Lumber Grading Course 2017



The Canadian Hardwood Bureau and the National Hardwood Lumber Association are pleased to jointly offer interested individuals and companies the opportunity to participate in a unique, two-week intensive lumber grading short course from August 14-25, 2017, in North Bay, Ontario. 
Online/Progressive Program 
In an attempt to further its educational outreach and accommodate the needs of all students; the NHLA has created for those training to become lumber graders, the "Online/Progressive Program" which is divided into 3 blocks. Upon the successful completion of one block, a student can then proceed to the next.  

Block 1 normally requires two weeks of hands-on study at the NHLA Inspector Training School in Memphis, Tenn.  However, it is this block that will be offered at Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario to companies interested in this option. Take advantage of this special chance to train in Canada.
Block 2 of the Online/Progressive Program allows for up to 12 months of online study for memorization, study and testing of required material.

Block 3 requires an additional three weeks of classroom study and board runs back at NHLA headquarters.  Students who successfully fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
It should be noted that all applicants are strongly encouraged to sharpen mathematical skills prior to class start, as proficiency in these skills will be necessary for daily class activities.
This Block 1 training will be held at Canadore College in North Bay, ON, with the generous assistance of Quality Hardwoods Ltd. in nearby Powassan.  Specific room locations are being finalized and will be provided to registrants.   
The cost of the course is $1850 for Canadian Hardwood Bureau or NHLA members a preferred rate for members of the two organizations.  The registration rate for non-members of NHLA or CHB is $2,225 plus applicable taxes.  This includes the training and course materials.  Travel, meals and accommodation are not included in these fees and are the responsibility of the students.    
Participants can stay in residence at Canadore College at a very reasonable rate.  There are single and double room options available, some suites have private bedrooms with shared kitchen and washroom facilities.  Please contact the residence booking service directly at 705-980-1301 ext. 0 for more information and to make arrangements there.  There are also numerous hotels/motels in the area.   
We hope you will participate in this great opportunity to enhance the grading skills of your staff.  Please direct your questions and registration forms to Richard Lipman, CHB , 613-567-5511 or .   
Friday, June 23, 2017