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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 dates listed below next to the courses are the official start dates of each course; the scheduled webinar dates and times will be listed on the course page. 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 six months, 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 Week 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.
  • Blended Course Offerings are exclusively offered during LANDU Education Week and combine independent study style learning before the in-person part of the course.

To learn more about our course offerings contact us at 800-441-5263 or rli@nar.realtor.

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

Webinars

Webinars are learning opportunities from the convenience of “wherever” you prefer.  Participants are able to hear the presenters and simultaneously view the presentations. All that is needed by the participant is a phone line and a computer with a high speed internet connection.  Webinars can also be used as tools to bring current and potential clients together to share information that is helpful while building trust.  Using web seminars as a chapter event or as a staff knowledge session allows for discussion and conversation and learning by all. View all upcoming webinars in our upcoming education calendar.

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.

Expert Speakers

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

Professional Development Programs

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