CURRICULUM & REQUIREMENTS

Traditional Program

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

Module 1 requires two weeks of hands-on study at the NHLA Campus in Memphis, TN.

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)
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