Inspector Training School

Your Career as a Hardwood Lumber Inspector Begins Here!

Welcome to the NHLA Inspector Training School located in Memphis, Tennessee at the headquarters of the National Hardwood Lumber Association. With humble beginnings, the first class of the School began in 1948 in a one-room garage area of Nickey Brothers Lumber Company in Memphis.

In September of 1949, a permanent School structure was built on Tutwiler Avenue and housed the School until 1980 when the National Hardwood Lumber Association moved its headquarters from Chicago to Memphis. The Inspector Training School and the Association now reside together and have graduated more than 7,200 students from around the world since its modest establishment.

The NHLA Inspector Training School offers the only Hardwood Lumber Inspector certificate program in the world. Due to the reputation of the School, graduates are often in demand, as many companies require their inspectors to be trained by NHLA.