Our 8-week Inspector Training School program is offered in the spring, summer, and fall at NHLA headquarters in Memphis, TN. This course is a mix of hands-on training, testing, in-class lecturing, sawmill site visits, one-on-one training with our instructor, and more. Students who successfully fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.



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)

*Official Transcripts must be sent directly (in a sealed envelope) from the High School to NHLA at 6830 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis, TN  38134

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