Short Courses

Hands-On Training to Boost Your Career

Our Short Courses are taught by NHLA National Inspectors around the United States and Canada, and each course covers a variety of topics. These courses are perfect for those wanting to get a basic understanding of the NHLA Hardwood Grading Rules. These workshops are held across the US and Canada, so you can find one closest to you.

Upcoming NHLA Short Courses

Short Courses are ideal for yardmen, sawyers, edgermen, sales and office staff, management-level personnel, and anyone who would like a refresher on the NHLA Grading Rules. Below, you will find available upcoming classes.

Intro to Hardwood Lumber Grading (Ron Jones Hardwood Sales)

July 23 - 25, 2024
Franklin, PA
The Intro to Lumber Grading provides a basic understanding of the NHLA hardwood lumber grading rules. The class is perfect for yardmen, sawyers, edgermen, sales and office staff, and management level personnel. Course fees are: $400 for NHLA members and $570 for non-members. National Inspector Tom Byers will be your instructor.

Walnut Lumber Grading

August 6 — 8, 2024
Memphis, TN
Walnut is one of those species with a number of exceptions to the Rules. It is also one of the most highly valued species. Join us in Memphis for instruction on getting the most value out of your walnut production.

3-Day Introduction to Grading Hardwood Lumber

August 28 — 30, 2024
Memphis, TN
This introductory course is perfect for those wanting to get a basic understanding of the NHLA Hardwood Grading Rules.

5-Day Intro to Lumber Grading (Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Assn.)

September 9 — 13, 2024
Indianapolis, IN
This 5-day intro to lumber grading gives yardmen, sawyers, edger men, sales and office staff, and management level personnel an introduction to hardwood lumber grading. Class hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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