Inspector Training School

Welcome to the NHLA Inspector Training School located in Memphis, Tennessee, at the headquarters of the National Hardwood Lumber Association. The first class of NHLA trained lumber inspectors graduated in 1948.  Since then the School has graduated more than 7,300 students from around the world.

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 high demand, as many companies require their inspectors to be trained by NHLA.

The NHLA Inspector Training School Has Two Learning Options!

There are two ways to receive a certificate in lumber inspection.  The first is the 8-week Inspector Training School Program; offered at NHLA headquarters in Memphis, TN. This course is a mix of hands-on training, testing, in-class lecturing, one-on-one training with the instructor, group study and more. Students who successfully fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.

Alternatively, students may take part in the ITS Online Training Program, which allows students to receive a certificate of completion in a hybrid learning environment. This program is perfect for self-motivated students looking for a flexible schedule. 

The ITS Online Training Program is composed of 3 Modules:

  • Module 1 is a two-week course that includes hands-on training and in-class lectures at NHLA Headquarters in Memphis, TN. Once Module 1 is complete, students can register for Module 2.
  • Module 2 is all online. Students can spend up to one year studying online from work, home, or anywhere with WiFi connection. Once successfully finished with Module 2, students can register for Module 3.
  • Module 3 is three weeks of training in Memphis. In this Module, students will be taking tests, grading lumber, and students can meet with our instructors for one-on-one guidance.

After successful completion of all 3 Modules, students will receive a certificate of completion.

Ready to start your career in the hardwood lumber industry, as a NHLA trained Lumber Inspector? Click on the Apply Now tab

Is the NHLA Inspector Training School right for you?  Click below to find out!

Still have questions? Please explore the tabs to the left regarding admission, tuition and scholarships. Or give us a call at 901-377-1818 or email to request more information.

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Memphis, TN 38184
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