The WRLA has established a new certification program designed specifically for the LBM industry – by the LBM industry. Named the “WRLA Fundamentals of the Lumber and Building Supply Industry Certificate” this program is the first of its kind. The WRLA has been working closely with Mount Royal University’s (MRU) Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension to develop this formal certification program.

This is an online course with enough flexibility to be taken when students can fit the time into their weekly schedules. It is a four-week program consisting of four courses designed to be easily accessible online for new industry hires and to those in career transition.



Registration for this course will be directly through Mount Royal University. Registration details are currently being developed and our goal is to open registration on September 4, 2018.

The WRLA Fundamentals of the Lumber and Building Supply Industry Certificate registration fee is $615. Students enrolled in the WRLA Fundamentals of the Lumber and Building Supply Industry Certificate course are eligible to apply for WRLA Education Grants.


The scheduled start dates are:

FALL 2018 Session
• OCT. 01 – OCT. 26
• OCT. 29 – NOV. 23
• NOV. 26 – DEC. 21

WINTER 2019 Session
• JAN. 07 – FEB. 01
• FEB. 04 – MAR. 01
• MAR. 04 – MAR. 29

Why is this certificate program important?

This certifcate program enables the WRLA to support key goals:
• To attract and retain talent to the LBM industry
• To professionalize the industry with a formal certificate program
• Through the WRLA Education Grants, the WRLA will provide funds directly to those within the industry

Do you know someone who would be interested taking the course?
Want to apply for the course and the Education Grant?
Contact the WRLA for more information. 1-800-661-0253

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