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Wood Trade Compliance Training Courses Move Online to Address Travel Challenges

Posted By Cindy L. Squires, Esq., Friday, July 31, 2020
During my time leading IWPA, one constant for me and so many of our industry leaders has been travel. Travel to conventions, tradeshows, visiting members, participating in key meetings, it seemed like it would never end. That is until COVID-19 shut down so many things, including non-essential travel. We at IWPA have worked hard to be quick and nimble in our efforts to meet our industry’s needs in the new era of restricted travel. First we moved the World of Wood Annual Convention online. And now we have decided to move several of our Wood Trade Compliance Training courses online as well.

For the first time this fall IWPA will be offering three courses from its industry-leading Wood Trade Compliance Training via live online classes on the Zoom platform. These live, virtual courses will deliver the same intensive and interactive instruction on sourcing and compliance. Each course will be taught for two hours per day from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time to facilitate participation by wood trade professionals across North America.

Registration is now open for the following courses:

Week 1
Advanced Wood Trade Compliance - September 29-October 1
This advanced course builds on the topics covered in the original Wood Trade Compliance course. For sourcing strategies, risk assessment methods, validation of supplier compliance to requirements and updates on the latest regulations and enforcement actions will be covered in this day long course. Prerequisite completion of the Wood Trade Compliance Training course.

Day 1 – Tuesday, September 29th
2pm – 4pm EDT (11am – 1pm PDT)

Day 2 – Wednesday, September 30th
2pm – 4 pm EDT (11am – 1pm PDT)

Day 3 – Thursday, October 1st
Self-Paced Learning Online Modules

Day 4 – Friday, October 2nd
2pm – 4pm EDT (11am – 1pm PDT)

Week 2
Wood Products Supply Chain Mapping - October 6 & 7
This advanced due diligence training course covers the basics of typical forest regulatory structures to aid the wood trade professional in understanding the wood and forest regulatory scheme of their wood sources. The course covers techniques on engaging your supplier and how to map a supply chain.

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 6th
2pm – 4pm EDT (11am – 1pm PDT)

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 7th
2pm – 4pm EDT (11am – 1pm PDT)

Formaldehyde Emissions Regulations - October 8 & 9
The advanced course concentrates on emissions standards applicable to plywood, medium-density fiberboard, particle board and products that contain them . Buying and labeling basics, product coverage and exemptions, importer and distributor responsibilities, documentation requirements and updates on the most recent enforcement cases will be presented and discussed.

Day 1 – Thursday, October 8th
2pm – 4pm EDT (11am – 1pm PDT)

Day 2 - Friday, October 9th
2pm – 4pm EDT (11am – 1pm PDT)

Tags:  Due Care  EPA  Formaldehyde  Lacey Act  Wood Trade Compliance Training 

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