Education/Training

The profits gained when employees are continually trained far exceed the costs of providing educational training. WBMA regularly develops and provides essential training and educational programs tailored to meet current needs and concerns of the membership throughout the year.


Educational Programs
WBMA offers you industry specific educational events

Estimating & Blueprint Reading
Introduction to Building Material Sales
On-Site Forklift Training and Certification
Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Sales Training
* Webinars
* Yard Foreman

   

Online Training

Online Learning Management System Is Ready for You!  

Foundation is an online learning platform designed specifically for the building materials industry.  

Geared toward independent business owners.

Foundation will be your one-stop shop for employee training and onboarding resources.
Courses available include the Introduction to Building Material Sales and HR / Workplace Development.  By the end of summer, we will have added Forklift Safety Training, Customer Service and the Estimating/Blueprint Reading and & Takeoff course.

Follow this link to the Foundation Website Foundation LMS and register for a course today!

 

APA - The Engineered Wood Association - click here

APA's Back-to-Basics training series is a comprehensive training series.  It includes six "back to basics" modules that cover key topics related to I-joints, Rim Board, laminated veneer lumber, and glulam.

 

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association - click here

Online training for professionals throughout the building materials supply chain including architects, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, builders and installers.

Increase your knowledge of Western Red Cedar while providing your clients with the best advice on incorporating WRC intro their projects.

The WRCLA website has an extensive photo gallery and includes many design and specification guides.

 

Western Wood Preservers Institute - click here

Get schooled on preserved wood and fire retardant wood with the new online eUniversity developed by WWPI and online education service AEC Daily.

The WWPI website is the best resource for Western preserved wood products.   The library offers an extensive collection of downloadable publications, technical sheets and design tools to properly select, specify and use Western preserved wood on almost any project.

The Treated Wood Guide app is available for free on your smartphone or tablet.

 

Western Wood Products Association - click here

WWPA's Lumber Resource Library is an extensive collection of product use manuals for western species of lumber, grading rules, tech notes, design load tables and span charts.

 

The Kincaid Learning Center

The WBMA Kincaid Learning Center is a valuable tool available to members. The KLC represents a collection of educational materials that address all aspects of the successful operation of the building supply business. Materials to assist with government regulatory compliance, credit, yard operation, safety, management, sales training as well as an extensive video library can be borrowed for your review or purchased through WBMA. Numerous other educational programs and materials are available to WBMA members.