CURRICULUM & REQUIREMENTS
The 12-week program is offered in the fall and the spring at NHLA headquarters in Memphis, TN, while the 10-week program is offered in the summer and is typically held off-site. Students who successfully fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
Online Training Program
In an attempt to accommodate the needs of all students, NHLA created the Online Training Program (OTP) to achieve the certificate in Hardwood Lumber Grading. The OTP is a blended learning solution that incorporates both face-to-face class time with online training.
The OTP is divided into 3 Modules. Upon the successful completion of Module 1, a student can then proceed to Module 2. Students who successfully fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.
The Online Training Program works best for highly-motivated individuals who are able to work independently and communicate comfortably through reading and writing.
Module 1 requires two weeks of hands-on study at the NHLA Campus in Memphis, TN.
Module 2 is comprised of three lessons and allows for up to 12 months of online study for memorization, study, and testing of required material.
Module 3 requires three weeks of classroom study, board runs, and final testing back at NHLA headquarters in Memphis, TN. This is the final step in completing the program and receiving the certificate of completion.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All applicants are strongly encouraged to sharpen mathematical skills prior to starting class, as proficiency in these skills will be necessary for daily class activities.
All applicants must supply
- Verification of birth date (birth certificate, driver’s license or passport)
- Verification of (choose one):
- Verification of high school graduation (official transcripts or a certified copy of a diploma)
- Verification of GED completion (official transcripts or a certified copy of the GED)
- Proof of graduation from a foreign institution comparable to a United States secondary school (translated and evaluated transcripts)
- OR Passing the Ability to Benefits Test (please inquire about this test)
The NHLA Inspector Training School welcomes international students.
All international students must be fluent in English before they enroll.
The School only accepts M-1 visas in accordance with its vocational status.
International student applicants must meet the following requirements for admission to the School:
- Successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be translated and evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States.)
- Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses (i.e. supplies, travel, lodging, food, etc.)