Workshops for Real Estate Professionals
Lake Champlain Sea Grant offers accredited workshops to Vermont and New York real estate professionals. Real estate professionals are often the first (and sometimes only) source of information for buyers and sellers about construction and alterations in regulated areas (such as wetlands and river corridors), potential flood risks, septic requirements, shoreland protection, and related topics. Realtors also gain valuable information about state and local resources that they can pass on to their clients.
All courses award Vermont continuing education credits. New York credits are available for the septic course, with others pending. See below for course descriptions. More detailed information can be found on each workshop page. Visit our events page for scheduled courses or contact Linda Patterson (lspatter [at] uvm.edu or 802-734-2617) to request a scheduling.
Learn from a Vermont rivers expert how to access and interpret Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state river corridor maps for information about flood risk, flood insurance, and regulation compliance.
Learn about how private wells or springs work and why it is important to protect our drinking water supply. Explore best practices and responsibilities for real estate professionals when working with buyers and sellers with private water systems.
Learn about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and flooding issues in New York State. Understand how to access and interpret map data.
Learn about the various kinds of septic systems installed in Vermont and the regulations pertaining to their installation and maintenance.
Learn how to identify the signs of wetlands on or near a parcel, and the regulations related to property development or alterations.
Learn about Vermont’s Shoreland Protection guidelines from a Vermont lakes expert: landowner requirements, development regulations, and permit guidelines.
Learn about the Current Use Program and the requirements for participation in agriculture, forestry, and conservation.
Learn to use the powerful Vermont Natural Resources Atlas - an online mapping tool.