CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

NHLA offers hardwood specific certification programs to improve profitability, differentiate your company from your competition and attract potential customers. 

 
NHLA STRAP AND SEAL FINANCIAL GUARANTEE

This program guarantees your customers that your product is on grade and is financially backed by NHLA. A NHLA National Inspector will grade the lumber shipment, certify the grades, and strap and seal the shipment. If the shipment is received and the customer perceives it as “off grade,” NHLA will re-inspect and pay for any difference on the shipment invoice.

NHLA FACILITY GRADE (FG) CERTIFICATION

This certification raises the industry standard. Being NHLA Certified differentiates your business from the competition and assures customers that your lumber is “On Grade.” It also enhances your reputation and creates new marketing opportunities.

View a list of Grade Certified members HERE.

NHLA KILN DRYING (KD) CERTIFICATION

This program can save exporters time and money and achieves the same goals as the APHIS Phytosanitary Certificate at a lower cost to you. Learn More (this should link to an explanation of the program)

View a list of the current KD Certified Companies HERE. 

 

 

To learn more or enroll in any of these programs,

please contact NHLA Chief Inspector Dana Spessert.

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