues and provide tools to use in your daily business. Our one-hour webinar format is a fast and convenient way to get informed on issues impacting landowners, brokers and agents, and the industry. View all upcoming webinars, plus a list of archived webinars.

RLI Webinar Archive

Recordings of past webinars and other relevant resources are available.  These are effective, on-demand tools for learning within one’s own environment and/or for learning in a group situation, i.e. staff meetings, chapter meetings, agent training, etc. As a RLI member benefit, active RLI members have free access to the webinar archive located in the RLI education portal.

Virtual Education Roundtables

Exclusively for RLI members, these virtual gatherings help land professionals get advice to use in their daily business from a panel of experts and seasoned fellow RLI members. A facilitator guides this information discussion which allows for conversations between panelists and attendees.

Expert Speakers

Book speakers on specific topics for conferences and meetings. To learn about the topics, speakers, and personalized program opportunities email us at or call 800-441-5263.

Professional Development Programs

RLI also offers professional development programs through events such as the RLI's Annual National Land Conference, NAR NXT, REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, and Chapter Education Programs that feature presentations focusing on the business of land.