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 program 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.


Download the poster and share with your staff, office, and others who may be interested in taking the course. 

Courses in the Program

  • Industry Literacy Skills: The Role of the WRLA in Today's Lumber Building Materials Industry
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Relationship Management: Communication, Active Listening, and Customer Satisfaction


Register for this program directly through Mount Royal University.

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The WRLA Fundamentals of the Lumber and Building Supply Industry Certificate registration fee is $615 (no applicable taxes).

Grant Opportunities:

Students enrolled in the program are eligible to apply for WRLA Education Grants. Course participants will be eligible to apply for partial or full reimbursement after they have successfully completed the course, making it possible for those who are underemployed or unemployed to take the course. WRLA is developing the application process of these grants and expected launch date is in 2020.

Next Sessions: 

  • March 2, 2020

More dates will be added - check www.mtroyal.ca for the latest schedule and to register.

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?

Subscribe to the WRLA News, WRLA's electronic newsletter, for important updates and details or contact the WRLA for more information.

Call 1-800-661-0253 for more information on the certificate program or any other education offerings.

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