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Training Courses

Training Courses for Your Business

WRLA offers courses and training for our members so you can develop industry-related skills and use the tools needed to accomplish effective:

  • Estimating
  • Purchasing
  • Warehouse Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management

WRLA courses are held across Western Canada and at the annual WRLA Building & Hardware Showcase. Rebates are available to members who have to travel to attend these courses. Courses must be paid in full by the course date and rebate forms sent to the WRLA office no later than 30 days from the course completion date. 

Upcoming Fall 2020 In-Class Courses

To receive more information on a course or register for an upcoming course, please email Erin Lubinski at e2eae151mvoV3sQQdsxvdFPyv6|.

In Red Deer, AB:

Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations: October 26, 2020

Manual Estimating, levels 1 & 2: October 27-30, 2020


In Winnipeg, MB:

Principles of Yard & Warehouse Operations: November 2, 2020

Manual Estimating, levels 1 & 2: November 3-6, 2020

There are always online training options available. (See course details below.)

Manual Estimating

Become an expert estimator in the lumber and building supply industry. WRLA offers three levels of courses, from introductory to expert, on developing estimates for a variety of projects. Each course has a comprehensive exam with a certificate awarded upon completion of the level. Once you have completed all of the courses, you will be awarded a “Professional Estimator” certificate.


NEW! Building Science and Energy Efficiency Awareness

Designed for anyone in building design, construction and management who wants a better understanding of how buildings work, it will provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of building science, from air movement and moisture management to energy-efficient windows and doors. It will also get you up-to-speed on National Building Code requirements for new buildings, additions and major alterations.



Course opens September 14, 2020!

WHMIS training is legally required for all employees who are exposed or likely to be exposed to a hazardous material or controlled product at the workplace. Ensure your employees have up-to-date knowledge on how to protect themselves and their co-workers from hazardous products in the workplace.


FREE Math Refresher Courses

These courses are not a prerequisite, but would be beneficial for those taking Manual Estimating as a math refresher. Thank you to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for partnering with WRLA on sharing these courses.

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NEW! Colonization to Resilience

Thank you to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for partnering with WRLA on sharing this course.

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